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Mr.  Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Frank Allgöwer
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Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control
Pfaffenwaldring 9
70569 Stuttgart
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Monday, 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm and on appointment

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Frank Allgöwer is professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Stuttgart in Germany, director of the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control (IST) and director of the Stuttgart Research Centre for Systems Biology (SRCSB). He studied Engineering Cybernetics and Applied Mathematics in Stuttgart and at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) respectively and received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Stuttgart. Prior to his present appointment he held an assistant professorship in the electrical engineering department at ETH Zurich and visiting positions at Caltech, the NASA Ames Research Center, the DuPont Company, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Newcastle in Australia. Since 2012 Frank serves in addition as Vice-President of Germany’s most important research funding agency, the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Bonn, Germany.

Frank's main interests in research and teaching are in the area of systems and control with emphasis on the development of new methods for the analysis and control of nonlinear systems, networks of systems, optimization based control and data based control. His application interests span a wide range from chemical engineering via mechatronic systems to systems biology. He has published over 500 scientific articles on his research and received several recognitions including several best paper awards, an IFAC Fellowship, the IFAC Outstanding Service Award, the IEEE CSS Distinguished Member Award, the State Teaching Award of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, and the Leibniz Prize, which is the most prestigious award in science and engineering awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Frank served IFAC in many positions over the last two decades. Among others he was Editor for IFAC’s flagship journal Automatica for 13 years, chairman of the IFAC Technical Committee on Nonlinear Systems, Member of IFAC’s Policy Committee, Member of the IFAC Council and Chair of the Administration and Finance Committee. Since 2017 he is President of IFAC until the Berlin World Congress in 2020.

In addition to his activities within IFAC, Frank is also involved in other scientific and societal organizations. He served, for example, the IEEE Control Systems Society as Vice-president for Technical Activities in 2013/14, was repeatedly a member of IEEE CSS Board of Governors, and has been the chairman of the CSS International Affairs Committee for 2007-2013. In addition he has been a member of the council of the European Union Control Association (EUCA) and a member of the Board of Governors of the VDI/VDE Society for Measurement and Automatic Control. Frank has been organizer or co-organizer of more than a dozen international conferences.