Dr. Wouter Leibbrandt
Science and Operations Director, Embedded Systems Innovation
Wouter Leibbrandt is Science and Operations Director of Embedded Systems Innovation (ESI), an industry and academia sponsored research center hosted by TNO. ESI focusses on the development of novel methodologies, often model-based, for design and engineering of increasingly complex high-tech (embedded) systems. It does so in strong partnership and close collaboration with leading high-tech companies such as ASML, Philips, Thales, NXP, Océ, Thermo-Fisher and Nexperia as well as with leading academic groups in the Netherlands and across Europe. Themes are: digital twin, big data in high-tech systems, impact of AI and systems of systems.
Until early 2016 Wouter was with NXP Semiconductors for 10 years, where he managed the Advanced Applications Lab, investigating new application concepts around future advanced silicon products, driving secure connections for a smarter world. Before joining NXP, he was with Philips Research labs for 14 years, managing a variety of projects and departments. From 2004 to 2006 he lived and worked in China, at the Philips Research labs in Shanghai.
He serves in advisory roles to several academic departments and curricula and is on the steering board of the European ARTEMIS Industry Association. Wouter holds a PhD in physics from Utrecht University.