Assistant Professor

Thijs van Keulen


Research Profile

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 “modeling and control of diesel engines”. His research interests include optimal control theory, application of optimal control in hybrid vehicles and heavy-duty power trains, and identification and control of heavy-duty diesel engines. Thijs’ specific expertise covers measurement and control engineering as well as vehicle technology and transport technology. 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.  

Academic Background

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

Educational Activities

  • Advanced control for future HD powertrains
  • Modeling and control of diesel engines
  • Graduation project Control Systems Technology (international)

Ancillary Activities

  • Research engineer, DAF Trucks N.V.