The Royal Holland Society of Sciences (KHMW) has appointed three RUG staff members as a new member. Jacqulien Scherpen, professor in Discrete Technologie en Productie Automatisering, is one of them.
Jacquelien Scherpen is professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Scientific director of ENTEG and chair of the Groningen Engineering Center (GEC). Scherpens research area covers order reduction methods for nonlinear control systems in order to make control design and implementation feasible for complex nonlinear systems. Furthermore, she studies the design of distributed and often nonlinear controllers for complex applications. Examples of such systems can be found in industry, robotics, micro systems, semi-conductors, energy systems, smart grids and space applications. Scherpen collaborates closely with industrial partners and several of her scientific findings are applied in the industry.
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Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities
The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities was established in 1752 by seven distinguished burghers of the city of Haarlem, in the then Republic of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, in order to promote science (in the broadest sense, including the ‘arts’). It is the oldest learned society in the country today and is constituted as a dual body comprising approximately 380 science promoters (known as directors) and about 480 scholars (known as members), drawn from the natural sciences, the humanities and the social sciences. Links with institutions outside the Netherlands are maintained - on a personal basis - by the appointment of foreign members, currently numbering about 40 persons.
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