Bert Maljaars

Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact Info

Office
GEM-Z -1.124
Phone
+31 402472058
Email
E.Maljaars@tue.nl
Address
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN

Biography

Bert Maljaars studied Mechanical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he received his Master degree in 2012 (cum laude). His master thesis was entitled `Model predictive control of safety factor profile in ITER hybrid mode'. In 2017 he obtained the PhD degree at Eindhoven University of Technology with a project under the supervision of Marco de Baar, Maarten Steinbuch and Federico Felici. His project focused on the model predictive control of key plasma parameters in tokamaks and the systematic integration of multiple control tasks using actuator management in these nuclear fusion devices. As part of his project, experiments were performed on the TCV tokamak at the Swiss Plasma Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. His research interest include control-oriented modelling, nonlinear model predictive control and optimization for challenging applications.

Teaching

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