Erik Steur obtained his M.Sc.-degree (cum laude) and Ph.D.-degree from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in 2007 and 2011, respectively. He currently is an assistant professor at the department of Mechanical Engineering of TU/e and one of the leaders of the Grip on Complexity pillar of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) at TU/e. He was an assistant professor at Delft University of Technology from 2017-2019, and held postdoctoral research positions at TU/e (2015-2017) and KU Leuven (2012-2015). His core expertise is on the modelling and analysis of collective dynamics – in particular, cluster synchronization and pattern generation – of networked systems, and on the modelling and reduction of chemical reaction networks. He has co-organized several international conferences. He currently serves as associate editor for Systems and Control Letters and is a member of the advisory board of Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation.