• MSc Applied Mathematics and Mechanics - Eindhoven University of Technology
  • PhD Mathematics and Physical Sciences - Leiden University
  • Master Business Management (MBA) - Twente University, TSM Business School



  • Research Manager Vehicle Dynamics, TNO - Automotive (1988 - 2000)
  • Manager Delft Vehicle Research partnership (together with prof. H.B. Pacejka), between TNO -and Delft University, including launch Delft-Tyre software and development SWIFT dynamic tyre models (1990 - 2002)
  • Professor in Vehicle Technology, Delft University of Technology (1998 - 2002)
  • Professor in Mobility Technology, HAN University of Applied Sciences (2002 - 2021)
  • Director HAN Automotive, HAN University of Applied Sciences (2014 - 2018)
  • Owner PAVONODUM, since July 2021


Main interests and working area

  • Vehicle dynamics and smart vehicle control
  • Tyre behaviour, modelling and performance assessment
  • Driver modelling and workload assessment
  • Heavy goods vehicle performance with emphasis on greening (hybrid propulsion) and high capacity combinations
  • Application of Data Science (machine learning, sliding mode control and observation, Kalman, ...) in state/system identification and improved vehicle performance