Gert Witvoet is a dynamics and control specialist at TNO Technical Sciences. He received his MSc degree (cum laude) and PhD degree in mechanical engineering, with a control engineering specialization, from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2007 and 2011 respectively. His PhD research encompassed the application of control theory to nuclear fusion processes and instabilities. His current research interests include dynamical modeling and analysis, opto-mechatronic systems, control engineering and advanced control. He is also a part-time assistant professor on motion control for scientific instruments at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
In orbit demonstration plans for an optical satellite link between a CubeSat and a ground terminal at TNO