Dr Ir. Ing. Theo Ruijl (born 1967)
Theo Ruijl studied Mechanical Engineering in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) receiving his MSc in Tribology in 1994. Within the Mechatronics Department at Philips Research he made his Ph.D. on the design of an Ultra Precision CMM.
For more than 20 years he is active in de development of high-end mechatronic systems for all kind of precision application e.g. in the semi-conductor, scientific and medical industry.
Theo is a member of the Euspen Council, where he co-initiated in 2006 the Special Interest Group of Thermal Effects in Mechatronics Systems, and a member of the ASPE College of Fellows.
After working at FEI Electron Optics, the joined in 2010 Mi-Partners, a Dutch engineering company in Eindhoven, focusing on mechatronic development, where he holds the role of CTO. Since the beginning of joining Mi-Partners, he initiated the competence of passive damping with polymers. Several projects has be done successfully since then, showing that this technology can be used in high-end mechatronic applications in a systematic and predictable approach..
Theo teaches over 20 years several classes in the field of Mechatronics Systems Design: tutorials and technical courses at universities related to Dynamics & Control, Thermal, Metrology, and Damping with Polymers.