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Eindhoven University of Technology


Type of Organisation: University
Origin Country:The Netherlands
Contact:Mrs. Margriet van Schijndel
Tel.: +31 40 2473102


Eindhoven University of Technology has been ranked as the top Technical University in Europe, providing higher education to  approximately 7100 students, and publishing almost 3000 articles and 40 patents annually. The TU/e is a research driven university where its innovation in high tech systems is embedded in the strong industrial region of Brainport. More than six departments co-operate in high tech innovations in automotive systems, with strong research in the fields of vehicle dynamics, embedded automotive systems, hybrid and electrical power trains and components, combustion, automotive materials, human machine interaction, batteries and automotive control. Together, the departments offer a unique multi-disciplinary system-oriented 2-year Master of Science programme Automotive Technology.

Involved in automotive:

  1. 6 departments
  2. 14 full professors
  3. 32 enployees
  4. 40 students per year, growing to 60 per year 

Automotive Education:

 Core business in R&D:

Several research groups are active in automotive related research on:

  • powertrains
  • vehicle dynamics
  • combustion technology
  • high-tech automotive materials
  • energy management
  • battery storage
  • hydrogen storage
  • electrical components

The amount of activities is extensively growing, due to the start of the interdisciplinary master program Automotive Technology. Research groups within f.i. computer science are now fine-tuning their research (f.e. on software system design) to automotive applications.

The department of Mechanical Engineering has excellent laboratorium facilities on combustion technology, power train research as well as dynamics and control.

Participation in EU Projects and International Activities

Eindhoven University of Technology is involved in the following programs:

  • High Tech Automotive Systems Innovation Program (HTAS). This program started in 2007 and is a 5-year-program with an R&D focus on Efficient Vehicle and Driving Guidance.Within in this program TU/e is already involved in several EU projects and there are definitely more to follow: f.e. MILLS, Connected Car
  • EC Project Aprosys: The FP6 APROSYS project (Advanced protection systems) is developing and introducing critical technologies that improve passive safety for all European road users. The field of passive safety concerns in particular human injury biomechanics, vehicle crashworthiness and protection systems. Furthermore, APROSYS aims to increase the level of competitiveness of the European industry by developing new safety technologies.
  • EC Project APSN:APSN (Advanced vehicle passive safety network) is working to further accelerate improvements in road safety, mobilising and integrating European scientific and technological expertise for the development of new protective technologies for all relevant accident conditions.
  • NIMR: Cylinder head fatigue (NIMR renamed to M2I)
  • EC Project GAST
  • Engine Efficiency
  • Fuelube