FWO doctoral researcher, OMAX project, PhD candidate
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building Z - Room ZW121
Pleinlaan , 2
Phone: +32 2 6292805
Fax: +32 2 6292865
Gunther Steenackers was born on january 18th 1977 in Vilvoorde, Belgium. He received the degree of electro-mechanical engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in July 2000. From 2000 to 2004 he worked as an industrial project engineer for the company “LMS International”, Interleuvenlaan 68, B-3001 Leuven.
In 2004 he rejoined VUB as a PhD student and started a doctoral thesis on the subject of experimental identification and optimisation of mechanical systems, making use of regressive finite element models.
In 2004 he participated to a measurement campaign on an cable-supported brigde in Cramona, Italy for the durance of 3 days within the framework of a research project in collaboration with the University of L’Aquila on the subject of identification of the modal parameters of cable bridge structures.