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Jan van Deventer
Jan van Deventer

Jan van Deventer

Associate Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Cyber-Physical Systems
Embedded Intelligent Systems LAB
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
+46 (0)920 493316
A2305 Luleå


Jan van Deventer has two major interests

- Systems Engineering as exemplified through his work in automotive systems and energy systems.

- Complex project management as exemplified by his previous leadership role in CASTT and in EISLAB.

Current roles

Jan van Deventer is a lecturer at Luleå University of Technology and teaches courses in measurement systems and automotive systems.

Academic background

Jan van Deventer received his B.S. degree in Physics from Hope College, Holland, MI in 1987 and his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI in 1989. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2001 from Luleå University of Technology.

DTM Alfa Romeo 155

Industrial background

Between his M.Sc. and his Ph.D., Jan van Deventer worked in the automotive industry for Kelsey-Hayes (now ZF-TRW) developing safety systems in the U.S., Europe and Japan. He came to Norhern Sweden to develop anti-lock braking systems in the 1990's. This combination of industrial and academic experiences enables him to bring together vehicle testing and academic research. The upshot of which is that Dr. van Deventer is involved in the research center CASTT.


Dr. van Deventer’s main research interest are ultrasonic flow meters and more specifically ultrasonic mass flow meters by incorporating ultrasonic densitometers into the ultrasonic probes of the transit time flow meters. These have application in district heating and the research conducted by his PhD students are sponsored by is the District Heating Association of Sweden.

Publications and citations

Formula SAE 2005


Dr. van Deventer has taught measurement technologies, for several years. He currently teaches electronic systems for automotive applications and supervises the final project course in electronics for master’s students. This has resulted in him leading Luleå University of Technology to win consecutively the “most innovative electronic” prize at the international Formula Student competition of the Formula SAE.

Sweden in the world

Personal background

Dr. van Deventer is a Dutch citizen with Afghan, Danish and Dutch origins and a Mongol middle name. He was born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco before continuing his education in Aix-en-Provence, France. He finished High School at a boarding school on Long Island, New York.


Conference paper

Cloud-based Collaborative Learning (CCL) for the Automated Condition Monitoring of Wind Farms (2022)

Javed. S, Javed. S, van Deventer. J, Sandin. F, Delsing. J, Liwicki. M, et al.
Paper presented at : 5th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS), Coventry, United Kingdom, May 24-26, 2022
Conference paper

An Engineering Process model for managing a digitalised life-cycle of products in the Industry 4.0 (2020)

Urgese. G, Azzoni. P, van Deventer. J, Delsing. J, Macii. E
Part of: Proceedings of IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium 2020, Management in the Age of Softwarization and Artificial Intelligence, IEEE, 2020
Article in journal

A haptic navigation aid for individuals with visual impairments (2019)

Indoor and outdoor feasibility evaluations of the LaserNavigator
Röijezon. U, Prellwitz. M, Ahlmark. D, van Deventer. J, Nikolakopoulos. G, Hyyppä. K
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, Vol. 113, nr. 2, s. 194-201
Conference paper

An AAA Solution for Securing Industrial IoT Devices using Next Generation Access Control (2018)

Kolluru. K, Paniagua. C, van Deventer. J, Eliasson. J, Delsing. J, DeLong. R
Paper presented at : 1st IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, ICPS 2018, ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 15-18 May 2018
Conference paper

In-network Processing for Context-Aware SOA-based Manufacturing Systems (2017)

Derhamy. H, Eliasson. J, Delsing. J, van Deventer. J
Part of: Proceedings IECON 2017, 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, s. 3460-3465, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017