dr. A. (Alessandro) Saccon - Expertise

Saccon, dr. A.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Section :
Dynamics and Control
Positioncategory :
Assistant Professor (UD)
Position :
Assistant Professor
Room :
GEM-Z -01.125
Tel :
+31 40-247 5423
Tel (internal) :
Email :


  • D14240 - Manufacturing technology, mechanical technology, robotics
  • D14340 - Measurement and control engineering
  • D16200 - Software, algorithms, control systems


Alessandro Saccon was born in Dolo, Italy, in 1977. He is currently am assistant professor in robotics and nonlinear control at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. He received the laurea degree cum laude in computer engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2002 and a PhD degree in control system theory from the same institution in 2006. His PhD thesis on the development of a virtual rider for multibody motorcycle models was granted the Claudio Maffezzoni award by the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, for the best PhD thesis among those which show original contributions in solving challenging control problems through advanced mathematical modeling and control theory. From 2006 to 2009, he has been a research fellow at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, working on control and optimization methods for the exploration of the dynamics of racing motorcycles for virtual prototyping studies. From 2009 to 2012, he has been a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal. Recent work has focused on the development of optimal constrained motion planning strategies for multiple autonomous robotic vehicles. His research interests include modeling, analysis, and control of mechanical systems, nonlinear control theory, and numerical optimal control for exploration of trajectoy space of complex and highly maneuvable nonlinear systems. He is author and co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications in these research areas.