Biomedical Computer Science and Mechatronics

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Institute of Automation and Control Engineering

The Institute of Automation and Control Engineering (IACE) was founded as an academic unit in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering in October 2009. Our scientists conduct research in the field of mechatronic systems and teach in the bachelor's and master's degree programs in mechatronics as well as in the bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering.


Mechatronic systems strongly rely on sophisticated automation and control-schemes that orchestrate the many components of the system through complex closed-loop and system-wide interaction. The goal of the Institute is to develop advanced methods for these demanding control tasks through fundamental and applied research in mechatronic system modeling, nonlinear and robust control, on-line monitoring and self-diagnosis and networked automation and control. In the context of this research, the IACE cooperates with companies and makes modern methods from advanced sciences applicable for the industry. more


The IACE is one of the core institutes for teaching students in the bachelor and master programs on mechatronics as well on the bachelor programm electrical engineering. With highest demands on itself and its students, the IACE offers education at highest level. Small teams, modern equipment and a variety of different experimental setups ensures motivation of the students and provides an exciting relation to practical experience. more


Besides existing collaborations (see research) we are always looking forward to new challenges in the fields of modeling, control and automation with partners from industry and science. If you are interested in collaboration, do not hesitate to contact Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Woittennek directly.