We want an internationally leading role in research, combined with inspiring education, valorisation through spin-off companies, and direct co-operation with industry.
Our overall research strategy is focused on performance-driven design and control. The performance of a controlled system is defined as the extent to which the actual behaviour of the system matches the intended behaviour, while being subject to disturbances acting on the system and variations in system dynamics. Performance requirements can be related, for instance, to the accurate tracking of a set-point (motion) or to the energy utilisation (hybrid vehicles). Fundamental properties that determine and possibly limit performance can be found in both external sources (disturbances acting on the system) and internal sources (system properties, controller properties, quality of sensors and actuators etc.). Only by an integrated design of both the mechatronic (hardware) system and the (software) controller the highest performance requirements can be achieved.Read more
The research in our group is structured in 6 research lines. Click on the following links to learn more about each topic.
Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) integrate sensing, computation, control and networking into physical objects and infrastructure, connecting…
Design for Precision Engineering
Learning, Identification and Control of High-Tech Systems
We develop methods to control real machines to the limits of performance by learning from data.
Control of fusion plasmas
Robotics for Care, Cure & Agro-Food
The following research groups are present within the Control Systems Technology section.
Odyssey is a group of researchers within the CST section who have embarked on a journey to progress the science of Systems Engineering,…
As everything gets connected to everything and sensors, actuators and controllers are ubiquitous in industries and our daily lives, it is…
Group Van de Molengraft
Group van de Molengraft focusses on the design of autonomous systems that are robust-by-design against the variations that can occur during…
We aim to develop methods to control future engineered systems to their limits of performance.
The mission of Group Salazar is to develop optimization models and methods for systems and control.
Collaborative Robotics Group
Our vision is to create the next generation of cognitive robots that can effectively collaborate with each other and with humans. Our aim is…
Group Supervisory Control
The impact of the current generation of embedded and cyber-physical systems (of systems) on society asks for application of model-based…
The Control Systems Technology group shares the following laboratory facilities in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
René van de Molengraft
Assistant Professors & Lecturers
Asia van de Mortel-Fronczak
Bert van Beek
Duarte Guerreiro Tomé Antunes
Paula Chanfreut Palacio
Part Time Faculty
Cesar Lopez Martinez
Joost van Eekelen
Marco de Baar
Thijs van Keulen
Researchers & Post-Docs
PhD en engD
Harrie van de Loo
Roos van Otterdijk
Ruud van den Bogaert
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Correction toDiscrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications (2023)
Systematic hyperparameter selection in Machine Learning-based engine control to minimize calibration effortControl Engineering Practice (2023)
Constraint-adaptive MPC for linear systemsAutomatica (2023)
Resilient set-based state estimation for linear time-invariant systems using zonotopesEuropean Journal of Control (2023)
Memory-element based hysteresisIEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (2023)