IFAC award: Control Education Life Time Achievement

Our TC has been given permission to make a triennial award during the ACE event to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to control education. We welcome your recommendations now.
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A lifetime achievement award focuses on both the outstanding contributions and the impact of the awardee on the education and inspiration of students and colleagues, specifically with regard to topics closely related to control engineering.

The influence of the awardee on both national and international colleagues, learning and teaching projects and policies and their role in facilitating key change beyond her/his own institution have to be considered. The award may also focus on the technical work of the awardee in developing specific pedagogies and/or resources that have been widely adopted.

The award is presented by the TC9.4 chair at each IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education.


A nomination has to be made by a nominator who is responsible for the information provided about the candidate.  Self-nominations are not allowed.  

Nominations should include the core detail of the nominee, including a concise career history/c.v. and a brief summary of the evidence to be used explaining why this person is deserving of the award. This would then be supplemented with the detailed evidence and any supporting letters/references. Only nominations for which full nomination packages, including several reference letters, are received before the published deadline are taken into account.


Every individual involved in IFAC is eligible except the current TC Chair and Vice Chairs who are not eligible. Members of the TC Award Selection Committee cannot act as nominator, nominee or reference of the TC Award.

To be considered, nominations must be received by May 7, 2019.

All submissions should be sent via e-mail, ideally as a single PDF file containing all required information. The nominations are evaluated by the Selection Committee. The winner will be informed by the Selection Committee Chair prior to the Symposium.

Please submit nominations to by May 7th 2019 at the latest to:

Alberto Leva

Chair, Control Education Life Time Achievement IFAC TC Award Selection Committee

Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering,

Politecnico di Milano