Research interests

My research interests are in the field of mathematical systems and control theory. I have a broad interested in systems theory for nonlinear systems and large-scale interconnected systems, with particular emphasis on:

Modular analysis and design of interconnected systems using contract theory;
Nonlinear electrical circuits with memristive elements for neuromorphic computing;
Model order reduction;
Applications in intelligent transportation systems.


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.