Director of Mechanical Engineering masters programme and Board chairman of Engineering and Technology Institute of Groningen
Bayu Jayawardhana is currently the director of Mechanical Engineering masters programme and board chairman of Engineering and Technology Institute of Groningen in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen. His group focuses on two main research topics: mechatronics and nonlinear control systems theory. Applications of the aforementioned research lines can be found in areas as diverse as aerospace, automotive, chemical processes, biological systems, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and information technology. He is also the program leader of the digital twin programme, a national five-year research programme finance by the NWO TTW Perspectief (see also: https://www.digital-twin-research.nl ) where the integration of artificial intelligence techniques into model-based engineering methods are investigated with six Dutch universities and twelve multinational companies and research institution.
Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage currently more than 32,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and the top 100 universities in the world (see our ranking: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/profile/facts-and-figures/position-international-rankings, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is the largest faculty in the university which has eleven faculties. FSE harbours a kaleidoscope of disciplines and research strengths. The programmes in research and education range from nanomaterials and biomachinery to astronomy, from mathematics to pharmacy, from neurosciences to computer science, and from molecular and evolutionary biology to marine biology. Its researchers pursue fundamental key questions while collaborating with partners from industry, the medical world and other realms of society. Frontline research groups explore new fields such as synthetic biology and sustainable energy use.
Within FSE, the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG - https://www.rug.nl/research/enteg/) conducts engineering science research and covers a broad area of mechanical engineering, control engineering, materials engineering, and (bio)chemical engineering.