The Faculty is organised in departments, clusters of principal investigators who together create mass and focus in research and education. The faculty Engineering Technology has five departments, who together are responsible for the corresponding research and education in the BSc, MSc, PDEng and PhD programmes.
Research at the interface of technological and medical sciences, aimed at improving rehabilitation of patients with sensory or motor disorders, resulting in their increased independence. The research will be focused in three themes, i.e. neural control of movement and posture, characterization of biological tissue behavior and the effect of (surgical) interventions, and development of methods to study human movement. The medical application areas of the research are rehabilitation, orthopedics and neurology.
Biomechanical Engineering (prof. dr. ir. H.F.J.M. Koopman)
Biomechanical Implants (prof. dr. ir. N.J.J. Verdonschot)
Biomechatronics and Rehabilitation Technology (prof. dr. ir. H. van der Kooij)
Design of Biomedical Products (prof. dr. ir. G.J. Verkerke)
Rehabilitation Medicine and Technology (prof. dr. J.S. Rietman)
Surgical Robotics (prof.dr. S. Misra)
Technology in Cardiac Surgery (prof.dr. J.G. Grandjean)
Engineering Organ Support Technologies (prof.dr.ing. J. Arens)
Related research institute: TechMed Centre
Research to acquire qualitative and quantitative knowledge on the life cycle of civil engineering systems and objects, with a particular focus on the initiative phase, the phase of conceptual or functional design, and the operation and maintenance phase, all in a societal and environmental context. Research concentrates on construction management and engineering (e.g. planning, development, procurement systems and construction engineering) transport studies (e.g. engineering, management and interaction of transport systems) and water engineering and management (physics of marine and fluvial systems and integrated water management).
Construction Process Integration and ICT (prof.dr.ir. A.M. Adriaanse)
Design, Engineering and Innovation Management (prof. dr. ir. J.I.M. Halman)
Market Dynamics (prof. dr. ir. A.G. Dorée)
Integrated Project Delivery (prof.dr.ir. L. Volker)
Modelling Water Management and Climate (prof.dr. J. Kwadijk)
Multidisciplinary Water Management (prof.dr.ir. Arjen Y. Hoekstra) in memoriam
Planning and Development (prof. dr. G.P.M.R. Dewulf)
Transport Engineering and Management (prof.dr.ir. E.C. van Berkum)
Transport Planning (prof.dr.ing. K.T. Geurs)
Water Engineering and Management, in particular Watersystems (prof.dr. S.J.M.H. Hulscher)
Climate Change impacts of Coastal Risk (prof.dr. R. Ranasinghe)
Persuasive Systems Modeling for Sustainability Science (prof.dr. A.A. Voinov)
Related research institutes: Digital Society Institute
Research on the understanding and improvement of design processes (and consequently also manufacturing processes). Focal points in this research field are the development of methods and tools for scenario-based, user-oriented product design against the background of the requirements and constraints of the entire product life cycle, and manufacturing facility and warehousing design. 'Integration' and 'synthesis' are important topics for design engineering research, the focus is on understanding and improving the design process irrespective of the product.
Human centred design (prof.dr.ir. M.C. van der Voort)
Integrated life cycle management (prof.dr. M.W. Groll)
Maintenance Engineering (prof.dr.ir. L.A.M. van Dongen)
Packaging Design and Management (prof.dr.ir. R. ten Klooster)
Product-Market Relations (prof.dr.ir. J. Henseler)
Design Engineering (prof.dr. I. Gibson)
Related research programme:
Develop the technology for future manufacturing processes and new products by a science based engineering approach focused on material behavior, system behavior and robust optimization. Manufacturing new products and/or developing new processes requires a profound scientific understanding of (functional) materials (e.g. elastomers, polymers, composites, metals, bio-materials) and their interactions throughout the complete life cycle: during design, production, use and after service life.
- Applied Mechanics & Data Analysis (AMDA) headed by prof.dr.-ing. B. Rosić
- Dynamics Based Maintenance (DBM) headed by Prof.dr.ir. T. Tinga
- Elastomer Technology and Engineering (ETE) headed by Prof.dr. A. Blume
- Laser Processing (LP) headed by Prof.dr.ir. G.R.B.E. Römer
- Mechanics of Polymeric Materials (MPM) headed by Prof.dr.ir. L.E. Govaert
- Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (NSM) headed by Prof.dr.ir. A.H. van den Boogaard
- Precision Engineering (PE) headed by Prof.dr.ir. D.M. Brouwer PDEng
- Production Technology (PT) headed by Prof.dr.ir. R. Akkerman
- Skin Tribology (ST) headed by Prof.dr.ir. E. van der Heide
- Surface Technology and Tribology (STT) headed by Prof.dr.ir. D.J. Schipper
- Tribology Based Maintenance (TBM) headed by Prof.dr.ir. P.M. Lugt
- Sustainable Elastomer Systems (SES) headed by Dr. W.K. Dierkes
Research in theoretical, numerical and experimental fluid dynamics, granular materials and thermal engineering, driven by applications in fields such as mechanical engineering, maritime engineering, aerospace engineering and process technology. Research themes are aero-acoustics, fluid mechanics of rotating flow machinery, multi-phase flows, transport phenomena, sustainable fuels, turbulent combustion and heat transfer.