Wim van der Hoek Award

The Wim van der Hoek Award is awarded to promote and stimulate precision mechanics and the design of mechanical structures. The award will be given to the best graduation work. The award is named after the emeritus professor Wim van der Hoek, who founded the unique Dutch method for design of precision machinery, at the Technical University of Eindhoven. (1962-1985).


 

Martin Kristelijn received the Wim van der Hoek Award 2018

 

Prize for communicative design talent

During the 18th edition of the Precision Fair, the Wim van der Hoek Award was presented under the auspices of the DSPE (Dutch Society for Precision Engineering). The prize went to Martin Kristelijn, who graduated from Eindhoven University of Technology on a well-elaborated and clearly presented design of a motion-compensation and load-transfer mechanism for application in the offshore industry.

 

"Seemingly easy"
Following a careful assessment, the Wim van der Hoek Award 2018 went to Martin Kristelijn, who studied Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. This spring he graduated with the design of a motion-compensation and load-transfer mechanism for application in the offshore industry (for payloads up to 1,000 metric tons). The panel of judges described his design as well elaborated and succinctly but clearly presented. "Martin Kristelijn correctly combined the relevant construction principles for his design and analysed the degrees of freedom in the right manner. He provides real insight with 'back of an envelope' calculations, step by step, so well that it becomes seemingly easy. He involves the reader in his reasoning and thus delivers excellent communication."

 

PRESSRELEASE Candidates Wim van der Hoek Award 2018

 

 

First Belgian winner of Dutch design engineering award in 2017

 

At the seventeenth edition of the Precision Fair, held on 15 and 16 November in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, DSPE (Dutch Society for Precision Engineering) presented the Wim van der Hoek Award, also known as the Constructors Award, to Sam Peerlinck (KU Leuven, Belgium).

 

Out of nine nominees, the jury selected Peerlinck as the winner of this design engineering award for his well-founded, very readable and wide-ranging model study of asymmetrically moving cilia (protuberances from biological cells) for fluid propulsion.

 

Sam Peerlinck has received the Wim van der Hoek Award 2017 certificate from DSPE board member Jos Gunsing.

 

Wim van der Hoek Award 2016              

  

Niels van Giessen won this Award during the Precision Fair November 17. Niels studied Mechanical Engineering at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda, the Netherlands. This summer, he graduated on the design of a robot arm, with special attention devoted to the contruction of the 'wrist'. The panel of judges designated his design as an excellent example of applying the well-known precision design principles and praised his clear formulation of the assignment and the conclusions. Which he substantiated with experiments and improvement suggestions, involving the cost price among other things. With his Bachelor project Niels van Giessen has laid the foundation for a new concept of a robot arm that can be deployed for handling purposes in production environments.

 

From the left: Wim van der Hoek, winner Niels van Giessen, Chairman jury Jos Gunsing (Maromotech), 

                                                                                                                        

From the left: Chairman jury Jos Gunsing (Maromotech), Wim van der Hoek, Hans Steijaert (VDL ETG), winner Niels van Giessen, Marc Vermeulen (ASML), Wouter Vogelenzang (VH Consult), Maurice Teuwen (Janssen Precision Engineering), Johan Vervoort (Vervos)

 

 

Winner of the Wim van der Hoek Award 2015 is Gihin Mok with his Master Thesis 'The design of a planar precision stage using cost effective optical mouse sensors':

 

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The 2015 Wim van der Hoek Award went to Gihin Mok, who studied mechanical engineering at Delft University of Technology. He worked on his dissertation project in the department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, specialising in mechatronic system design. His dissertation project concerned the use of inexpensive optical sensors for computer mice in the design of a planar precision stage. In the presence of the man after whom the award is named, it was presented by chair of the panel of judges and DSPE board member Jos Gunsing, lecturer in mechatronics at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda and technology innovator at MaromeTech in Nijmegen. The judges were impressed by the sheer scope of Gihin Mok's work. "Once again we have learned a lot as judges. He has adopted a systematic, multidisciplinary approach, from specifications to draft to elaboration to testing. We'd be happy to have him in our company!" Gihin Mok is now working as a process control technologist at Shell.

 

 

Gihin Mok, winner of the 2015 Wim van der Hoek Award, looks at the trophy, which was made by the Leidse instrumentmakers School, together with the man after whom the award is named. (Photo: Jan Pasman/Mikrocentrum)

 

 

 

2014  Marc Damen  TU/e  news
2013  Marc Janssens  TU/e  pdf
2012  Stefan Spanjer  UTwente  pdf(nl)  photo
2011  Alexander Mulder  TU Delft  pdf(nl) photo
2010  Tim Nai (TIN Yan Nai)  TU Delft  pdf 
2009  Raymondo Cau  TU/e  pdf
2008  Volkert van der Wijk  TU Delft  pdf
2007  Rob van Haendel  TU/e  
2006  Erik Manders  TU/e  

 

 

The jury in the Wim van der Hoek room at Janssen Precision Engineering in Maastricht:

 


Chairman Jos Gunsing (MaromeTech)
Johan Vervoort (Vervos)

Marc Vermeulen (ASML)

Maurice Teuwen (Janssen Precision Engineering)

Hans Steijaert (VDL ETG)

Wouter Vogelesang (VH Consult)