Prof. Dr.-Ing. Knut Graichen


Department of Electrical-Electronic-Communication Engineering
Chair of Automatic Control (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Graichen)

Room: Room 03.029
Cauerstr. 7
91058 Erlangen


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since 04/2019 Full professor and head of the Chair of Automatic Control, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
08/2010-03/2019 Professor at the Institute for Measurement, Control and Microtechnology, University of Ulm
01/2008-07/2010 Postdoc at the Automation and Control Institute, Vienna Technical University, Austria
01/2007-12/2007 Postdoc at the Centre Automatique et Systèmes, MINES ParisTech, France
08/2002-12/2006 Research assistant at the Institute for System Dynamics, University of Stuttgart


10/1997 – 07/2002 Studies of Engineering Cybernetics, University of Stuttgart
10/2001 – 06/2002 Robert Bosch Corp., Research and Technology Center North America (RTC), Palo Alto (USA).

Awards & Appointments

  • Senior Member IEEE (since April 2020)
  • Appointment to the Professorship for Automatic Control, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2018
  • Science-Industry Cooperation Award 2017, University of Ulm
  • Appointment to the Professorship for Applied Computer Science and Automation, Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT), 2015
  • Best Paper Award of at-Automatisierungstechnik 2015 (2x) and 2010
  • Appointment to the Professorship for Measurement and Automation Technology, University of Ulm, 2009
  • Research Fellowship 2007, MINES ParisTech (France)
  • LEWA Award 2006, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Cybernetics, University of Stuttgart
  • Best Presentation Award, 40th Colloquium on Automatic Control, Boppard (22.-24. 2006)

Memberships & Scientific Activities

  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Control Engineering Practice
  • Head of Technical Committee „Foundations of Networked Systems“ (FA 1.50), German Association of Measurement and Automation Technology (GMA)
  • Member of Technical Committee “Optimal Control” (TC 2.4), International Federation on Automatic Control (IFAC)
  • Member of IEEE, VDE, VDI, GAMM
  • Member of organizing and technical committees of several international conferences
  • Reviewer for various international journals and conferences