Ir. J.W. (Jo) Spronck
Associate Professor, Mechatronic System Design
Technical University Eindhoven: Technical Physics; specialisation: plasma physics. Then six years senior scientist in Metrology at the Van Swinden Laboratory (Dutch Metrology Institute). TUDelft during 25 years in several positions all related to precision positioning systems (up to 6 degrees off freedom) with applications in the High Tech Industry.
Main research topics are:
- Mechatronic System Design of static and dynamic Precision Positioning Systems (out of the box solutions for sub-nanometer positioning): magnetic bearing/levitation/propulsion; air-positioning; thermal positioning and ferro fluids.
- Metrology: Sensor System Design; Interferometry and Capacitive Sensors.
The thesis reports below of my last four PhD candidates will give a good impression of our work and approach
- Rudolf Saathof, Adaptive Optics to Counteract Thermal Aberrations.
- Jonathan D. Ellis, Optical Metrology Techniques for Dimensional Stability Measurements.
- Jasper Wesselingh, Contactless Positioning using an Active Air Film.
- Dick Laro, Mechatronic Design of an Electromagnetically Levitated Linear Positioning System using Novel Multi-DoF Actuators.
An overview of my publications can be found at scholar.google.nl/citations.