F.P.T. (Frank) Willems - Expertise

Willems, F.P.T.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Integrated Powertrain Control
Department :
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Section :
Control Systems Technology
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
GEM-Z 0.114
Tel :
+31 40-247 3535
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  • D14340 - Measurement and control engineering
  • Flex Fuel Control
  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • Diesel Emission Control
  • Powertrain Control
  • Automotive



Frank Willems gained his MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Subsequently, he joined the Powertrains group of TNO Automotive, where he currently is a senior technical specialist in powertrain control. He has been involved in various industrial research projects on clean engine technologies. Since 2007, he has been a part-time staff member of the Control System Technology group, Department of Mechanical Engineering at TU/e in various roles. Following his Assistant and Associate Professorships, he currently holds a position as part-time full professor in this group. His main research interests are control-oriented modelling of internal combustion engines and aftertreatment systems, cylinder pressure-based combustion control, and integrated energy and emission management.