Curriculum Vitae of D.M. Brouwer

Research Interests

Model-based design of Precision Mechanisms, Design principles for precision mechanisms, extreme flexure mechanisms, freedom and constraint analysis, statically indeterminate design, multibody-based design analysis, algorithm-based design optimization, precision engineering, MEMS, mechatronics.

Education and Employment

2016-                Professor, chair of Precision Engineering, University of Twente, Fac. of Engineering Technology,

2015-2016         Associate Professor (tenured), University of Twente, Fac. of Engineering Technology (CTW), Lab. for Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics (WA).

2014-2015         Associate Professor (tenure track), University of Twente, Fac. of Engineering Technology (CTW), Lab. for Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics (WA).

2012-2014         Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Twente, Fac. of Engineering Technology (CTW), Lab. for Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics (WA).

2011-2012         Assistant Professor, University of Twente, Fac. of Engineering Technology (CTW), Lab. for Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics (WA). (0.6 FTE, sponsored by Demcon Advanced Mechatronics).

2009-2011         Assistant Professor, University of Twente, Fac. of Engineering Technology (CTW), Lab. for Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics (WA). (0.6 FTE, sponsored by the 11 companies of the foundation Mechatronics Valley Twente).

2009-2012         Senior Applied Research Engineer, Demcon Advanced Mechatronics, Dept. of Mechatronics, Oldenzaal, the Netherlands. (0.4 FTE).

2007-2009         Assistant Professor, University of Twente, Fac. of Engineering Technology (CTW), Laboratory of Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics (WA). (0.4 FTE, sponsored by the 11 companies of the foundation Mechatronics Valley Twente).

2007-2009         Applied Research Engineer, Demcon Advanced Mechatronics, Dept. of Mechatronics, Oldenzaal, the Netherlands. (0.6 FTE).

2003-2007         Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (obtained June 14th 2007), University of Twente, Fac. of Engineering Technology, Lab. for Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics, Enschede, the Netherlands.

2001-2004         Mechatronic designer, Philips Center for Industrial Manufacturing (CFT), Dept. of Mechatronics department, Group of Design Principles, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

1999-2001         PDEng. Mechatronic Design (March 2001), Advisor: Prof. dr. ir. (Piet) P.H.J. Schellekens, TU Eindhoven, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Lab. for Precision Engineering.

1993-1998         M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (December 1998), Advisor: Dr. ir. (Nick) P.C.J.N. Rosielle, TU Eindhoven, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Lab. for Constructions & Mechanisms.

Awards

Academic Awards

2016                 ASME Compliant Mechanisms Best Presentation Award, Multibody-based topology synthesis method for large stroke flexure strips, M. Naves, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, ASME IDETC2016 August 21–24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina.

2015                 KIVI Master thesis award 2014, “Synthesis and Optimization of large stroke flexures Hinges”, M.E. Grootens, Supervised by R.G.K.M. Aarts and D.M. Brouwer Cum Laude

2014                 Biezeno Solid Mechanics Award for the best PhD thesis in Solid Mechanics of 2013 in the Netherlands, Steven Boer, “Model reduction of flexible multibody systems”, Promotor: Prof. dr. ir J.B. Jonker, assistant promotors: Dr.ir. Ronald Aarts and Dr.ir. Dannis Brouwer, University of Twente. Cum Laude

2014                 Best Presentation, B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, L. Abelmann, J.L. Herder, “Vacuum performance and control of a MEMS stage with integrated thermal position sensor”, Proceedings of the 14th EUSPEN International Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2-6 June, pp 435-438. (co-authored) .

2013                 Best Poster, B. Krijnen, K.R. Swinkels, D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder, “Design and Optimisation of a three-DOF planar MEMS stage with integrated thermal position sensors”, 13th EUSPEN International conference, Berlin, May 27-30 (co-authored).

2012                 Best Paper, K.G.P. Folkersma, S.E. Boer, D.M. Brouwer and J.L. Herder, H.M.J.R. Soemers, “A 2-DOF Large Stroke Flexure-based positioning mechanism”, Compliant Mechanism Applications Award, ASME IDETC Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Aug 12-15, Chicago, USA (co-authored).

 

Professional Activities

Journals

2012-present     Associate Editor, Precision Engineering, Journal of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (EUSPEN), and the Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE), Impact fact 1.517, Imprint: ELSEVIER, ISSN: 0141-6359.

2013                 Handling Topical Editor of the special issue entitled "Design of medical devices: creative solutions by young researchers" as part of the journal Mechanical Sciences. The other Handling Topical Editors are Nevan Hanumara (MIT), William Durfee (University of Minnesota), and Paul Iaizzo (University of Minnesota).

2012-present     Member of Mikroniek editorial committee (prof. journal of the Dutch Society of Precision Eng.), ISSN 0026-3699

 

Conferences

2015-present     Elected Director at Large American Society for Precision Engineering

2012-present     Member of the EUSPEN (European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology) International Scientific Committee 

2016                 Co-chair Precision Mechatronic System Design and Control, Spring Topical Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering, April 20-22, 2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, The other Co-chairs are David L. Trumper, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jan van Eijk, MICE bv and Stephen J. Ludwick, Aerotech, Inc

2016                 Session Chair ‘Controls and Mechatronics’ at the 31st annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineering

2014                 Session Chair ‘Control of Environment and Vibration’ at the 29th annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineering

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External workgroups / committees / boards

2015-                Technology Focal for Precision Engineering in the workgroup to investigate collaboration with Fraunhofer IPT Aachen.

2015-present     Co-chair Technical Leadership Committee Precision Mechatronics of the American Society for Precision Engineering together with Stephen J. Ludwick, Aerotech, Inc

2008-present     Member of CFT 2.0 Workgroup Mechatronics (ASML, FEI, Philips PINS, Demcon, TNO, Oce, TMC, Mecal, MI-Partners, JPE, IBS, TUE, TUD, Fontys, Mice, Vision Dynamics, BoschRexroth, CCM, etc.)

2009-2010         Member of the organization committee of T-Valley symposium (Demcon, Thales, IMS, Tecnotion, Imotech, Viro, Maxon, Bronkhorst).

2007-2011         Board member of the Mechatronica Valley Twente foundation (Demcon, Thales, IMS, Tecnotion, Imotech, Viro, Maxon, Bronkhorst).

 

Internal workgroups / committees / boards

2015-                Member of Young Academy of the University of Twente

2014-2016         Elected Member of the Faculty Council of Engineering Technology

2013                 Member of New BSc-ME curriculum committee

2013                 Co-coordinator New BSc-ME, Design Education line for Mechanical Engineering  

2013                 Member of New BSc-ME committee for Modules 3,4,7,8,9 (robotics) 

2014                 Co-initiator New BSc, Bio-Robotics Elective Module 9

 

Project organization

2016-present     Project leader Program for Science Based Engineering PDEng seed money, project Flexure-based robotic

2016-present     Project leader STW-HTSM Möbius project

2015-present     Project leader NOW-STW Vidi project

2011-2015         Project leader IOP Photonic devices project UV-RGB

2009-2013         Project leader Point-One project MOV-ET

2008-2012         Project leader Point-One project CLEMPS

2008-2013         Work package leader PIDON project Teleflex

2008-2010         Work package leader PIDON High Tech Factory project Micro-coriolis

 

Sabbatical

2015                 Elected visiting professorship incl grant for summer sabbatical at the Instant-Lab, Microcity, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Neuchatel, Switzerland to collaborate with Professor Simon Henein, holder of the Patek Philippe Chair in Micromechanical and Horological Design.

Miscellaneous

2008-present     3TU EUSPEN annual contribution of the University of Twente

2007-2012         3TU Precision Fair annual contribution of the University of Twente

2014                 Chair, MEMS-based manipulators Mini-Workshop, Sept 26, Enschede, Netherlands.

 

Tutorials & teaching

[15] 2016          Constructies College (children’s lecture about the construction of large buildings (incl.tuned mass damper) and hanging bridges) organized by Xperimenta (formaly known as Zabuki), Twentse Welle, Enschede, the Netherlands (70 children aged 10-12).

[14] 2016          Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, at the annual ASPE meeting, Portland, OR, USA, Co-organized with ir. Piet van Rens, Settels Savenije van Amelsvoort, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (#attendees =28).

[13] 2016          Guest lecture within the Precision Mechanism Design course of Delft University of Technology Advanced Flexures and Constraints.

[12] 2015          Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, at the annual ASPE meeting, Austin, TX, USA, Co-organized with ir. Piet van Rens, Settels Savenije van Amelsvoort, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (#attendees =42).

[11] 2015          Guest lecture within the Precision Mechanism Design course of Delft University of Technology Advanced Flexures and Constraints.

[10] 2014          Masterclass Advanced Design Principles, 2 days, 20 attendees, FEI company, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

[9]   2014          Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, at the annual ASPE meeting, Boston, MA, USA, Co-organized with ir. Piet van Rens, Settels Savenije van Amelsvoort, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

[8]   2013          Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, at the annual ASPE meeting, St.Paul, MN, USA, Co-organized with ir. Piet van Rens, Settels Savenije van Amelsvoort, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

[7]   2012          Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, 25 lecture hours, 11 attendees, Demcon, Oldenzaal, the Netherlands.

[6]   2012          Design for Prescribed stiffness, at annual ASME IDET conference, Chicago, IL, USA, Co-organized with

                        Prof. Shorya Awtar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Prof. Just L. Herder, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands, Dr. Nima Tolou, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.

[5]   2011          Design for Precision, at the annual ASPE meeting, Denver, CO, 2011, 

                        Co-organized with Prof. ir. Herman M.J.R. Soemers, Philips Innovation Services, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

[4]   2011          Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, 25 lecture hours, 10 attendees, Demcon, Oldenzaal, the Netherlands.

[3]   2010          Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, at the annual ASPE meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA,

                        Co-organized with Prof. ir. Herman M.J.R. Soemers, Philips Innovation Services, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

[2]   2010          Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, at the annual EUSPEN meeting, Delft,

                        Co-organized with Prof. Martin Culpepper, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA &

                        Prof. ir. Herman M.J.R. Soemers, Philips Applied Technologies, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

[1]   2009          Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, at the annual EUSPEN meeting, San Sebastian.

                        Co-organized with Prof. ir. Herman M.J.R. Soemers, Philips Applied Technologies, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Dissertation Committees

2017                 Dissertation Committee member of Geert Folkersma,

2016                 Dissertation Committee member of Douwe Dresscher, November 9, Controlled Passive Actuation, Concepts for energy efficient actuation using mechanical storage elements and continuously variable transmissions, Promotor: Prof. dr. ir S. Stramigioli and co-promotor T.J.A. de Vries, University of Twente.

2015                 Co-Promotor of Ger Folkersma, December 15, Laser forming for sub-micron adjustment, with application to optical fiber assembly, Promotor: Prof.dr.ir J.L. Helder, assistant promotors: Dr.ir. Dannis Brouwer & Dr.ir. G.R.B.E. Römer, University of Twente.

2015                 Co-Promotor of Maarten Groen, November 26, Microvalves for Precise Dosing, proportional Flow Control on a Chip, Promotor: Prof.dr.ir J.C. Lötters, assistant promotors: Dr.ir. Dannis Brouwer & Dr.ir. R.J. Wiegerink, University of Twente.

2014                 Assistant Promotor of Bram Krijnen, September 26, On the design of long range of motion MEMS-based precision stages with feedback, Promotors: Prof.dr.ir J.L. Herder, Prof.dr.ir. L. Abelmann, assistant promotor: Dr.ir. Dannis Brouwer, University of Twente.

2014                 External Referee of Tuomas Välikylä, Michelson interferometer with porch swing bearing for portable FTIR spectrometer, University of Turku, Finland.

2014                 Foreign Referee of Marcello Valori, The Implementation of Tendon-based Transmissions in Myoelectric Prostheses: the Case of Study of a New Elbow Device, Politecnico di Bari, Inter-polytechnic Doctorate School, Italy.

2013                 Assistant Promotor of Steven Boer, December 5, Model reduction of flexible multibody systems, Promotor: Prof. dr. ir J.B. Jonker, assistant promotors: Dr.ir. Ronald Aarts and Dr.ir. Dannis Brouwer, University of Twente. Cum Laude

2013                 Assistant Promotor of Jitendra Khatait, September 5, Motion and force transmission of a flexible instrument inside a curved endoscope, Promotor: Prof.dr.ir J.L. Herder, assistant promotors: Dr.ir. Ronald Aarts and Dr.ir. Dannis Brouwer, University of Twente.

2008                 Dissertation Committee member of Aditya Mehendale, October 2, Coriolis mass flow meters for low flows,  Promotor: Prof. dr. ir P.P.L. Regtien, University of Twente.

Review

2008-present     Reviewer for several international conferences, including: EUSPEN, ASME IDETC, IEEE ICRA.

2006-present     Reviewer for several international journals, including: Precision Engineering, J. of MEMS, J. Micromechanics and Microengineering, J. Mechanisms and Robotics; J. Medical Devices; Mechanism and Machine Theory; Mechanical Sciences.

Patents

[8]   2016         M. Naves, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, Guidance element with internal conduit between two constructional

                        parts, Submitted 28 November 2106, NL 2017880.

[7]   2015         M. Groen, J. Groenesteijn, R. Wiegerink, J. Lötters, D.M. Brouwer, Fluid flow device, comprising a valve unit, as well as method of manufacturing the same, ten name van Berkin B.V. te Ruurlo, Octrooiaanvraag nr., submitted

[6]   2013         M. Groen, R. Wiegerink, J. Lötters, D.M. Brouwer, Fluid flow device, comprising a base part, a flow channel and a valve member, ten name van Berkin B.V. te Ruurlo, Octrooiaanvraag nr., submitted

[5]   2013         M.M Arnolli, M. Franken, M. Buize, D.M. Brouwer, System and Method for Aligning a Medical Device, ten name van Demcon advanced mechatronics B.V., PCT/NL2013/050679, submitted 23 September 2013.    

[4]   2012         D.M.Brouwer, D.H. Wiersma, S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, Flexure joint for high precision relative movement of devices or parts of devices, ten name van de Universiteit Twente te Enschede, Octrooiaanvraag nr. EP12194573, 28-11 2012, submitted

[3]   2010         D.M. Brouwer, A.Mehandale, L. Kristiansen, M.E.E. Klein en M.R.Katerberg, Coriolis flowsensor met optische reflectieve bewegingssensor, ten name van Berkin B.V. te Ruurlo, US Patent Application No: 2010/0122,585, Granted, US Patent No: 8,102,540, In Force Publication date May 20, 2010.

[2]   2008         M.T. Meuwese, D van Lierop, R.J. Asjes, G.L.M. Jansen, E.C.E. van Grunsven, D.M. Brouwer, Micro Mechanical Device for Tilting a body in two degrees of freedom, Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Publication date Aug 6, 2008, US Patent Application No: 2008/0186,550, Status Aban.

[1]   2004         J.W. Grez, G.J.H. Roddeman J.C.A. Muller, D.M. Brouwer, F. Bremer, R.C.H. Boereboom, Discrete-amount fluid-dispensing system for a personal care device, Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Publication date: 08.07.2004, US Patent Application No: 2006/0159,509, Granted, US Patent No: 8,425,133, In Force.

 

Sponsored or Funded Research Projects

Granted: (participated project budget/total project budget/applicants)

[12] 2015          Principal Investigator, MӦBIUS: Additive Manufacturing of Complex Precision Flexure Mechanisms, STW HighTech Systems and Materials, 14665 (240k€ for WA/ 585k€ total budget, 72k€ in cash, 102k€ in kind), ranked 4/32, 2.4.

[11] 2015          Principal Investigator, Flexure‐based Robotic Hand: for low cost, light weight, precision human prosthetics. PDEng- Sponsored by Program for Science based engineering of the UT, (65k€ UT WA),

[10] 2015          Principal Investigator, Large range of motion spatial flexure joints - a topology synthesis method -, NWO-STW Innovational Research VIDI, 14152 (800k€ UT WA), ranked 1/48, 1.94.

[9]  2013           Co-applicant 50%, DAMS: Demcon Advanced Micro Systems, NanoLabNL cleanroom manufacturing voucher,

                        (5/10k€/UT-WA, Demcon).

[8]  2011           Principal Investigator, UV-RGB: The integrated UV-RGB combiner, IOP Photonic Devices IPD100014

                        (640/1634k€/UT WA, XIO Photonics, Tyco Electric, IMS, Coherent, TU Delft).

[7]  2010           Co-applicant 30%, MIVADO: Micro Valve Dosing, Point-One PNE101004,

                        (340/1937k€/Democon, Bronkhorst HighTech, Finapress Medical Systems, UT-WA, UT-TST).

[6]  2010           Co-applicant 50%, PICOLI: Picoliter mass flow measuring, Pieken in de Delta: PID 092051

                        (893/2516k€, Bronkhorst HighTech, Demcon, Future Chemistry, UT-WA).

[5]  2009           Principal Investigator, MOV-ET: Motion in vacuum by elastic mechanisms and tribology, Point-One PNE08006,

                        (542/2024k€/Demcon, FEI, Vision Dynamics, TNO, UT-WA, UT-OTR).

[4]  2008           Co-applicant 90%, Optimization of Coriolis, Micro-Ned,

                        (50/100k€/Demcon, Bronkhorst, UT-WA, TUD-SOM).

[3]  2008           Principal Investigator, Micro-coriolis, part of ‘HighTech Factory’, Pieken in de Delta: OI/REB/7129305/PID07098,

                        (250/785k€/Demcon, Micronit, Lionix, Bronkhorst, UT-TST, UT-WA).

[2]  2008           Principal Investigator, Teleflex, Pieken in de Delta: PID07038

                        (839/3595k€/Demcon, UT-OPM, UT-CE, UT-WA, UT-TG, Thoraxcenter MST).

[1]  2008           Principal Investigator, CLEMPS: Closed-loop embedded MEMS-based precision stage, Point-One: PNE07004,

                        (386/1515 k€/Demcon, FEI, UT-TST, UT-WA).

 

Total granted budget (5.1/15.6M€)

 

Invited Talks

[8]   2014          Guest seminar, Model-based design of Precision Mechanisms, Micromechanical and Horological Design Laboratory, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Neuchatel, Switzerland, Host: Prof. Simon Henein.

[7]   2013          Guest seminar, Model-based design of Precision Mechanisms, Precision Engineering Research Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, Host: Prof. Alexander Slocum.

[6]   2013          Guest seminar, Model-based design of Precision Mechanisms, Structures Group, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK, Host: Prof. Simon Guest.

[5]   2013          Guest seminar, Model-based design of Precision Mechanisms, Precision Engineering Institute, Cranfield University, UK, Host: Prof. Paul Shore.

[4]   2013          Guest seminar, Model-based design of Precision Mechanisms, Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise Engineering Department, Brunel University, London, UK, Host Prof. Kai Cheng.

[3]   2012          Guest seminar,      A 2-DOF Large Stroke Flexure-based Precision Positioning Mechanism, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA, Host: Prof. Larry Howell.

[2]   2012          Guest seminar, Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, Precision Compliant System lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, host: Prof. Martin Culpepper.

[1]   2011          Guest seminar, Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, Precision Systems Design Lab, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, host: Prof. Shorya Awtar.

 

Publications

Theses

D.M. Brouwer, Design Principles for Six Degrees-of-Freedom MEMS-based Precision Manipulators, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, 2007, ISBN: 978-90-365-2510-7. https://research.utwente.nl/en/publications/design-principles-for-six-degrees-of-freedom-mems-based-precision.

D.M. Brouwer, RSS-2000: Reference and Sensor System for an active guidance with deep-sub-micron straightness (Philips Research and Philips CFT), Master Thesis of the postgraduate program Mechatronic Design of Stan Ackermans Institute, University of Technology Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 2001, ISBN: 90-444-0096-7.

D.M. Brouwer, Ontwerp van een viewfinderophanging voor een broadcaststudiocamera (Philips Cameras), Master Thesis  Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1998, Report: PE98-19.

International refereed journal publications

Submitted:

D.J. Tan, D.M. Brouwer, M. Fumagalli, and R. Carloni, Modular Design Methodology for multi-DOF Variable Stiffness Joints, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Accepted for publication.

L. van de Ridder, K. Staman, D. M. Brouwer, J. van Dijk, W.B.J. Hakvoort, A High Precision multi-DOF Active Vibration Isolation Setup for a Coriolis Mass Flow Rate Meter, submitted to Mechatronics.

 

Published [38]:

[38]    M. Naves, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, Multibody-based Topology Synthesis Method for Large Stroke Flexure Hinges, ASME robotics and mechanisms, accepted.

[37]    M. Nijenhuis, J.P Meijaard, J.L. Herder, S. Awtar, D.M. Brouwer, An analytical formulation for the lateral support stiffness of a spatial flexure strip, ASME mechanical design, in-press.

[36]    D.J. Borgerink, D.M. Brouwer, J. Stegenga, S. Stramigioli, Kinematic Design Method for Rail-Guided Robotic Arms, ASME robotics and mechanisms, Accepted for publication, doi: 10.1115/1.4035187.

[35]    K.G.P. Folkersma, D.M. Brouwer, G.R.B.E Römer, Microtube laser forming for precision component alignment, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ISSN: 1087-1357, 138(8), 6 pages, doi: 10.1115/1.4033389.

[34]    M. Grootens, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, Synthesis and Optimisation of Large Stroke Flexure Hinges, New Trends in Mechanism and Machine Science: Theory and Industrial Applications, editor P.Wenge and P. Flores, ISBN 978-3-319-44156-6, pp 463-471, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44156-6_47 

[33]    K.G.P. Folkersma, D.M. Brouwer, G.R.B.E Römer, J.L. Herder, Robust precision alignment algorithm for micro tube laser forming, Precision Engineering, ISSN 0141-6359, 46, pp. 301–308 (2016) doi:10.1016/j.precisioneng.2016.05.011

[32]    L. van de Ridder, W.B.J. Hakvoort, D.M. Brouwer, J. van Dijk, J.C. Lötters, A. de Boer, Coriolis Mass-Flow Meter with integrated multi-DOF Active Vibration Isolation, Mechatronics, (ISSN 0957-4158 ), 36, pp.167–179 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.mechatronics.2016.03.003

[31]    M.S. Groen, J. Groenesteijn, E. Meutstege, R.A. Brookhuis, D.M. Brouwer, J.C.Lötters and R.J. Wiegerink, Proportional control valves integrated in silicon nitride surface channel technology, (ISSN 1057-7157), 24(6), pp. 1759 - 1767 (2015) DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2015.2436402

[30]    K.G.P Folkersma, G.R.B.E. Römer, D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder, High precision optical fiber alignment using tube laser bending, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2015). DOI 10.1007/s00170-015-8143-6.

[29]    B. Krijnen, K. Swinkels, D.M. Brouwer, L. Abelmann, J.L. Herder, A large-stroke 3DOF stage with integrated feedback in MEMS, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (ISSN 1057-7157), 24(6), pp. 1720-1729 (2015) DOI:10.1109/JMEMS.2015.2432054 .

[28]    B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, L. Abelmann, J.L. Herder, Vacuum behavior and control of a MEMS stage with integrated thermal displacement sensor, Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2015.09.005.

[27]    Maarten S. Groen, Dannis M. Brouwer, Joost C. Lötters and Remco J. Wiegerink, Fast miniature proportional control valve with top-mounted piezo bimorph actuator with millisecond response time, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317), accepted for publication.

[26]    J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.L. Herder, Improved Force Transmission of a Flexible Surgical Instrument by Combining Input Motion, Journal of Medical Devices (ISSN 1932-6181) 9(1), 011009 (Mar 01, 2015) (11 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1289; DOI: 10.1115/1.4029418 .

[25]    K.G.P. Folkersma, G.R.B.E Römer, D.M. Brouwer, A.J. Huis in ’t Veld, In-plane laser forming for high precision alignment, Optical Engineering (ISSN 0091-3286 ) 53(12), 126105 (Dec 10, 2014). DOI: 10.1117/1.OE.53.12.126105

[24]    Maarten S. Groen, Robert A. Brookhuis, Marc J. van Houwelingen, Dannis M. Brouwer, Joost C. Lötters and Remco J. Wiegerink, A piezoelectric micro control valve with integrated capacitive sensing for ambulant blood pressure waveform monitoring, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317), 24 125020 DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/24/12/125020.

[23]    M.M. Arnolli, N.C. Hanumara, M. Franken, D.M. Brouwer, I.A.M.J. Broeders, An overview of systems for image-guided percutaneous needle placement in the thorax and abdomen, International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1630.

[22]    W. Wijma, S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, W.B.J. Hakvoort, Modal Measurements and Model Corrections of a Large Stroke Compliant Mechanism, Archive of Mechanical Engineering, ISSN (Online) 2300-262X, 61(2), pp.347-366, 2014. DOI: 10.2478/meceng-2014-0020.

[21]    S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.P. Meijaard, D.M. Brouwer, J.B. Jonker, A nonlinear two-node Superelement with deformable-interface surfaces for use in flexible multibody systems, Multibody System Dynamics, In press. DOI: 10.1007/s11044-014-9414-y

[20]    Bart Peerdeman, Marcello Valori, Dannis Brouwer, Edsko Hekman, Sarthak Misra, Stefano Stramigioli, UT Hand I: A Lock-Based Underactuated Hand Prosthesis, Mechanisms and Machine Theory (ISSN 0094-114X), Volume 78, pp. 307 – 323 (2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2014.03.018

[19]    J.P. Meijaard, B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, Deflection of a misaligned finger of a comb drive in an electrostatic field, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (ISSN 1057-7157), 23(4), pp. 927-933 (2014) DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2014.2300233

[18]    J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.L. Herder, Flexible Multibody Modeling of a Surgical Instrument Inside an Endoscope, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (ISSN 1555-1415), 9(1), 011018, pp. 11 (2014) DOI: 10.1115/1.4026059

[17]    B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, Flexures for large stroke electrostatic actuation in MEMS, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317) 24 015006 (2014). DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/24/1/015006

[16]    D.H. Wiersma, S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, Design and Performance Optimization of Large Stroke Spatial Flexures, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (ISSN 1555-1415), 9(1), 011016, pp. 10 (2014). DOI: 10.1115/1.4025669

[15]    D.M. Brouwer, K.G.P. Folkersma, S.E. Boer, and R.G.K.M. Aarts, Exact Constraint Design of a Two-Degree of Freedom Flexure-Based Mechanism, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (ISSN 1942-4302) 5(4), 041011, pp. 10 (2013). DOI: 10.1115/1.4025175

[14]    S.E. Boer, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer and J.B. Jonker, A non-linear two-node superelement for use in flexible multibody systems, Multibody System Dynamics (ISSN 1384-5640) (2013) DOI: 10.1007/s11044-013-9373-8

[13]    J.P. Khatait, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder, Design of an Experimental Set-Up to Study the Behavior of a Flexible Surgical Instrument Inside an Endoscope, Journal of Medical Devices (ISSN 1932-6181), 7(3), 031004, pp. 12 (2013). DOI: 10.1115/1.4024660

[12]    Bart Peerdeman, Stefano Stramigioli, Edsko Hekman, Dannis Brouwer and Sarthak Misra, Development of Underactuated Fingers With Joint Locking and Electromyographic Control, Mechanical Engineering Research (ISSN 1927-0607), 3 (1), pp. 130-142 (2013). DOI: 10.5539/mer.v3n1p130

[11]    D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, J.B. Jonker, Large deflection stiffness analysis of parallel prismatic leaf-spring flexures taking into account shearing, constrained warping and anticlastic curving effects, Precision Engineering (ISSN 0141-6359) 37 (3) pp. 505-521 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.precisioneng.2012.11.008.

[10]    D.M. Brouwer, S.E. Boer, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, Optimization of release locations for small self-stress large stiffness flexure mechanisms, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Volume 64, pp. 230-250 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2013.01.007

[9]     J.P. Khatait, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder, Modeling of a Flexible Instrument to Study its Sliding Behavior Inside a Curved Endoscope, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (ISSN 1555-1415), 8(3), 031002, pp. 10 (2013), DOI: 10.1115/1.4007539

[8]     M.S. Groen, D.M. Brouwer, R.J. Wiegerink, and J.C. Lötters, Design Considerations for a Micromachined Proportional Control Valve, Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X), 3(2),pp. 396-412 (2012). DOI: 10.3390/mi3020396

[7]     B. Krijnen, R.P. Hogervorst, J.W. van Dijk, D.M. Brouwer, J.B.C. Engelen, L. Woldering, L. Abelmann and H.M.J.R. Soemers, A single-mask thermal displacement sensor in MEMS, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317), 21(7), pp. 074007-074019 (2011). DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/21/7/074007

[6]     R. Reilink, L.C. Visser, D.M. Brouwer, R. Carloni, S. Stramigioli,  Mechatronic Design of the Twente Humanoid Head,  Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics (ISSN 1861-2776), 4(2), pp. 107-118 (2011). DOI: 10.1007/s11370-010-0077-0

[5]     B. R. de Jong, D. M. Brouwer, M. J. de Boer, H. V. Jansen, H. M. J. R. Soemers, and G. J. M. Krijnen, Design and fabrication of a planar three DOFs MEMS-based manipulator, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (ISSN 1057-7157), 19(5), pp. 1116-1130 (2010). DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2010.2067196 

[4]     D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, H.M.J.R. Soemers, Design and modeling of a six DOFs MEMS-based precision manipulator, Precision Engineering (ISSN: 0141-6359), 34(2), pp. 307-319 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.precisioneng.2009.08.001

[3]     J.P. Meijaard, D.M. Brouwer and J.B. Jonker, Analytical and experimental investigation of a parallel leaf spring guidance, Multibody System Dynamics (ISSN 1384-5640), 23(1), pp.77-97 (2010). DOI: 10.1007/s11044-009-9172-4

[2]     D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, M.J. de Boer, H.V.

Jansen, J.

van Dijk, G.J.M. Krijnen and H.M.J.R. Soemers, MEMS-based clamp with a passive hold function for precision position retaining of micro manipulators, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317), 19(6), pp.065027 1-20 (2009). DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/19/6/065027

[1]     D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, H.M.J.R. Soemers and J. van Dijk, Sub-nanometer stable precision MEMS clamping mechanism maintaining clamp force unpowered for TEM application, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (ISSN 0960-1317), 16(6), pp. 7-12 (2006). DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/16/6/S02

International refereed full paper conference publications [37]:

Submitted:

Aarts 2016?            

M. Nijenhuis, D.M. Brouwer, A closed-form model for the support stiffness of spatial flexure strips with limited twist, ASME IDETC2016 August 21–24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina.

          M. Naves, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, Multibody-based topology synthesis method for large stroke flexure strips, ASME IDETC2016 August 21–24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina. (best presentation Award)

          M. Nijenhuis, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, Influence of static indeterminacy on a two-plate spring cross pivot joint, 31st ASPE Annual Meeting Sunday – Friday, October 23-28, 2016.

          D.M. Brouwer, S.J. Ludwick, Trends in Control Techniques for Precision Mechatronic Systems, 31st ASPE Annual Meeting Sunday – Friday, October 23-28, 2016.

 

Published[37]:

Wouter B.J. Hakvoort, L. van de Ridder2, J. van Dijk1 and D.M. Brouwer1MULTIAXIS VIBRATION ISOLATION FOR A CORIOLIS MASS FLOW RATE METER, Topical ASPE

 

[37]    W.W.P.J. van de Sande, R.G.K.M. Aarts, and D.M. Brouwer, System behavior of a multiple overconstrained four-bar mechanism, 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), Austin, TX, USA, November 1-6, 2015.

[36]    M. Nijenhuis, J.P Meijaard, J.L. Herder, S. Awtar, D.M. Brouwer, An analytical formulation for the lateral support stiffness of a spatial flexure strip, submitted to: Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, August 2-5, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

[35]    M.E. Grootens, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, Synthesis and optimisation of large stroke flexure hinges, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, June 29 - July 2, 2015, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

[34]    R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, W.B.J. Hakvoort, Modelling for Design of Compliant Mechanisms with Manufacturing Uncertainties, IUTAM Symposium on Dynamical Analysis of Multibody Systems with Design Uncertainties, June 10 - June 13, 2014, Stuttgart, Germany.

[33]    J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.L. Herder, Effect of Combined Motion on Force Transmission of a Flexible Instrument, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Canada.

[32]    D.J. Borgerink, J. Stegenga, D.M. Brouwer, H.J. Wörtche and S. Stramigioli, Rail-Mounted Robotic End-Effector Position Error Due to Rail Compliance and Ship Motion, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Chicago, Illinois Sept. 14–18, 2014.

[31]    K. Staman, L. van de Ridder, D. M. Brouwer, J. van Dijk, W.B.J. Hakvoort, A High Precision multi-DOF Active Vibration Isolation Setup for a Coriolis Mass Flow Rate Meter, 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), Boston, MA, USA, November 9-14, 2014.

[30]    K.G.P. Folkersma, G.R.B.E. Römer, D.M. Brouwer and  A. J. Huis in `t Veld, High precision micro actuators using in-plane laser forming, Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing XIX, Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, USA, February, 1-6, 2014.

[29]    M.S. Groen, R.A. Brookhuis, M.J. van Houwelingen, D.M. Brouwer. J.C. Lötters, and R.J. Wiegerink, A Micro Control Valve with Integrated Capacitive Sensing for Ambulant Blood Pressure Waveform Monitoring, The 17th Int. Conf. on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), Freiburg, Germany, October, 27-31, 2013.

[28]    K. Gunnink, R.G.K.M. Aart and D.M. Brouwer, Performance Optimization of a Flexure Hinge for High Stiffness and Eigenfrequency, 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), Saint Paul, MN, USA, 20-25, October, 2013.

[27]    J.P. Meijaard, B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, Deflection of an eccentric tooth of a comb drive in an electrostatic field, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), Portland, Oregon, USA, August, 4-7, 2013.

[26]    W. Wijma, S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, W. Hakvoort, Modal measurements and model corrections of a large stroke compliant mechanism, No pages in Proceedings of the Multibody Dynamics 2013 conference (No ISBN or ISSN) Zagreb, Croatia, July, 1-4, 2013.

[25]    R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, J.B. Jonker, Selection of dependent and independent coordinates in a flexible multibody model using SVD, The 2nd Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, Stuttgart, Germany, May 29 - June 1, 2012.

[24]    J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.L. Herder, 3-D Multibody modeling of a flexible surgical instrument inside an endoscope, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 international Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Houston, Texas, USA, November, 9-15, 2012.

[23]    K.G.P. Folkersma, S.E. Boer, D.M. Brouwer and J.L. Herder, H.M.J.R. Soemers, A 2-DOF Large Stroke Flexure-based positioning mechanism, IDETC ASME, Chicago, IL, USA, Aug, 12-15, 2012. (Best paper award)

[22]    D.H. Wiersma, S.E. Boer, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, Design and optimization of large rotation high stiffness flexures, IDETC ASME, Chicago, IL, USA, Aug, 12-15, 2012.

[21]    J. P. Meijaard, R. G. K. M. Aarts, D. M. Brouwer, Modelling and Simulation of the Motion of a Slender Beam in a Tube, Proceedings of the IMSD2012 - The 2nd Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, Stuttgart, Germany, May 29 - June 1, 2012,  P. Eberhard and P. Ziegler (Eds.), pp. 1-10, ISBN 978-3-927618-32-9.

[20]    Bart Peerdeman, Gert Jan Pieterse, Stefano Stramigioli, Hans Rietman, Edsko Hekman, Dannis Brouwer, and Sarthak Misra, Design of Joint Locks for Underactuated Fingers, Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Roma, Italy, June, 24-27, 2012. DOI: 10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290798

[19]    J.P. Khatait, M. Krijnen, J.P. Meijaard, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder, Modelling and Simulation of a Flexible Endoscopic Surgical Instrument In a Tube, ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Denver, CO, USA, November, 2011. DOI:10.1115/IMECE2011-65189

[18]    S. Kodandaramaiah, M. Krijnen, J. Go, S. Malik, J.P. Khatait, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer and C. Forest, Characterization of translation of fused silica micropipettes in non-rectilinear trajectories, 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), Denver, CO, USA, November, 13-18, 2011.

[17]    D.M. Brouwer, S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, F. Hoitzing, J.P. Meijaard, J.B. Jonker, Freedom and constraint analysis and optimization, 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), Denver, CO, USA, November, 13-18, 2011.

[16]    R.G.K.M. Aarts, S.E. Boer, J.P. Meijaard, D.M. Brouwer, J.B. Jonker, Analyzing overconstrained design of compliant mechanisms, Proceedings of ASME 2011, International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), Washington, DC, USA, Aug, 28-31, 2011.

[15]    S. E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J. P. Meijaard, D.M. Brouwer, J. B. Jonker, A two-node superelement description for modeling of flexible complex-shaped beam-like components, Eccomas thematic conference Multibody Dynamics, Brussels, Belgium, July, 4-7, 2011. ISBN 978-2-8052-0116-5.

[14]    R.G.K.M. Aarts, J. van Dijk, D.M. Brouwer, and J.B. Jonker, Application of flexible multibody modelling for control synthesis in mechatronics, Eccomas thematic conference Multibody Dynamics, Brussels, Belgium, July, 4-7, 2011. ISBN 978-2-8052-0116-5.

[13]    D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard and J.B. Jonker, Stiffness analysis of parallel leaf-spring flexures, Proceedings of the 25th annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE), Atlanta, GA, USA, Oct.31-Nov 5, 2010.

[12]    B. Krijnen, R.P. Hogervorst, J.B.C. Engelen,  J.W. van Dijk, D.M. Brouwer and L. Abelmann, Single-Mask Thermal Displacement sensor in MEMS, 21st Micromechanics and Microengineering Europe workshop (MME), Enschede, the Netherlands, Sept 26 – 29, 2010.

[11]    S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer, J.B. Jonker, Multibody modelling and optimization of a Curved Hinge Flexure, The 1st Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, Ed. Aki Mikkola and Werner Schiehlen (ISBN 978-952-214-778-3), Lappeenranta, Finland, May, 25–27, 2010.

[10]    D.M. Brouwer,  J.P. Meijaard, J.B. Jonker, Elastic element showing low stiffness loss at large deflection, Proceedings of the 24th annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE), Monterey, CA, USA, Oct, 4-9, 2009. ISBN 978-1-887706-51-3 http://www.aspe.net/aspe_member/php/abstracts/absdisplay.php?Abstract_ID=2859

[9]     D.M. Brouwer, J. Bennik, J. Leideman, H.M.J.R. Soemers and S. Stramigioli, Mechatronic Design of a Fast and Long Range 4 Degrees of Freedom Humanoid Neck, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Kobe, Japan, May, 12-17, 2009. DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2009.5152585

[8]     J. Meijaard, D.M. Brouwer, J.B. Jonker, Analytical and Experimental analysis of a parallel leaf-spring guidance, ICTAM, Adelaide, Australia, August, 25-29, 2008.

[7]     D.M. Brouwer, B.R. De Jong, and H.M.J.R. Soemers, Design and modeling of a precision 6 degrees-of-freedom MEMS-based parallel kinematic TEM sample manipulator, Proceedings of the 21st annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE), Monterey, CA, USA, Oct., 15-20, 2006.

[6]     D. M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, M. J. de Boer, H.M.J.R. Soemers, Rotational precision MEMS-based Clamping Mechanism for stable fixation of Elastic Mechanisms, Proceedings of the 21st annual meeting of the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE), Monterey, CA, USA, Oct., 15-20, 2006.

[5]     B. R. De Jong, D. M. Brouwer, H. V. Jansen, M. J. De Boer, T. G. Lammertink, S. Stramigioli, and G. J. M. Krijnen, A planar 3 DOF sample manipulator for nano-scale characterization, MEMS, Istanbul, Turkey, January, 22-26, 2006.

[4]     B.R. de Jong, D.M. Brouwer, et al., Nanometer resolution TEM sample manipulator for rotational and translational positioning, Eurosensors, Barcelona, Spain, September, 11-14, 2005.

[3]     D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, H.M.J.R. Soemers, J. Van Dijk, Sub-nanometer stable precision MEMS clamping mechanism maintaining clamp force un-powered for TEM application, Micromechanics and Microengineering Workshop (MME), Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept., 4-6, 2005.

[2]     Soemers H.M.J.R. and D.M. Brouwer, Mechatronics and Micro Systems, invited plenary paper in: 3rd IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Sydney, Australia, September, 6-8, 2004.

[1]     R. Thalmann, D.M. Brouwer, H. Haitjema, P.H.J. Schellekens, Novel design of a one-dimensional measurement probe, in SPIE vol 4401, Munich, Germany, 2001; Eds: Jennifer E. Decker, Nicholas Brown.

Refereed conference publications [23]:

[25]    Naves, …, Conference on Precision Mechatronics, Dutch Society for Precision Engineering (DSPE), …, the Netherlands, 2016.

[25]    Nijenhuis, …, Conference on Precision Mechatronics, Dutch Society for Precision Engineering (DSPE), …, the Netherlands, 2016.

[24]    M.M. Arnolli, W.J. Heerink, M. Buijze, M. Franken, M. Oudkerk, K.P. de Jong, D.M. Brouwer, I.A.M.J. Broeders, Development of a system for CT-guided needle placement: Protoype realization & preliminary performance assessment, 28TH Conference of the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, 5 - 8 October 2016, Medical Delta - Delft, Rotterdam, Leiden - The Netherlands

[23]    B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, L. Abelmann, J.L. Herder, “Vacuum performance and control of a MEMS stage with integrated thermal position sensor”, Proceedings of the 14th EUSPEN International Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2-6 June, 2014, pp 435-438. (Best presentation award)

[22]    B. Krijnen, K.R. Swinkels, D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder, Design and optimization of a 3-DOF planar MEMS Stage with integrated thermal position sensors, Proceedings of the 13th EUSPEN International Conference, Berlin, Germany, May, 2013. (Best poster award)

[21]    M.M. Arnolli, M. Franken and D.M. Brouwer, CT Registration: Experimental Determination of Suited Fiducial Marker Material and Registration Errors, Proceedings of the 2013 Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD), Minneapolis, MN, USA, April, 8-11, 2013.

[20]    M.S. Groen, D.M. Brouwer, J.C. Lötters and R.J. Wiegerink, Towards a microvalve for proportional control of mass flow, 1st International conference on MicroFluidic Handling Systems, Enschede, the Netherlands, October, 10-12, 2012.

[19]    B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, A closed-loop large range of motion positioning system in MEMS, Conference on Precision Mechatronics, Dutch Society for Precision Engineering (DSPE), Deurne, the Netherlands, Sept., 4-5, 2012.

[18]    D.M. Brouwer, S.E. Boer, D.H.Wiersma, K.G.P. Folkersma, H. Jacobs, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.L. Herder, Flexure hinge with a high support stiffness in a large range of motion, Conference on Precision Mechatronics, Dutch Society for Precision Engineering (DSPE), Deurne, the Netherlands, Sept., 4-5, 2012.

[17]    Jan Holterman, Theo J.A. de Vries, Bayan Babakhani, Dannis M. Brouwer, Design of a piezoelectric rotation actuator, Electroceramics XIII conference, Enschede, the Netherlands, June, 27, 2012.

[16]    J.P. Khatait, D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.L. Herder, Test Set-up to Study the Behavior of a Flexible Instrument in a Bent Tube, Proceedings of the 2013 Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD), Minneapolis, MN, USA, April, 10-12, 2012.

[15]    B. Peerdeman, S. Stramigioli, E. Hekman, D. Brouwer, S. Misra, Mechanical design and control of a new myoelectric hand prosthesis, 10th Belgian Day on Biomedical Engineering – joint meeting with IEEE EMBS Benelux Chapter, Brussels, Belgium, December, 2,  2011.

[14]    B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, A Closed-Loop XY Positioning Stage in MEMS, EUSPEN, Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy, June, 23-26, 2011.

[13]    D.M. Brouwer, A. Otten, J.B.C. Engelen, B. Krijnen and H.M.J.R. Soemers, Long-range Elastic Guidance Mechanisms for Electrostatic Comb-drive Actuators, Proc. of the 10th EUSPEN Int. conf., Delft, the Netherlands, May 31 – June 4, 2010.

[12]    R.P. Hogervorst, B. Krijnen, D.M. Brouwer, J.B.C. Engelen and U. Staufer, A single-mask thermal displacement sensor in MEMS, Proc. of the 10th EUSPEN Int. conf., Delft, the Netherlands, May 31 – June 4, 2010.

[11]    L. Kristiansen, A. Mehendale, D.M. Brouwer, J.M. Zwikker and M.E. Klein, Optical measurement of a Micro Coriolis mass flow sensor, Proc. of the 9th EUSPEN Int. conf., San Sebastian, Spain, June, 2-5, 2009.

[10]    M.B.P. Huijts, D.M. Brouwer and J. van Dijk, Design and Control of a Parallel Kinematic 6-DOFs Precision Manipulator, Proc. of the 9th EUSPEN Int. conf., San Sebastian, Spain, June, 2-5, 2009.

[9]     R. Reilink, L.C. Visser, J. Bennik, R. Carloni, D. M. Brouwer and S. Stramigioli, The Twente humanoid head, IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Kobe, Japan, May, 12-17, 2009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2009.5152436, video contribution

[8]     Martin Wassink, Raffaella Carloni, Dannis Brouwer and Stefano Stramigioli, Novel Dexterous Robotic Finger Concept with Controlled Stiffness, 28th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, Spa, Belgium, March, 16-18, 2009.

[7]     J. Haneveld, D.M. Brouwer, R. Zwikker, T.S.J. Lammerink, M.J. de Boer, and R.J. Wiegerink, MEMS-Based Micro-Coriolis massflow sensor, Proc. of the 8th EUSPEN Int. conf., Zurich, Switzerland, May, 2008.

[6]     D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, H.M.J.R. Soemers, Design and modeling of a precision 6 degrees-of-freedom MEMS-based parallel kinematic TEM sample manipulator, Philips Precision Technology Conference, Groenendael, Oct., 2006.

[5]     D. M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, M. J. de Boer, H.M.J.R. Soemers, Rotational precision MEMS-based Clamping Mechanism for stable fixation of Elastic Mechanisms, Philips Precision Technology Conference, Groenendael, Oct., 2006.

[4]     D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, H.M.J.R. Soemers, G.J.M. Krijnen, Numerical evaluation of piezo, thermo, electro-magnetic and electro-static MEMS actuators based on designs, proc. of 6th EUSPEN int. conf., Baden bei Wien, Austria, May, 2006.

[3]     D.M. Brouwer, B.R. de Jong, H.M.J.R. Soemers, MEMS-based 6 DOF parallel kinematic precision micro manipulator, proc. of the 6th EUSPEN int. conf., Baden bei Wien, Austria, May, 2006.

[2]     D.M. Brouwer,  B.R. de Jong,  H.M.J.R Soemers, MEMS 6 Degrees of Freedom parallel micro manipulator for TEM sample manipulation, Philips Precision Technology Conference, Groenendael, the Netherlands, Apr, 2005.

[1]     J. v. Eijk, D.M. Brouwer, J. Franse, A Systems Approach towards Business Creation, American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE), Winter Topical Meeting, Jan, 2003.

Professional publications[10]:

[12]                         Naves, Mikroniek

[11]    Ton Peijnenburg, Marijn Nijenhuis & Dannis Brouwer, In the heart of the high-tech ‘silicon forest’, Report on the 31st  annual ASPE meeting, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 56, Issue 6, pp.46-47 (2016).

[10]    Dannis Brouwer & Raymond Knaapen, There’s music in Precision Engineering, Report on the 30th annual ASPE meeting, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 55, Issue 6, pp.52-53 (2015).

[9]     Bram Krijnen, Koen Swinkels, Dannis Brouwer, Leon Abelmann and Just Herder, Accurate Small-scale manipulation, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 55, Issue 5, pp.16-19 (2015).

[8]     Dannis Brouwer, Ton Peijnenburg and Wendy Shearon, Achieving Precision tolerances in AM, ASPE 2015 Spring Topical Meeting – A brief report, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 55, Issue 3, pp.24-25 (2015).

[8]     Dannis Brouwer, Ton Peijnenburg, Piet van Rens, Gerrit van der Straaten, The Dutch report, 2014 ASPE annual meeting, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 55, Issue 1, pp.28-29 (2015).

[7]     D.M. Brouwer, Additive, control, energy, medical and other hot topics, EUSPEN’s 14th International Conference, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 54, Issue 4, pp.18-21 (2014).

[6]     D.M. Brouwer, D.H. Wiersma, S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, Maximising stiffness over a long range of motion, optimizing hinge flexure geometry, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp.24-30 (2013).

[5]     D.M. Brouwer, J.L. Herder and R.G.K.M. Aarts, Advances in Design Engineering, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 52, Issue 5, pp.54-57 (2012).

[4]     Ger Folkersma, Steven Boer, Dannis Brouwer and Just Herder, A large stroke planar 2-DOF flexure-based positioning stage for vacuum environments, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 51, Issue 6, pp.12-17 (2011).

[3]     Bram Krijnen, Richard Hogervorst, Jan Willem van Dijk, Johan Engelen, Léon Woldering, Dannis Brouwer, Leon Abelmann and Herman Soemers, Towards accurate small-scale manipulation – A thermal displacement sensor in MEMS, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 51, Issue 4, pp.5-11 (2011).

[2]     M.B.P. Huijts, D.M. Brouwer, J. van Dijk, Scale-up for model verification; Design, Modeling and control of an elastic parallel kinematic 6-DOFs manipulator, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 49, Issue 5, pp.42-47 (2009).

[1]     D.M. Brouwer, H.M.J.R. Soemers, six DOFs MEMS-based precision manipulator, Mikroniek (ISSN 0026-3699), Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp.5-13 (2008).

 

Technical publications, non-refereed conference publications and workshops[21]:

[23]    M. Naves, D.M. Brouwer, Multibody-based topology synthesis method for large stroke, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, November, 16-17, 2016. (Poster & booth)

[22]    M. Nijenhuis, D.M. Brouwer, Overconstrained Design - Effects of Misalignments in an Elementary Overconstrained Elastic Mechanism, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, November, 16-17, 2016. (Poster & booth)

[21]    D.M. Brouwer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, S.E. Boer, K.G.P. Folkersma, J.L. Herder, F. Hoitzing, J.P. Meijaard, H.M.J.R. Soemers, D.H. Wiersma, W. Wijma, A 2-DOF large stroke flexure based positioning mechanism, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, November, 28-29, 2012. (Oral presentation).

[20]    Dannis Brouwer, Ger Folkersma, Steven Boer, Ronald Aarts, Large Stroke Flexures, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, November, 28-29, 2012. (Poster & booth)

[19]    K.G.P. Folkersma, D.M. Brouwer, G.R.B.E. Römer, A.J. Huis in 't Veld, Micro laser adjusting for fiber alignment, IOP Photonics Devices & Memphis 'Photonics: Key for our future', Burgers' Zoo, Arnhem, the Netherlands, November, 20, 2012.(Poster).

[18]    K.G.P. Folkersma, D.M. Brouwer, G.R.B.E. Römer, A.J. Huis in 't Veld, The integrated UV-RGB laser beam-combiner, Industrial Laser Event, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, April, 17, 2012. (Poster).

[17]    K.G.P. Folkersma, G.R.B.E. Römer, D.M. Brouwer, A.J. Huis in ‘t Veld, Laser forming for micro adjustment, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, April, 16, 2013. (Poster).

[16]    Bram Krijnen, Dannis Brouwer, Een teruggekoppelde positioneerstage in MEMS, HighTech Mechatronica, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, March, 29, 2012. (Oral presentation).

[15]    Jitendra P. Khatait, Dannis M. Brouwer, Ronald G. K. M. Aarts, Just L. Herder, Modelling of a flexible instrument and design of a test set-up, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven the Netherlands, 30 Nov-1 Dec, 2011. (Poster & booth).

[14]    Ger Folkersma, Dannis Brouwer and Ger-willem Römer, The integrated UV-RGB laser beam-combiner, Symposium on Photonic Integration, Tue, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, November, 9, 2011. (Poster).

[13]    Ronald Aarts and Dannis Brouwer, A large stroke planar 2-DOF flexure-based positioning stage, Second International Symposium on Compliant Mechanisms IFToMM/ASME (CoMe), Delft, the Netherlands, May, 19-20, 2011. (Demonstration).

[12]    Ger Folkersma, Steven Boer, Dannis Brouwer and Herman Soemers, A large stroke planar 2-DOF flexure-based positioning stage for vacuum environments, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, December, 1-2, 2010. (Poster, booth)

[11]    S.E. Boer, R.G.K.M. Aarts, J.B. Jonker and D.M. Brouwer, Efficient modeling of a large stroke elastic mechanism using beams and superelements, EM symposium, Lunteren, the Netherlands, October, 28-29, 2010. (Poster)

[10]    D.M. Brouwer, J.P. Meijaard, J.B. Jonker, Over-determinacy in flexure mechanisms, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, December, 2-3, 2009. (Poster, booth)

[9]     D.M. Brouwer, A. Otten, J.B.C. Engelen, B. Krijnen and H.M.J.R. Soemers, Long Range Elastic Comb-drive Guidance, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, December, 2-3, 2009. (Poster, booth)

[8]     S.E. Boer, D.M. Brouwer and R.G.K.M. Aarts, Elastic Hinge for Large Deflection, EM symposium, Lunteren, the Netherlands, October, 29-30, 2009. (Poster).

[7]     M.B.P. Huijts, D.M. Brouwer, J. van Dijk, Parallel Kinematic 6DOFs Manipulator, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, November, 26-27, 2008. (Poster,booth)

[6]     L. Kristiansen, A. Mehendale, D.M. Brouwer, Optical sensing of a micro Coriolis mass flow sensor, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, November, 26-27, 2008. (Poster, booth)

[5]     D.M. Brouwer, MEMS-based micro mechatronics, T-Valley symposium, Enschede, the Netherlands, April, 2008. (Oral presentation)

[4]     D.M. Brouwer, Six DOFs MEMS-based manipulator, Precisiebeurs, Veldhoven, the Netherlands, December, 2007. (Oral presentation, Poster,booth)

[3]     D.M. Brouwer, Six DOFs MEMS-based manipulator, MicroNano Conference, Wageningen, the Netherlands, November, 15/16, 2007. (Poster presentation).

[2]     D.M. Brouwer, Six DOFs MEMS-based manipulator, MST Regionalkonferenz, Dortmund, Germany, October, 18-19, 2007. (Oral presentation)

[1]     D.M. Brouwer, Micro Assembly within Philips CFT, IEEE Int. Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning, Besancon, France, July, 2003. (Invited presentation).

Teaching

2003-present     Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms II, 191131360, Coordinator and responsible, obligatory profile course, 5EC, MSc-ME, UT, (~90 students annually)

2015-present     Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms I, Coordinator and responsible, part of Module 5, 1EC, BSc-ME, UT, (~130 students annually)

2015-present     Design of Robotic Systems, Part of the Elective Minor BioRobotics Module 9, Coordinator and responsible, (~150 students annually), BSc-BMT, UT.

2014-present     Module 8, Mechatronica Project, Contribution, 6EC, BSc-ME, UT.

2014-present    Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms, guest lecturer at the TUD.

2009-2014         Project-F (Mechatronics project), 191103250, Contribution, final bachelor project, 12.5EC, BSc-ME, UT.

2013-2014         Module 4, Roterende Werktuigonderdelen, Contribution, 3EC, BSc-ME, UT.

2014                 Module 8, Ontwerpprincipes, Coordinator, 1.5EC, BSc-ME, UT.

2013-2015         Introduction to Technologic Research (ITO), 191155210, Contribution, 6.5 EC, BSc-ME, UT.

2014                 Module 9, Neural & Motor Systems, Tutor, 15EC, BSc-BMT, UT.

 

2014                 Completed University Teaching Qualification (BKO)

2013                 English proficiency is assessed at a CEF score of C1

Coaching

Post-Doctoral Fellows

2015-2019         Jaap Meijaard, Flexure joint modelling for large range of motion (VIDI).

2012-2013         Jaap Meijaard, Micro valve dosing (MIVADO).

2011                 Jaap Meijaard, Teleflex.

2009-2012         Leon Woldering, Closed-loop embedded MEMS-based precision stage (Clemps).

2008-2011         Jaap Meijaard, Closed-loop embedded MEMS-based precision stage (Clemps) & Optimization of Coriolis.

2008-2010         Aditya Mehendale, Micro Coriolis.

2008-2010         Jeroen Haneveld, Micro Coriolis.

Ph.D. Candidates

Present (2020)   Mieke van den Belt, MӦBIUS: Additive Manufacturing of Complex Precision Flexure Mechanisms

Present (2019)   Mark Naves, Synthesis and optimization of Flexure joint for large range of motion

Present (2019)   Marijn Nijenhuis, Synthesis and optimization of Flexure joint for large range of motion.

Present (2016)   Dian Borgerink, Rail-mounted ballast water tank ship inspection robot.

Present (2017)   Maarten Arnolli, System for image-guided percutaneous needle placement in the abdomen.

2015                 Ger Folkersma, Multi-DOF precision micro actuators using in-plane laser forming.

2015                 Maarten Groen, Micro Control Valve with Integrated Capacitive Sensing.

2014                 Bram Krijnen, MEMS-based precision stage design with integrated feedback.

2013                 Steven Boer, Model reduction of flexible multibody systems. Cum Laude.

2013                 Jitendra Khatait, Motion and force transmission of a flexible instrument inside a curved endoscope.

PDEng Students

Present (2018)   Luis Garcia Rodriguez, Flexure‐based Robotic Hand: for low cost, light weight, precision human prosthetics

M.Sc. Students (supervised)

[47]  Present      Thijmen Overkamp

[46]  Present      Bas Boers

[45]  Present      Martijn Snippe

[44]  Present      Rob Wiefferink

[43]  2016         Sjors Kemp, Design of a wafer positioning module, VDL-ETG

[43]  2016         Charalambos Rossides, Multi-modality air driven actuation system, UT-RAM

[42]  2016         Jeroen Oortwijn, Analysis of overconstrained flexures, UT-WA.

[41]  2016         Daniel Tan, A Modular Design Methodology for Multi-DOF Variable Stiffness Joints, UT-RaM & UT-WA Cum Laude.

[40]  2016         Bart Hoorweg, Morphological computation of a robot cheetah focussing on the role of the spine, UT-RAM & UT-WA.

[39]  2015         Otte Haitsma, Adaptive opto-mechatronic system for an in-line inspection, DEMCON & UT-WA.

[38]  2015         Teun Jelle Lassche, The design of a compliant microgripper for the handling of fibers and wires in industrial high-precision assembly lines, WWINN & UT-WA.

[37]  2015         Mark Naves, Multibody-based topology synthesis method for large stroke flexure hinges, UT-WA.

[36]  2015         Sijia Chen, The design of a large stroke axially stiff flexure hinge, UT-WA.

[35]  2015         Erald Schipper, Design of a 3 DOF flexure based precision stage, FEI UT-WA

[34]  2015         Werner van de Sande, Overconstraint analysis in compliant mechanisms, UT-WA.

[34]  2015 **       Marijn Nijenhuis, Analytical formulation for stiffness and buckling characteristics of flexure mechanisms, UT-WA & University of Michigan. Cum Laude.

[32]  2015         Jop Huttenhuis, Kinematic design method for a rail mounted inspection robot arm, UT-WA.

[31]  2014         Robbin Mennings, Linear motor measurement device, VDL-ETG UT-WA.

[30]  2014         Martijn Grootens, Large range of motion flexures, UT-WA.

[29]  2014         Kyrian Staman, Active vibration reduction, UT-WA.

[28]  2014 int      Kai Wu, Design, Fabrication and Characterization of a Micro Control Valve, UT-TST.

[27]  2013         Klaas-Jan Gunnink, Design and optimization of a vacuum compatible 2-DOF flexure based precision manipulator for high stiffness and eigenfrequencies, UT-WA.

[26]  2012         Willem Wijma, Modal measurements and model corrections of a large stroke compliant mechanism, UT-WA.

[25]  2012         Koen Swinkels, Optimization and control of a MEMS-based large stroke three-DOF precision stage, UT-WA.

[24]  2012         Arjan Westerhuis, Design and evaluation of a 3-DOF spherical parallel mechanism for domestic robot arms, UT-WA.

[23]  2012         Hedzer Wiersma, Performance optimization of large stroke spatial flexure hinges, WA-UT. Cum Laude.

[22]  2012         Peter Brinkhuis, A four-DOF balanced neck mechanism for a humanoid head, WA-UT.                             

[21]  2012         Gert Jan Pieterse, Design of a joint lock for prosthetic fingers, UT-BE.                            

[20]  2011         Rolf Vermeer, Electrostatic actuation of MEMS devices in Electron Microscopy, UT-TST.

[19]  2011         Ronald Dieterman, Design of a compliant BioMEMS gripper for the mechanical characterization of biological cells, UT-WA.

[18]  2011         Ger Folkersma, Design and evaluation of a 2-DOF large stroke stage with elastic elements, UT-WA.         

[17]  2011         Marieke Krijnen, Modelling the friction induced behaviour of a compliant guidewire in a guiding tube, UT-WA.

[16]  2011         Sytze Spijksma, Analysis and MIMO control of a 6 DOFs parallel kinematic precision manipulator, UT-WA.      

[15]  2010         Jan Willem van Dijk, Modeling and validation of a MEMS-based thermal position sensor, UT-WA. Cum Laude.

[14]  2010         Rick Hoitzing, Kinematic and dynamic modeling for the conceptual design of a 2-DOFs large stroke elastic positioning mechanism, UT-WA.                                                                                      

[13]  2010         Robert Alink, Modelling and design of an underactuated robotic finger, UT-WA.                                

[12]  2010         Richard Hogervorst, Design, Fabrication and Characterization of a MEMS Thermal Displacement Sensor, TUD- micro and nano engineering. Cum Laude.

[11]  2010 int       Giovanna Pulcini, Design of a miniaturized Joint Lock for an Underactuated Finger, Università di Bologna.

[10]  2010 int       Luciana Cicchitti, Design and Implementation of a variable stiffness actuator, Università di Bologna.  

[9]   2009         Maarten Arnolli,     Model developments for the nonlinear dynamic analysis of a flexible parallel guidance, UT-WA. Cum Laude.   

[8]   2009         Mark Reiling, Conceptual design of a silently operating compact 6 DOF manipulator, UT-CE.

[7]   2009         Alexander Otten, Design of an elastic mechanism for a MEMS based electrostatic actuator, UT-WA.        

[6]   2009         Johan Schabbink (Control Engineering)

[5]   2009         Lars Kristiansen, Design and Qualification of a proof-of-principle for the optical sensing of a micro Coriolis mass flow meter, UT-WA.                                                                                               

[4]   2009         Martijn Huijts, Design, modelling and control of a parallel kinematic manipulator validated with experiments, UT-WA.                                                                                                     

[3]   2008         Jan Bennik, Mechatronic design of a humanoid head and neck, UT-WA.                                                

[2]   2006         Jurre Deijen, Modeling leaf springs in MEMS, UT-WA.                                                                    

[1]   2005         Matthias Kruizinga, Design of a sub nm stable large angle rotation stage for application in a TEM, UT-WA.    

       

*) served as co-advisor, with considerable and substantial contribution.

**) did considerable part of graduation project abroad.

int) international exchange student.

 

B.Sc. Students (supervised)

 

[4]   Present      Marijke Abma, BME

[3]   Present      Wessel Pot, Design and development of a test rig for flexure hinges characterization, ME

[2]   Present      Rick Poppe, Design and development of a test rig for flexure hinges characterization, ME

[1]   Present      Roland Guijs, Material characterization of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Specimens, ME

 

 

Miscellaneous

2016                 Mentor of first year mechanical engineering students

2016                 Intake meeting with new MSc students of department of Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces and Systems