Xander Seykens is a part-time assistant professor with the research group Multiphase & Reactive Flows at the department of Mechanical Engineering. The group focuses on clean and efficient combustion and process technology, to cater for fast-growing sustainable energy demands. This entails optimizing combustion and aftertreatment devices, in combination with different fuel formulations to minimize undesired emissions and maximize thermal efficiency.
Transport of goods and people with zero environmental impact can be realized by development of high efficient internal combustion engines, running on sustainable fuels combined with high efficient aftertreatment systems.
Xander Seykens studied Mechanical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) where he received his Master’s degree in 2003 with the distinction cum laude. In 2004 he started his PhD research in the Combustion Technology group on 'Development and validation of a phenomenological diesel engine combustion model'. The project was partly sponsored and conducted in close cooperation with TNO Automotive in Helmond. As of January 2009, Xander Seykens is working as a senior research scientist at TNO. In 2016, he was appointed as a part-time assistant professor at TU/e with the research group Multiphase & Reactive Flows (department of Mechanical Engineering).
The Interaction Between the Pilot Diesel and Main NG Injection in an HPDI EngineASME 2021 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2021 (2021)
CO2 neutral heavy-duty engine concept with RCCI combustion using seaweed-based fuelsSAE Technical Papers (2020)
Experimental validation of a virtual engine-out NOx sensor for diesel emission controlInternational Journal of Engine Research (2019)
Integrated emission management strategy for optimal real-world performance2019 Symposium for Combustion Control (2019)
Robust real-world emissions by integrated ADF and powertrain control development(2018)
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