Research interests

My research interests include:

System theory for nonlinear systems and large-scale interconnected systems (including monotone systems, contraction analysis, compositional analysis)
Model reduction;
Applications in intelligent transportation systems, in particular on control and coordination of heavy-duty vehicle platoons.


Bart Besselink is assistant professor at the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Groningen. He received his M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in mechanical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 2008. In 2012, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from the same university for his thesis on model reduction techniques for nonlinear control systems. His Ph.D. research was supervised by Prof. Henk Nijmeijer and Prof. Nathan van de Wouw.

In September 2012, Bart was a short-time visiting researcher in the group of Prof. Jun-ichi Imura at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. Subsequently, and until July 2016, he was as a postdoctoral researcher at the ACCESS Linnaeus Centre and Department of Automatic Control at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. There, he worked with Prof. Karl Henrik Johansson and Prof. Henrik Sandberg on model order reduction techniques for large-scale networked systems and intelligent transportation systems.