Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Pleinlaan , 2
Phone: +32 2 6291309
Tom Verstraten was born in Ukkel, Belgium in 1989. He received the degree in Mechanical Engineering
at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in June 2012. After working for Aquasystems International for one
year, Tom returned to the VUB in October 2013 to pursue a PhD at the Robotics & Multibody Mechanics
Research Group. His research is funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).
Tomís research focuses on the study of energy losses in actuators and the development of energy efficient actuation concepts. His research interests include compliant actuators and continuously/infinitely variable transmissions (IVT/CVT).