Wouter Hakvoort is associate professor and principal investigator in control for mechanical engineering in the department of Mechanics of Solids Surfaces and Systems, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente. His research focus is on the integration of data with (first principle) model-based control, effected through efficient (flexible) multibody modelling, adaptive control and iterative learning control for motion control, active vibration isolation control and control of forming processes. Application areas are in precision systems, mechatronics and robotics for smart industry and high-tech industry. He received funding for 6 PhD projects on these topics of which 1 has been completed so far. The work has been published in over 30 peer-reviewed publications in the area.
Wouter Hakvoort coordinates a module and a project on mechatronics in the BSc-programme of Mechanical Engineering and is the main teacher of two master courses on control in the MSc programmes of Mechanical Engineering and Systems & Control. He is also chairman of the programme-related subcommittee on Systems & Control of the examination board of the EEMCS faculty.
Wouter received his MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering cum laude from the University of Twente in 2004. He received his PhD degree from the same university in 2009 for his work on Iterative Learning Control for LTV systems with Applications to an Industrial Robot. From 2008 he gained industrial experience at DEMCON Advanced Mechatronics, being responsible for the control and system design mechatronic systems for medical and high-tech systems applications. Concurrently he was guest lecturer and researcher at the University of Twente (0.2 fte), teaching and researching on mechatronics and control. In 2017 he joined the university full-time as tenure-track assistant professor in control for mechanical engineering.
Wouter is in the Precision Engineering research lab.