J.L.G. Janssen was born in Boxmeer, The Netherlands, in 1982. He attended secondary school at Scholengemeenschap St. Ursula, Horn. He received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2006. The title of this work was “Design of Active Suspension using Electromagnetic Devices”. His graduation work was one of the thirteen nominees for the Mignot Graduation Prize 2006, which were selected from all TU/e graduation projects of that year.
In 2007 he started as a PhD student in the Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE) group at Eindhoven University of Technology where his research subject was electromagnetic vibration isolation. In this project he has modeled, designed and realized a high-performance vibration isolation system with permanent-magnet based gravity compensation. He is author or co-author of more than 12 journal publications, 25 conference publications, one book chapter and one patent application. In 2009 he received the award for best presentation by a young researcher at the 2009 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields (ISEF) in Arras, France. In 2011 he successfully defended his thesis named "Extended Analytical Charge Modeling for Permanent-Magnet Based Devices - Practical Application to the Interactions in a Vibration Isolation System". In this year he started working as technologist electromechanics at Royal Philips.
His technical interests include the modeling, design and implementation of electromagnetic actuators and drives, as well as related areas of expertise. Currently, he is employed as Technologist Electromechanics at Philips Innovation Services in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.