SEMINAR Precision Engineering in the last 40 years

6 September 2018

Especially for the relations of the TU/e High Tech Systems Center and the Dutch Society for Precision Engineering we organised this seminar, free admission. This seminar is part of the DSPE Conference 2018 September 4 – 5.


Location: Eindhoven University of Technology, Automotive lab (AES lab), TU/e Gemini-Noord. Please register at the reception.

Navigation Address: De Zaale, Eindhoven
Parking: P3, P4 and P6 on TU/e campus
Capacity: max. 70 participants








Provisional Program
14.30 Reception


15.00 Welcome and introduction John Taylor by Ton Peijnenburg, Manager Systems Engineering at VDL Enabling Technologies Group (ETG) and Fellow TU/e High Tech Systems Center


15.10 Career Thoughts and Experiences in Precision Engineering by John S. Taylor
Consultant & Adjunct Professor University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA


John is adjunct professor at the Center of Precision Metrology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for almost 4 years


He worked for more than 32 years as precision engineer and group leader for Precision Systems and Manufacturing for the well-known Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

He was also optics group leader during the design, construction, and validation of the first full-field diffraction-limited EUV projection optics in support of chip makers. He later became program leader over LLNL's EUV and x-ray optics projects. His technical roles also span early diamond turning development, optics fabrication, and fabricating targets for LLNL's National Ignition Facility.

In 2014 he was President of the American Society for Precision Engineering.

On September 6 John will give us an impression of his career and struggles in his impressive technical career of precision engineering. He will include some philosophical thoughts on determinism and reflect on some advice to students and young employees.


16.10  Break


16.30  High performance mechatronic systems design by Hans Vermeulen, 

Senior mechatronic architect EUV Optics System ASML, part-time professor Mechatronic Systems Design TU/e


17.30  Networking & Drinks
18.00  End


REGISTRATION is required.

We closed the online registration. There is still some space. Please send an mail to Annemarie via for registration.