Institute of Automation and Control Engineering
The Institute of Automation and Control Engineering (IACE) was founded in October 2009 as an academic unit within the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. Our scientists conduct research in the field of mechatronic systems and teach on the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses in Mechatronics and the Bachelor's degree course in Electrical Engineering.
Mechatronic systems rely heavily on automation and control schemes that enable system components to work together robustly by means of complex closed control loops and cross-system interactions. The Institute's aim is to develop methods that meet these demanding control tasks. To this end, basic and application-oriented research is carried out in areas such as modeling of mechatronic systems, control and regulation of non-linear and distributed parametric systems, as well as parameter and system identification. As part of this research activity, the IACE cooperates with companies and makes modern methods from science available to industry.
The IACE is one of the core institutes for teaching students on the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses in mechatronics and the Bachelor's degree course in electrical engineering. With the highest standards for itself and its students, the IACE offers education at the highest level. Small teams, modern equipment and a large number of different experimental set-ups keep students motivated and ensure an exciting practical orientation.
In addition to existing collaborations (see Research ), we are always looking forward to new challenges in the areas of modeling, control and automation with partners from industry and science. If you are interested in a collaboration, please contact Prof. Dr. Frank Woittennek directly.