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Our Team

Spontaneous applications for joining our team are always welcome. If you're interested, send us your CV and a brief motivation letter by email. This may concern positions as Master thesis student, PhD candidate and postdoc fellow.

Faculty member


Dr. Jean-Philippe Noël

Assistant professor

Group academic leader

Jean-Philippe got his MSc ('10) and PhD ('14) degrees in "Aerospace Engineering" at the University of Liège, Belgium. He was a postdoc in Liège for four years holding a F.R.S.-FNRS fellowship, and then moved to the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, where he stayed during two years. He's a faculty staff member of KU Leuven since April 2021.

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Scientific members


Mr. Merijn Floren

PhD candidate

Merijn obtained his MSc degree in "Systems and Control" at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. 

His PhD concerns the data-driven modelling and control of nano air vehicles using machine learning techniques. 

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Mr. Steven Vreys

PhD candidate

Steven obtained a MSc in “Electromechanical Engineering Sciences” from KU Leuven. During his PhD, he works on the development of next-gen excitation and measurement devices for mechanical systems. 


Mr. Lode Vancauwenbergh

PhD candidate

Main supervisor Prof. Dirk Vandepitte

Lode holds an MSc degree in “Offshore and Dredging Engineering” from the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. The topic of his PhD is the dynamic behaviour of a cutter suction dredger in hard rocks.


Mr. Shamil Mamedov

PhD candidate

Main supervisor Prof. Jan Swevers

Shamil holds a MSc in "Automation and Control Engineering" from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. 

His PhD focuses on real-time dynamic model identification for collaborative robots. 

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