Protected: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Joachim Deutscher

Protected: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Joachim Deutscher


since 04/2020
Full professor (W3 Professor o. L.) at the Institute for Measurement, Control and Microtechnology, Ulm University, Germany
2017 Professor (Außerplanmäßiger Professor) at the Chair of Automatic Control, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
2011 Associate professor (Privatdozent) at the Chair of Automatic Control, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
2010 Postdoctoral qualification (Dr.-Ing. habil.) in Control Theory, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Habilitation thesis: “The state space approach to the two-degree-of-freedom control of linear distributed-parameter systems”  [Link]
2003 Dissertation (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Doctoral thesis: “Flatness based control of multivariable systems using linear differential operator representations”  [Link]
1999 Diplom (Dipl.-Ing. Univ.) in Electrical Engineering, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Diploma thesis: “The parametric approach in the frequency domain”
1996 Diplom (Dipl.-Ing. (FH)) in Electrical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt-Aschaffenburg, Germany
Diploma thesis: “Adaptive control using a discrete-time PID controller”


Position at the Chair of Automatic Control

Head of the research group „Infinite-Dimensional Systems”


Research interests

  • Distributed-parameter systems: output regulation, backstepping approach and model-based fault diagnosis
  • Nonlinear systems: robotics, two-degrees-of-freedom control design and flatness-based methods


Selected invited talks

  • Störgrößenaufschaltung für heterodirektionale hyperbolische Systeme in minimaler Zeit
    Institute of Automatic Control and Control System Technology, JKU Linz, Austria, 2018
  • Backstepping für gekoppelte heterodirektionale hyperbolische ODE-PDE-ODE-Systeme
    Kolloquium “Theorie und Anwendung örtlich verteilter Systeme”, Institute of Automation and Control Engineering, UMIT, Hall in Tirol, Austria, 2018
  • Backstepping-based output regulation for linear 2×2 hyperbolic systems
    Chair of Applied Mathematics 2, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 2016
  • Backstepping-Entwurf flachheitsbasierter Folgeregler mit robuster asymptotischer Störkompensation
    Kolloquium zur Theorie und Praxis von Systemen mit verteilten Parametern, Chair of Systems Theory and Control Engineering, Saarland University, Germany, 2015
  • Direkter Entwurf endlich-dimensionaler Regler für lineare unendlich-dimensionale Systeme
    Chair of Applied Mathematics 2, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany,  2011
  • Output regulation for linear distributed-parameter systems using finite-dimensional dual observers
    7th Workshop on Control of Distributed Parameter Systems (CDPS), Wuppertal, Germany, 2011
  • Vollständige Modale Synthese endlich-dimensionaler Ausgangsrückführungen für lineare verteilt-parametrische Systeme
    Chair of Automatic Control, TU Munich, Germany, 2010
  • Führungs- und Störgrößenaufschaltung für lineare verteilt-parametrische Systeme
    Professur für Automatisierungs- und Regelungstechnik EIT 8.1, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany, 2009
  • Vollständige Modale Synthese linearer verteilt-parametrischer Systeme
    Control Systems and Mechatronics Laboratory, TU Darmstadt, Germany, 2007



2018 Outstanding Paper Award (with R. Kern, G. Gehring and M. Meißner) for the paper “Design and experimental validation of an output feedback controller for a pneumatic system with distributed parameters” at the ICCAS 2018
2017 Nomination as outstanding reviewer for Automatica
2014 at-Best Paper Award (with G. Roppenecker), rubric methods, for the paper „Robust asymptotic disturbance rejection using observer-based disturbance feedforward”
2011 at-Best Paper Award, rubric methods, for the paper „Design of dual disturbance observers for linear lumped- and distributed-parameter systems”
2011 Wolfgang-Finkelnburg-Award of the Universitätsbund Erlangen-Nürnberg e.V. for the habilitation thesis
2010 at-Best Paper Award (with Ch. Harkort), rubric methods, for the paper „Reference and disturbance feedforward controllers for linear distributed-parameter systems”
2006 Best-Poster-Award (with M. Bäuml) at the MATHMOD, Vienna, for the paper „A state space embedding approach to time descretization via an approximate normal form”
2004 Dissertation thesis award from the Staedtler-Stiftung, Nuremberg


Supervised dissertation thesis

2020 Simon Kerschbaum: Backstepping Control of Coupled Parabolic Systems with Varying Parameters
2018 Johannes Popp: Wirkungsgradoptimierung eines hybriden Einzylindergenerators mittels Optimalsteuerung und Extremum-Seeking-Control
2013 Christian Harkort: Early-lumping Based Controller Synthesis for Linear Infinite-Dimensional Systems
2012 Markus Bäuml: Analyse und Synthese nichtlinearer Regelungen mittels Sum-of-Squares-Programmierung
2009 Bernhard Müller: Two-step Trajectory Planning for Automatic Parking
2007 Felix Antritter: Tracking Controller Design for Nonlinear Dynamics using Differential Parameterizations



see publications of the research group „Infinite-Dimensional Systems” as well as Google Scholar or Research Gate



since 09/2018 Associate Editor for IFAC-journal Automatica


Membership in technical committees

  • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Link)
  • IFAC-TC 2.6 Distributed parameter systems (Link)
  • GMA-FA 1.40 „Systemtheorie und Regelungstechnik” (Link)
  • GMA-FA 1.30 „Modellbildung, Identifikation und Simulation in der Automatisierungstechnik” (Link)
  • GAMM-FA „Dynamik und Regelungstheorie” (Link)
  • VDI – Verband Deutscher Ingenieure (Link)
  • DHV – Deutscher Hochschulverband (Link)



  • Regelung nichtlinearer Systeme (SS, 2005 – )
  • Mehrgrößenzustandsregelung (WS, 2006 – )
  • Regelung verteilt-parametrischer Systeme (WS, 2011 – )
  • Seminar moderne Methoden der Regelungstechnik (WS, 2000 – )