Chair of Automatic Control external view

The Chair of Automatic Control of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is part of the Department Electrical Engineering (EEI) of the Faculty of Engineering.

Research activities at the Chair of Automatic Control focus on model and control design, analysis, and embedded optimization of dynamical systems ranging from nonlinear and infinite dimensional processes to discrete event and networked systems. Another expertise of the Chair of Automatic Control lies in transferring these advanced control and optimization concepts into practice by closely cooperating with industry, for instance from the automotive domain, robotics and process automation. The Chair of Automatic Control is responsible for the education in control engineering within several bachelor and master programs of the Faculty of Engineering.



We are pleased to welcome Thorben Südhoff as a new employee at the chair from October. Thorben will work on concepts for model-based control of particulate processes.

At the IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications 2022 (CCTA), our colleague Julian Dahlmann received the Outstanding Student Paper Award for his paper „Trajectory Optimization for Truck-Trailer Systems Based on Predictive Path-Following Control“. Congratulations to Julian!

At the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation 2022 (ICMA), our colleague Tim Goller received the Toshio Fukuda Best Paper Award in Mechatronics for his paper "Model Predictive Interaction Control based on a Path-Following Formulation". Congratulations to Tim!

The project "Formulation of dispersed systems via (melt) emulsification: Process design, in situ diagnostics and regulation" was approved as part of the DFG priority programme "Autonomous Processes in Particle Technology – Research and Testing of Concepts for Model-based Control of Particulate Proce...

After being awarded the "Ernst-Blickle-Studienpreis" in May, our employee Julia Kowalewski received another award for her outstanding master degree. The "Department EEI Master Award" was presented during the 45th "Tag der EEI" of our department on July 22, 2022. Congratulations!