ir. R. van Zijl (Roy)


About Me

My name is Roy van Zijl (1998, the Netherlands) and I'm a researcher in the Systems Engineering and Multidisciplinary Design group, in collaboration with the DesignLab. I started my Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering here at the University of Twente back in 2015, and acquired my Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering (Design Engineering) in 2021. 

My current research/design focuses on the multidisciplinary facets of technological advancements in the aviation industry. Furthermore, I'm finishing my Engineering Doctorate degree in which I focus on the implementation of technological advancements into the cleaning branch. This involves a combination of electric vehicle design, robotic arms and operations and human machine interactions. My overall goal is to use high tech engineering in such a way that it can positively influence and ease the lives of many people. 


van Zijl, R., Raub, T. , van Rompay, T. J. L. , Nizamis, K. , & Bonnema, G. M. (2023). Involving Non-Technical Stakeholders in System Architecture Design; a Case-Study on the Cleaning Industry. In 33rd Annual INCOSE International Symposium 15–20 July 2023 — Honolulu, HI (pp. 998-1012). (INCOSE International Symposium; Vol. 33, No. 1). https://doi.org/10.1002/iis2.13066

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“Door de inzet van een robot, wordt de schoonmaker zichtbaarder”
(Interview - Dutch) https://onlinemagazine.servicemanagement.nl/editie-februari-2023/robotisering

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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