Manfred Morari

Distinguished Faculty Fellow
Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE)


Honors and Awards:  Morari's research is internationally recognized. The analysis techniques and software developed in his group are used in universities and industry throughout the world. He has received numerous awards, including the Eckman Award, Ragazzini Award and Bellman Control Heritage Award from the American Automatic Control Council; the Colburn Award, Professional Progress Award and CAST Division Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; the Control Systems Technical Field Award and the Bode Lecture Prize from IEEE. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AIChE and IFAC. In 1993 he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and in 2015 to the UK Royal Academy of Engineering. Manfred Morari served on the technical advisory boards of several major corporations.

Research Expertise: Model Predictive Control | Robust Control | Process Systems Engineering; Applications to Automotive | Power | Power Electronics | Biomedical and Chemical Process Systems

Manfred Morari was head of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich from 2009 to 2012 and head of the Automatic Control Laboratory from 1994 to 2008. Before that he was the McCollum-Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering and Executive Officer for Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. From 1977 to 1983 he was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin. Manfred's research interests include hybrid systems analysis and control, applications to automotive systems and power systems; applications of control in biomedical engineering, in particular anesthesia and rehabilitation engineering; active noise control; process control and process design; nonlinear dynamics, design and control of separation systems.

Diploma in Chemical Engineering - ETH Zurich
PhD - Chemical Engineering - University of Minnesota at Minneapolis

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