Robert Jacques, Fellow at ASML

Robert (Bob) Jacques

From designing self-tightening golf shoes to controlling EUV machines

"Being a Fellow doesn’t mean you stop learning – far from it. At ASML, you have limitless opportunities to learn, and that continues when you’re a Fellow.”

Robert Jacques is a control solutions expert who has made a contribution to many different industries, including developing self-tightening golf shoes and vibration-controlled skis. He was one of the first experts in designing the source control of dual-chamber DUV systems and has worked on many of the control algorithms that run on DUV and EUV light sources.

For ASML’s Cymer division, he continues to improve the control of EUV light sources in lithography systems, leading to more stable power output.

Get to know Robert
  • Joined Cymer in 2001, with ASML since 2013

  • Named a Fellow in 2014

  • Based in San Diego, United States

Key contributions

  • Control algorithms and modelling of DUV and EUV sources


Mechatronics, control algorithms


Holds 38 US patents across 37 ASML patent families