Assistant Professor

Tijs Donkers

Group / Unit
Control Systems
Department / Section
Electrical Engineering
Floor / room

Research Profile

Tijs Donkers is an Assistant Professor in the Control Systems group of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His current research focusses on developing control theory specifically for automotive applications, with an emphasis on the computational aspects of the control algorithms. His recent research has led to using distributed optimization and (model predictive) control for (complete) vehicle energy management. Besides this, his research covers several aspects of modeling and control of batteries (such as optimal charging, cell balancing and state estimation) and combustion engines. Besides these automotive applications, Tijs is interested in the role of sampling in control and identification, with an emphasis on event-triggered and networked control systems.

Academic Background

Tijs Donkers received his MSc and PhD (both summa cum laude) in Systems and Control in 2008 and 2011, respectively, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TU/e. In 2010, Tijs visited the Cyber-Physical Systems laboratory of the University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA, and, from 2012 until 2013, he was a researcher at the Dutch Institute for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) in Helmond, Netherlands. He has been an assistant professor since 2013 and received tenure in 2016. He is currently involved in the European projects 3CCar, EVERLASTING and AUTODRIVE.

Educational Activities

  • Energy management
  • Automotive design project electronic differential
  • Project "energy management in hybrid vehicles"
  • Extension internship AT

Ancillary Activities

No ancillary activities