Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Rolf Isermann

Control Systems and Process Automation

Head of Research Group Control Systems and Process Automation

Contact

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Professor emeritus at the Institute of Automatic Control and Mechatronics, Head of the Research Group for Control Engineering and Process Automation, Landgraf-Georg-Straße 4, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Education/Position
1957 – 1962 Dipl.-Ing. (Mechanical Engineering) University Stuttgart, Germany
1965 Dr.-Ing. University Stuttgart, Germany
1968 Habilitation (venia legendi) University Stuttgart, Germany
1972 Professor (associate) University Stuttgart, Germany
1977 Professor Technical University of Darmstadt
2006 – today Professor emeritus, Head of Research Group Control Systems and Process Automation Technical University of Darmstadt
Research and Publications (most important Books)
1971 Process Modeling
1971, 1974, 1987, 1992 Process Identification
1977, 1988, 1992 (German, English, Russian, Chinese) Digital Control Systems / Digitale Regelsysteme
1992 Adaptive Control Systems
(with K. Lachmann u. D. Matko)
1998, 2003, 2008 (German, English) Mechatronic Systems Link
2003 Model-based Control and
Diagnosis of Combustion Engines (ed.) Link
1994, 2006 Fault-Diagnosis Systems Link
2006 Vehicle Dynamics Control (ed.) Link
2010 Electronic Management of Powertrains (ed.) Link
2011 Identification of Dynamic Systems
(with M. Münchhof) Link
2011 Fault-Diagnosis Applications Link
2014 Engine Modeling and Control – Modeling and Electronic Management of Internal Combustion Engines Link
2017 Combustion Engine Diagnosis – Model-based Condition Monitoring of Gasoline and Diesel Engines and their Components Link
2022 Automotive Control – Modeling and Control of Vehicles Link
International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
Chair
Application Committee 1975 – 1978
Safeprocess Committee 1988 – 1993
Vicepresident
Executive Board 1996 – 1999
Technical Board 1999 – 2002
Council Member 2002 – 2008
VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik
Advisory Board Member, Deputy
Chairman of Advisory Board, Chairman Technical
Committees, Chairman of Coordination Committee
Chairman of about 8 national conferences
1973 – 2003
including:
VDI/VDE Committee and Conference (biennial)
AUTOREG
2002 – 2008
International Conferences with Chair
1979 IFAC Symposium Identification
1980 IFAC Conference Digital Computer Applications
1987 10th IFAC World Congress Munich
1991 1st IFAC Symposium SAFEPROCESS
2000 1st IFAC Conference on Mechatronic Systems
2002 – 2008 VDI/VDE AUTOREG, biennial
2005 Modellbildung, Simulation und Regelung von Kraftfahrzeugen, Haus der Technik, Darmstadt
2006 50th IFAC Anniversary Celebration Heidelberg
2007 – 2016 Chair of 25 iQPC Conferences on “Braking”, “Steering”, “Intelligent Tire Technology”, “Suspensions”, “Automotive Diagnostic Systems”, “Driver Assistance Systems”, “Turbocharging”, “Global Chassis Control”
2009 – 2011 Hybrid- und Elektroantriebe, VDI-Wissensforum, Frankfurt
2009, 2012, 2014 Elektronisches Management motorischer Fahrzeugantriebe, Haus der Technik, Frankfurt
2015 – 2017 ATZlive International Conference on Driver Assistance Systems
Awards
1989 Dr. h.c. University Libres Brussels
1996 Dr. h.c. Polytechnische Universität Bukarest
1996 VDE- Ehrenring (highest scientific award) VDE
1998 Russel Serverance Springer Professorship University of California, Berkeley
2002 IFAC Advisor President of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
2003 Top Ten Award Emerging Technologies (Mechatronics) MIT Technology Review
2007 VDI-Ehrenringmitglied (highest scientific award) VDI
2010 Rufus Oldenburger Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (highest scientific award of Automatic Control) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Mechatronics International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems
2019 Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Cross of Merit on the Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) Bundespräsident der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany)
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