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
Force Measurement
Metal Forming
Process Control
State Estimation
Fem Simulation
Surrogate Model


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
Havinga, J. , Mandal, P. K. , & van den Boogaard, A. H. (2019). Bayesian Model-based State Estimation for Mass Production Metal Forming. In 38th International Deep Drawing Research Group Conference (1 ed., pp. 1-8). [012095] (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering; Vol. 651, No. 012095). IOP Science. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/651/1/012095
Havinga, G. T. , & Van Den Boogaard, T. (2017). Estimating product-to-product variations in metal forming using force measurements. In Proceedings of the 20th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2017 (Vol. 1896). [070002] (AIP conference proceedings; Vol. 1896, No. 1). American Institute of Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5008077

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