Interview Katja Pahnke
"Although, in the early years, the focus of High Tech Systems Center was solely on research, we are now also taking on a teaching role."
Contributing to solving today’s societal needs in energy, sustainability, health and mobility
High Tech Systems focuses on realizing breakthroughs in technological and social innovations, viewing system design as a challenge. The group takes a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the complexity problem of future high tech systems design, with a strong emphasis on System Engineering. Application areas range from robotics to autonomous vehicles. All application areas rely on state-of-the-art technologies such as sensing, artificial intelligence, motion control, and advanced communication systems.
To tackle the challenges, expertise from four departments is combined:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mathematics and Computer Sciences
- Applied Physics
Meet our team
The High Tech Systems Center undertakes strategic collaborations to arrive at breakthrough innovations within the industry.
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 High Tech Systems Center of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e HTSC). 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.
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) AMSYSTEMS Center, a partnership between TNO Equipment for Additive Manufacturing and TU Eindhoven High Tech Systems Center, started the Digital Food Processing Initiative (DFPI). With the expertise in food from WUR and the expertise in equipment for additive manufacturing from AMSYSTEMS Center 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 five innovation themes: sustainability, personalised food, on-demand food production, new forms and flavours, and new social experiences.
In the Spotlight
Researcher in the Spotlight: Ruben Merks
Researcher in the Spotlight: Daming Lou
Researcher in the Spotlight: Bijan Goshayeshi
Researcher in the Spotlight: Nicky Jonkers
Researcher in the Spotlight: Dolf Klomp
Researcher in the Spotlight: Kousar Aslam
Researcher in the Spotlight: Thomas Neele
Researcher in the Spotlight: Jeffrey van Pinxteren
Researcher in the Spotlight: Rishi Mohan
Researcher in the Spotlight: Robin de Rozario
Researcher in the Spotlight: Rick Baade
Researcher in the Spotlight: Boy van Minderhout
Researcher in the Spotlight: Lennart Blanken
Researcher in the Spotlight: Lie Wang
Researcher in the Spotlight: Samuil Aleksandrov
Researcher in the Spotlight: Enzo Evers
Researcher in the Spotlight: Amritam Das
Researcher in the Spotlight: Xingang Cao
Researcher in the Spotlight: Ferdie Reijnen
Researcher in the Spotlight: David van den Hurk
Related research groups
The High Tech Systems Center groups its research activities in the domain of complex high tech mechatronic systems into one top level research center. By combining the expertise from at least four departments: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science and applied physics, the HTSC addresses the complexity problems of future high tech systems design.
Control Systems Technology
The mission of the CST group is to develop new methods and tools in the area of Systems Theory, Control Engineering and Mechatronics. The...
Dynamics and Control
Our mission is to conduct high-level research in the area of Dynamics and Control, with the emphasis on modeling, analysis and control of...
The research field of CS is the area of dynamic modelling and model-based control of complex dynamic systems.
Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE)
The mission of the EPE group is to carry out fundamental research on electromechanics, power electronics and motion systems.
Software Engineering and Technology
The objective of the Software Engineering and Technology group is to develop methods and tools for time- and cost-efficient evolution of...
Visiting addressHigh Tech Systems CenterCatalyst 0.01Building number 76De Lismortel 315612 AR EindhovenThe Netherlands
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