KOMPASS 2019 awarded to Simon Helling

Simon Helling made the first place in the KOMPASS-Award 2019 dedicated to innovative scientific work from Schleswig-Holstein in the maritime sector. Simon received the award for his master thesis addressing optimal path planning for autonomous ships using a flatness-based approach. The thesis was advised by Max Lutz and Prof. Thomas Meurer. Congratulations to Simon! 

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Prof. Meurer is Plenary Speaker at the 2019 IFAC-CPDE

Prof. Meurer is a Plenary Speaker at the 3rd IFAC/IEEE CSS Workshop on Control of Systems Governed by Partial Differential Equations (CPDE) which will take place May 20th to May 24th, 2019 in Oaxaca, Mexico. For further information please consult the CPDE 2019 website. 

Professor-Werner-Petersen-Award for Jan Reinhold

Congratulations to Jan Reinhold for receiving the 2018 Professor-Werner-Petersen-Award for the best Master Thesis. We are pround that members of our group have received this award twice in a row with Manuel Amersdorfer being the 2017 recipient. Jan's master thesis "Trajektorienplanung für den Transport von schwappenden Flüssigkeiten mittels eines 7-DOF Industrieroboters" was supervised by Manuel Amersdorfer  and Prof. Thomas Meurer.

Award ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Axel Schön

 

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Best Poster Award for Pascal Jerono at the 2018 Bundesalgenstammtisch

Congratulations to Pascal Jerono for winning the Best Poster Award at the 2018 Bundesalgenstammtisch in Karlsruhe. Our contribution was entitled "Prozessüberwachung und -optimierung für die Produktion von Astaxanthin mittels Haematococcus pluvialis" (Process monitoring and optimization for the production of Astaxanthin using Haematococcus pluvialis).

Pascal Jerono at the Bundesalgenstammtisch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor-Werner-Petersen-Award for Manuel Amersdorfer

Congratulations to Manuel Amersdorfer for receiving the 2018 Professor-Werner-Petersen-Award for the best Master Thesis. His master thesis entitled "Cartesian Impedance Control of a Mobile Robot Arm based on the Example of the KUKA youBot" was supervised by Philipp Rosenzweig and Prof. Thomas Meurer. 

Excerpt from the Kieler Nachrichten.

Source: Article from Kieler Nachrichten

Thomas Meurer new chair of VDI/GMA Technical Committee 1.40

In September 2016 Prof. Meurer has been elected as new chair of the Technical Committee 1.40 'Theoretical Methods of Closed-loop Control Engineering' of the VDI Society Measurement and Automatic Control (GMA). 

Further information about the activities of the committee can be found here (in German). 

Received Best Interactive Paper Prize at the IFAC World Congress 2017

We are very happy to announce that we have been awarded the IFAC Congress Best Interactive Paper Prize at the 2017 IFAC World Congress in Toulouse. Our contribution

Robust adaptive output-feedback tracking control for microalgae cultures by Alexander Schaum, Henning Weisbarth and Thomas Meurer

was thereby selected from 612 papers that were presented in the Interactive Paper category.

In the paper a feedforward-feedback control strategy for trajectory tracking of microalgae cultures is developed and experimentally evaluated. On the basis of the Droop model, an inversion-based feedforward control is determined which steers the biomass from given initial to final values in a finite, prescribed time. Model-free feedback control is employed for disturbance resiliance and improving the stability properties of the desired trajectory. The approach is evaluated using numerical simulations and experiments in a lab-scale photocatalytic reactor with Chlorella sorokiniana.

Remark

This project was partly supported by the Cluster of Excellence ”The Future Ocean”. The ”Future Ocean” is funded within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) on behalf of the German federal and state governments.

Keynote Paper at IFAC DYCOPS-CAB 2016

The paper "Pointwise innovation-based state observation of exothermic tubular reactors" co-authored by A. Schaum, J. Alvarez, T. Meurer, and J. Moreno has been selected as Keynote Paper for the IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems (DYCOPS-CAB) to be held in Trondheim (NO) from June 6-8, 2016.

Thomas Meurer awarded the Kardinal-Innitzer-Förderungspreis

Thomas Meurer has received this award for his habiliation thesis entitled "Contributions to Motion Planning and Tracking Control for Distributed-Parameter Systems in Single- and Higher-Dimensional Spatial Domains" completed at the Technical University Vienna. An extended version of this contribution is published with Springer-Verlag

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