- Hybrid Control Systems
- Hierarchical Control
- Consensus-based Control
- Modelling and Control of Timed Event Graphs in a Dioid Framework
- Control of Crystallization Processes
- Control of Biomedical Systems
- Control of Microgrids
I studied "Technische Kybernetik"
(Engineering Cybernetics) at
Stuttgart University, Germany, and Control Systems at UMIST,
Manchester, UK. After receiving my Ph. D. (in Chemical Engineering) from
Stuttgart University, I spent two years as a postdoc in the Systems
Control Group at the University of Toronto, Canada, and was subsequently
awarded a DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Science
Foundation) fellowship to work towards my "habilitation"
. I finished my "habilitation"
in 1998. From then, I have headed a research group on systems and control theory at the Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme
in Magdeburg, Germany, where I was appointed External Scientific Member
(Auswärtiges wissenschaftliches Mitglied) in 2002. From September 2000
until February 2006, I held the chair of "Systems Theory in Engineering"
at the EE Department at Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg. Since
March 2006, I have held the chair of Control Systems ("Fachgebiet Regelungssysteme"
) at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin