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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.






Senior Lecturers

Research Assistants

Technical staff

Patrick Kaiser

IT Security Officer

Roland Kießling

Technical employee

Johannes Schmitt

Technical employee (workshop foreman)

Open positions

Research Assistants

If you want to apply as a PhD student or Postdoc at the Chair of Automatic Control, please submit your application including cover letter, CV, certificates, recommendation letters etc. via email. Requirements are a master/diploma or Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, mechatronics or related studies.

Student Assistants

Open positions for students are listed here.


The Chair of Automatic Control was founded in 1966 with the appointment of Prof. Herbert Schlitt. After his retirement in 1997, the Chair was headed by Prof. Günter Roppenecker. In 2019, Prof. Knut Graichen was appointed to the Chair of Automatic Control.

More information on the current members of the Chair , open positions as well as public events/talks and contact information can be found on this side. For the research and teaching profile, please refer to the respective links.

Open Positions



Chair of Automatic Control

Cauerstraße 7
91058 Erlangen

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