Prof. Dr. Wim Desmet, KUL Supervisor
Wim Desmet obtained an M.Sc. degree (1992) and a Ph.D. degree (1998) in Mechanical Engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium. He is a Full Professor in dynamics and mechatronics at the KU Leuven Department of Mechanical Engineering, where he is currently the head of the Noise and Vibration Research group, which consists of 15 postdoctoral researchers and 70 Ph.D. candidates. His major research interests include vibro-acoustics, aero-acoustics, multibody dynamics, smart system dynamics, vehicle mechatronics, virtual prototyping techniques, noise control engineering, dynamics of lightweight materials, condition monitoring, uncertainty and variability in dynamics, green transportation, wind turbine dynamics, mechatronic simulation. His teaching activities include applied mechanics, mechanical vibrations, noise control engineering, vehicle dynamics and numerical prediction methods for vibro-acoustic design. He has published more than 150 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and over 460 papers in international conference proceedings. He is the promoter of 42 completed PhD dissertations so far. He is the organizer of the annual international ISAAC course on advanced numerical and experimental techniques in applied acoustics and he is member of the organizing committee of the biennial International ISMA Noise and Vibration Engineering Conference in Leuven, Belgium. He has been the promoter of over 70 research projects, including several bilateral industrial research contracts, as well as multiple national and international research projects, including the co-ordination of European projects. He has served as scientific committee member of over 40 international conferences, and has been invited for 7 plenary keynote lectures at international conferences.