Seminar September 6

Precision Engineering in the last 40 years

Especially for the relations of the TU/e High Tech Systems Center and the Dutch Society for Precision Engineering we organised this seminar, free admission. This seminar is part of the DSPE Conference 2018.

Registration is required by filling in the registration form.


Location: Eindhoven University of Technology, Automotive lab (AES lab), TU/e Gemini-Noord. Please register at the reception.

Navigation Address: De Zaale, Eindhoven

Parking: P3, P4 and P6 on TU/e campus

Capacity: max. 70 participants



15.00Welcome and introduction
Ton Peijnenburg
Manager Systems Engineering at VDL Enabling Technologies Group (ETG) and Fellow TU/e High Tech Systems Center
Career thoughts and experiences in Precision Engineering
John S. Taylor – Consultant & Adjunct Professor University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

John is adjunct professor at the Center of Precision Metrology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for almost 4 years now. He worked for more than 32 years as precision engineer and group leader for Precision Systems and Manufacturing for the well-known Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was also optics group leader during the design, construction, and validation of the first full-field diffraction-limited EUV projection optics in support of chip makers.  He later became program leader over LLNL’s EUV and x-ray optics projects.  His technical roles also span early diamond turning development, optics fabrication, and fabricating targets for LLNL’s National Ignition Facility.  In 2014 he was President of the American Society for Precision Engineering. On September 6 John will give us an impression of his career and struggles in his impressive technical career of precision engineering.  He will include some philosophical thoughts on determinism and reflect on some advice to students and young employees.
High performance mechatronic systems design
Hans Vermeulen
Senior Architect EUV Optics System ASML, Part-time Professor TU/e, Chair in Mechatronic Systems Design, Control Systems Technology group, Mechanical Engineering department
17.30Networking & drinks
18.00End of seminar

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