Full Professor

Nathan van de Wouw

Group / Unit
Dynamics and Control
Gemini zuid
Floor / room

Research Profile

Nathan van de Wouw is an associate professor at the Dynamics and Control group of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Nathan's current research interest is in the field of ‘Dynamics and control of (nonlinear) mechanical systems’ with a focus on the following application fields: manufacturing and energy exploration processes; in particular, the analysis and control of milling and drilling processes; automotive mobility; in particular, highway traffic control and high-tech networked (wireless) and embedded control systems. Examples of current and recent projects include Dynamics and Control of Drilling processes, Safe Automation for Truck Platooning and Understanding and controlling complex systems. Nathan’s teaching focuses on control of nonlinear mechanical systems, performance of nonlinear control systems, coordination of mobile robotics multibody and nonlinear dynamics and networked and distributed control systems. Areas of expertise include Manufacturing technology, mechanical technology, robotics and measurement and control engineering.

Academic Background

Nathan van de Wouw received his MSc and PhD in mechanical engineering from TU/e. In addition to his work at TU/e, Nathan is a Full Professor at Delft University of Technology and Adjunct Full Professor at the University of Minnesota. He also holds or has held editorial responsibilities for various international journals including IFAC journal Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology as well as editorial responsibilities and International Program Committee memberships for international conferences such as 7th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (2018), European Control Conference (2018) IFAC Conference CHAOS 2018 and the 2018 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications. Nathan has been a member of the Advisory Board of the European CMR Research Programme on Advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics, 2014-2016 and has organized an impressive number of workshops. He has also been guest editor on various publications including the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control and IEEE journal ’Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Educational Activities

  • Dynamics and control of robotic systems
  • Performance of nonlinear control systems
  • Multibody and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Preparation phase graduation project
  • Bachelor final project DSD - Dynamics and Control

Ancillary Activities

  • Deeltijdhoogleraar, Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Adjunct Full Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneanapolis, USA