Assistant Professor

Thijs van Keulen

Department / Institute
Mechanical Engineering


Thijs van Keulen is an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is co-lecturer of an MSc course entitled “Advanced control for future heavy-duty powertrains”. His research interests include optimal control theory, control of constrained systems, and extremum seeking control. Thijs’ specific expertise covers measurement and control engineering as well as the applications of optimal control in hybrid vehicles and heavy-duty power trains, and high performance mechatronic systems. His research has resulted in several benefits in the area of mobility, such as modeling solutions for emissions and methods of emission reduction and fuel efficiency improvements. 


Thijs van Keulen received his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology (2007) and his PhD from TU/e (2011). From 2011 to 2018 he has also been working with the Engine Test Center at DAF Trucks N.V., Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Since 2018 he is with ASML.

Ancillary Activities

  • Mechatronics engineer, ASML