Maarten Steinbuch (1960) is Distinguished University Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. He received the M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. Degree from Delft University of Technology, in 1984 and 1989 resp. From 1987-1999 he was with Philips Electronics, Eindhoven. Since 1999 he is full professor and chair of the Control Systems Technology group of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology. He was Editor-in-Chief of IFAC Mechatronics (2009-2015), Scientific Director of the Research Centre High Tech Systems of the Federation of Dutch Technical Universities, Director of the TU/e Graduate Program Automotive Systems, member of the board of AutomotiveNL, member of the Formule E team, member of the advisory board of The High Tech Institute and of Nobleo Technology BV, co-founder of MI-Partners BV, Mechatronics Academy BV, Preceyes BV, MicroSure BV and founder of Steinbuch in Motion BV. He is CEO of Medical Robotics Technology BV. Since 2014 he is also Scientific Director of the TU/e High Tech Systems Center HTSC. In 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2015 he obtained the ‘Best-Teacher’ award of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, TU/e. In 2008 as well as in 2014 his research group obtained the QANU excellence rating [5555]. In 2013 he was appointed Distinguished University Professor at TU/e. In 2015Maarten received the KIVI Academic Society Award. His research interests are modeling, design and control of motion systems, robotics, automotive powertrains and of fusion plasmas.

My favorite quote

“Theory is when you know everything, but nothing works,
Practice is when everything works but no one knows why.
In our lab, Theory and Practice are combined: nothing works and no one knows why!”

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