dr.ir. G.T. Havinga (Jos)

Assistant Professor

About Me

My research interest lies in the development of metal forming control systems. The availability of real-time measurements and strong IT infrastructure in modern factories opens the way for the development of advanced control systems which interpret small changes in the production process using data-driven or physics-based models and correct the process accordingly. Other areas of interest are robust optimization, inverse analysis, Bayesian estimation, model order reduction and machine learning.


Engineering & Materials Science
Feedforward Control
Finite Element Method
Force Measurement
Metal Forming
Process Control
State Estimation
Fem Simulation


Soyarslan, C. , Havinga, J. , Abelmann, L. , & van den Boogaard, T. (2022). Estimation of the Effective Magnetic Properties of Two-Phase Steels. In G. Vincze, & F. Barlat (Eds.), Achievements and Trends in Material Forming- Peer-reviewed extended papers selected from the 25th International Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2022 (pp. 2040-2049). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 926 KEM). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/p-3no5jw
de Gooijer, B. M. (2022). Surrogate modelling and robust optimization of multi-stage metal forming processes. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554152
Havinga, J., Sikkelbein, D. , & van den Boogaard, T. (2021). Process Linearization for Closed-Loop Control of Incremental Sheet Forming. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 1157, [012090]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/1157/1/012090
Arthington, M. , Havinga, J., & Duncan, S. (2020). Control of ring rolling with variable thickness and curvature. International journal of material forming, 13, 161-175. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12289-019-01475-6

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