Mr Niels de Boer
Chief Operating Officer and
Senior Programme Director
Future Mobility Solutions (AVs & CETRAN)
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
Phone: (+65) 6908 1479
Office: CleanTech One #02-24
Niels de Boer joined NTU as a Senior Scientist in the Energy Research Institute (ERI@N). He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of ERI@N, and also the Senior Programme Director of the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles – NTU (CETRAN).
Prior to joining NTU, Niels has a long track record of delivering R&D projects in Industry. His experience includes work on automotive powertrain development in Delphi Singapore where he was responsible for software development and was also part of the global core team which developed processes to ensure software quality. Subsequently, he was responsible for automotive infotainment platform development and research in automotive infotainment systems in Siemens-VDO/Continental.
After working in the automotive field, Niels moved to a more research-based environment where he was responsible as R&D Director for the development of electrical drivetrains for Vestas and later, for research on electrical systems such as the wind turbine drivetrain and the wind farm and grid connectivity.
Prior to his current role, Niels was Technology Quality Manager at Lloyd’s Register where he was responsible for ensuring that the outputs of all research globally relating to Energy Technology meet business objectives. This included the development of certification requirements and certification assessment methodologies.
Niels’ current research interests are autonomous systems with a focus on autonomous vehicles, automotive electric drivetrains, high power converters and hardware-in-the-loop systems.