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Rolf Isermann

Rolf Isermann

Rolf Isermann

 

Professor at the Institute of Automatic Control and Mechatronics
Darmstadt University of Technology
Landgraf-Georg-Str. 4
64283 Darmstadt
Germany

E-mail: risermann@iat.tu-darmstadt.de
http://www.iat.tu-darmstadt.de

Rolf Isermann is Professor emeritus at the Darmstadt University of Technology and head of the Laboratory of Control Engineering and Process Automation at the Institute of Automatic Control. Current research concentrates on the fields of identification of nonlinear processes, digital control, adaptive control and model-based methods of process fault diagnosis with applications for electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic servo systems, combustion engines, automobiles and mechatronic systems. R. Isermann has published books on Modeling of Industrial Processes (1971), Process Identification (1971, 1974, 1988), Digital Control Systems (1977, 1981, 1987) in different languages, Adaptive Control Systems (1992) together with K.-H. Lachmann and D. Matko, Mechatronic Systems (1999, 2003, 2008), Fault Diagnosis Systems (1994, 2006), Fault Diagnosis Applications (2011), Identification of Dynamic Systems (2011) together with M. Münchhof, and Engine Modeling and Control (2014).

In 1979 he organized the 5th IFAC-Symposium on Identification and System Parameter Estimation in Darmstadt. For the 6th IFAC/IFIP-Conference on Digital Computer Applications to Process Control 1980 in Düsseldorf, he chaired the International Program Committee. He acted as Chairman of the International Program Committee for the 10th IFAC-World-Congress in Munich 1987. Furthermore he was Founder and Chairman of the 1st IFAC-Symposium SAFEPROCESS, Baden-Baden, 1991, and the 1st IFAC-Conference on Mechatronic Systems, held in Darmstadt, 2000.

1989 R. Isermann received the Dr. h.c. (honoris causa) from L'Université Libre de Bruxelles and 1996 from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest. In 1996 he was awarded by the VDE-Ehrenring from Verband der Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik and in 2007 he became Ehrenmitglied (honory member) of the VDI, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, both, the highest scientific awards of these engineering societies. In September 1998 he was invited as Russell Severance Springer Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. MIT Technology Review Magazine awarded him to the Top Ten of emerging Technologies (2003). In 2010 he received the Rufus Oldenburger Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for lifetime pioneering contributions, particularly to Mechatronic Systems.