High Tech Systems

In next-generation high-tech and mechatronic systems, extreme functionalities and performance requirements will be realized by using a model-based multi-physics systems approach.

New sensing technologies and actuator designs for multi-physics processes (forces, flows, temperatures, acoustics, optics) will need to be integrated with and used by distributed on-line model-based control and optimization tools. The control systems are adaptive, auto-tuned, are implemented in optimized hardware and software architectures, and use effective (wireless) communication.


High Tech Systems Center

At the TU/e High Tech Systems Center (HTSC), fundamental research and design around new concepts and prototypes takes place while focusing on the needs of the industry. Using systems design paradigms forms a central part of the program and challenges within HTSC. 

High-tech and mechatronic systems need to meet fast-developing requirements in functionalities and performance requirements. Systems need to be adaptive, auto-tuned, implemented in optimized hardware and software architectures, and use effective (wireless) communication.

Next-generation systems requires systems engineering as a systematic tool for the conception, design and performance prediction of complex equipment also requires further development.

Our Focus Areas

The seven focus areas of HTSC are innovative and will continue to develop complex engineering. 


In the Spotlight

Necessarily, we first need to have a complete understanding of the software before we can maintain it

Researcher in the Spotlight: Kousar Aslam

Design, realization and testing of an in-vacuum substrate handling robot

Researcher in the Spotlight: Rick Baade

My PhD concerns the production planning and control of poultry processing plants.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Kay Peeters

I’m developing novel closed-loop control systems for additive manufacturing

Researcher in the Spotlight: Thomas Hafkamp

Better software quality means safer and more reliable systems. Good examples are MRI scanners and self-driving vehicles

Researcher in the Spotlight: Thomas Neele

My research focuses on the resin layer deposition process of the vat photopolymerization additive manufacturing technique

Researcher in the Spotlight: Andrei Kozhevnikov

understanding of wear mechanisms and wear particle formation on silicon wafers in lithography modules

Researcher in the Spotlight: Sven Sperling

Repetitive and learning motion control in printing systems

Researcher in the Spotlight: Lennart Blanken

I focus on the timing analysis of component-based software systems.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Ruben Jonk

Rachel Jones

My work uses vat photopolymerization to enable the additive manufacturing of large-area ceramics.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Steyn Westbeek

I’m doing research on the charging of microparticles in a spatial plasma afterglow

Researcher in the Spotlight: Judith van Huijstee

I’m working on Next Generation Model Reduction Techniques for Complex Systems.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Daming Lou

I use particle-based numerical methods to simulate dilute gas systems and determine their thermal behavior.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Bijan Goshayeshi

Model order reduction for parameter-varying systems

Researcher in the Spotlight: Xingang Cao

My research is about advancing Cognitive Robotics for Flexible Agro-Food Technology.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Jordy Senden

...the thermally-induced deformation of components will be a major hurdle in the years to come.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Ruben Merks

Advanced identification and control of thermal systems

Researcher in the Spotlight: Enzo Evers

Plasma assisted contamination control for ultra-clean vacuum systems

Researcher in the Spotlight: Boy van Minderhout

My research will help make the step towards multi-material food printing.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Dolf Klomp

We approach the concept of eating food from a Mechanical Engineering point of view, believing that this will largely improve the methods of designing food

Researcher in the Spotlight: Nicky Jonkers

Synthesizing controllers

Researcher in the Spotlight: Ferdie Reijnen

I try to improve the mechanical structure of an interventional X-ray system

Researcher in the Spotlight: Jeffrey van Pinxteren

I identify and control position-dependent mechanical systems

Researcher in the Spotlight: Robin de Rozario

Deformations of the wafer play a crucial role in the overall performance of the lithography tool

Researcher in the Spotlight: David van den Hurk

The influence of hygro-thermal behavior

Researcher in the Spotlight: Amritam Das

Within the FAST project, my topic is localization and navigation for mobile industrial robots.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Bob Hendrikx

...how robots perceive and understand the intentions of humans...

Researcher in the Spotlight: Margot Neggers

Together we hope to provide a robust and holistic solution to the problem of developing safe autonomous robots

Researcher in the Spotlight: Rishi Mohan

My research concerns robust self-localization algorithms for mobile robots.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Liang Li

I look for active means of transport for contaminations at low pressures.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Ralf Reinartz

Making mobile robots more explainable and robust in semi-open environments

Researcher in the Spotlight: Hao Liang Chen

Linear reluctance motor with a soft magnetic track

Researcher in the Spotlight: Samuil Aleksandrov

My goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of high-speed sub-nanometer accuracy positioning systems using piezo-electric actuators.

Researcher in the Spotlight: Clarisse Pétua Bosman Barros

Linear reluctance motor with advanced power electronics converter

Researcher in the Spotlight: Lie Wang


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) pushes the frontier of robotics technologies in its many fields of expertise and applications. TU/e aims to positively impact our societal challenges in healthcare, energy, mobility and food.

Robot systems like manipulators, mobile robots, autonomous cars, surgical systems et cetera are a combination of many technologies and fields of expertise. Our research extends to many of those and includes expertise in autonomy, control systems, locomotion, mechatronics, artificial intelligence (machine learning / deep learning), material sciences, electronics, computer sciences, design and user interfacing.  It also encompasses less robot-centric expertise like the design of robot based system level factory solutions, its embedding in organizations and the study of its impact on we as humans and our society.

Meet our team


The High Tech Systems Center undertakes strategic collaborations to arrive at breakthrough innovations within the industry.


TU Eindhoven’s High Tech Systems Center (HTSC) joined forces with TNO in the NOMI (Nano Opto-Mechatronics Instruments) collaboration. Together they will drive technology innovations to develop instruments to image, measure and fabricate devices at the level of individual atoms. NOMI innovations is based on the vision of the future where humanity will solve many of future’s challenges in data, energy and life sciences by a continuous miniaturization in device fabrication down to an atomic scale. The applications include nanometrology and nanomanufacturing for nanoelectronics, bio-medical and scientific explorations.


Together with Wageningen University & Research (WUR), TNO E and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), started the Digital Food Processing Initiative (DFPI). With the expertise in food science from WUR and the expertise in high-tech from TNO (applied research) and TU/e (fundamental research) this initiative will enable digitally controlled food production innovations. This initiative will collaborate with the food industry to translate ideas more easily




to the market. DFPI focuses on six propositions: equipment development, sustainable food solutions, advanced process control, new product development, personalised food, and food experience.


AMSYSTEMS Center is a joint innovation center for additive manufacturing which focuses predominantly on the development of production equipment for smart, personalized and multi-functional products. The center is founded by Dutch research organization TNO and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). TNO and TU/e HTSC have years of experience in additive manufacturing at their disposal and are making the step towards the next generation of integrated production systems. The center undertakes fundamental and applied research programs to arrive at innovations that ultimately make it to the marketplace via the affiliated companies or spin-offs that are created. At AMSYSTEMS Center experts and scientists are working, who understand the emerging 3D-printing industry needs.


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The HTSC Newsletter is a digital newsletter of the TU/e High Tech Systems Center. The newsletter appears 4 times a year.

I looked at several universities and was convinced that TU Eindhoven was the best option. In my view, TU/e can work in very close collaboration with industry. Here, we know how to develop mechatronics systems control and we understand dynamics, the pillars of NOMI. When creating this sort of collaboration, HTSC is the perfect umbrella.

Henk Nijmeijer, TU/e and NOMI
Hamed Sadeghian, TU/e and NOMI


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    Neuron 1.106
    De Zaale 32
    5612 AJ Eindhoven
    The Netherlands
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    PO Box 513
    5600 MB Eindhoven
    The Netherlands
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