dr.ir. L.F.P. (Pascal) Etman - Expertises

Etman, dr.ir. L.F.P.
Adres :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Postbus 513
Faculteit :
Faculteit Werktuigbouwkunde
Afdeling :
Control Systems Technology
Functiecategorie :
Universitair Hoofddocent (UHD)
Functie :
Universitair Hoofddocent
Intern adres :
GEM-Z 0.123
Tel :
040-247 2879
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Email :


  • D14240 - Industriële productie, mechanische technologie, robotica
  • D16800 - Simulatie, virtual reality
  • Simulation based optimization
  • System design optimization
  • Engineering optimization


L.F. Pascal Etman received the M.S. and PhD. degree in engineering mechanics from Eindhoven University of Technology in 1992 and 1997, respectively. His doctoral work involved numerical techniques for design optimization of multibody systems combining elements of multibody system dynamics with approximation concepts from structural optimization.

He is associate professor of Mechanical Engineerig in the Systems Engineering group at Eindhoven University of Technology. He was visiting scientist with Philips Semiconductors Nijmegen in 1998, visiting professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2001, visiting professor at the University of Pretoria in 2005; and visiting professor at the University of Stellenbosch in 2006. His research field of interest is system design optimization, which aims at the development of methods and tools for model-based optimization of complex (mechanical) engineering systems. He is currently working on sequential approximate optimization techniques for structural optimization, metamodelling approaches for simulation optimization, system optimization through decomposition and coordination, and the effective process time for performance analysis and aggregate modeling of the discrete manufacturing systems.