Niels de Boer

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, also the Senior Programme Director of the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles – NTU (CETRAN).

Prior to joining NTU, has a long track record of delivering R&D projects in Industry. His experience includes work on automotive powertrain development in Delphi Singapore where was responsible for software development but 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 was responsible for research on electrical systems not only including the wind turbine drivetrain but also 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 the outputs of all research globally relating to Energy Technology meet business objectives. This included the development if certification requirements and certification assessment methodologies.

Research Interests

Niels’ current research interest are autonomous systems with a focus on autonomous vehicles, automotive electric drivetrains, high power converters and hardware-in-the-loop systems.