I received my MSc ('10) and PhD ('14) degrees from the University of Liège, Belgium. Currently, I'm a senior postdoctoral fellow with the Control Systems Technology Group at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. I'm also an adjunct lecturer with the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department in Liège.

From 2014 to 2018, I was a postdoctoral researcher funded by the Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS in Belgium. I was also active during a year at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, hired on a ERC Advanted Grant, and I held a visiting position in 2015 at Duke University, Durham, USA.

Since 2017, I'm a member of the editorial board of the Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing journal. I also created and organise since 2016 the Nonlinear System Identification Benchmark workshop, a yearly forum bringing together researchers coming from the mechanical, control and machine learning fields. In 2016, I co-founded the NOLISYS start-up company.

Jean-Philippe Noël

My research is centred on studying the impact of nonlinearity on complex dynamic systems, with a strong emphasis on experimental testing and data-driven modelling. My activities are structured around two major axes:

Fundamental questions in nonlinear data-driven modelling

I address the full spectrum of topics from data acquisition to model exploitation through model construction, often using techniques inspired from neighbouring fields. A few recent research directions are:

topology detection and nonlinearity location.

linearisation in the presence of bifurcations.

output-only nonlinear system identification.

modelling errors and uncertainty quantification.

machine learning mappings and physical interpretation.

model-based extration of nonlinear modes.

nonlinear model-based control.

Industrial applications in mechanics and beyond

The final aim of my research is to solve problems of practical engineering relevance. Recent projects I'm actively involved in concern:

full-scale aircraft and spacecraft.

joints and dissipative interfaces.

fluid-structure interactions.

slender mechanical structures.

wind turbines.

thermoelectric components.

piezoelectric actuators.



Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Control Systems Technology Group


Building 15, Gemini-Zuid, room -01.127


j.m.m.g.noel at tue.nl (TU/e) or jp.noel at uliege.be (ULiège)

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