Prof. Dr.-Ing.  Thomas Meurer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Meurer

  • Hertzstr. 16
    76187 Karlsruhe



05/2012 Habilitation (venia docendi) in the field of control engineering and control theory at the Technical
University of Vienna.
Habilitation Thesis: "Contributions to Motion Planning and Tracking Control for Distributed-
Parameter Systems in Single- and Higher-Dimensional Spatial Domains".
07/2005 Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.), University of Stuttgart.
Thesis: "Feedforward and Feedback Tracking Control of Diffusion-Convection-.
Reaction Systems using Summability Methods".
03/2001 Diploma in Process Engineering, University of Stuttgart
12/2000 M.Sc. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Professional career

02/2023-today W3 Professor of Digital Process Engineering for Sustainable Materials and Energy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
11/2017 Offered W3 professorship for Control and Automation of Production Processes at TU
11/2012-01/2023 W3-Professor for Automation and Control, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany
05/2012-today Lecturer, Vienna University of Technology
06/2007-11/2012 Senior Researcher, Institute of Automation and Control Engineering, Vienna University of Technology
10/2005-05/2007 Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Systems Theory and Control Engineering, Saarland University,
04/2001-09/2005 Research Assistant, Institute for System Dynamics and Control Engineering, University of

Awards and Prizes

2020 Control Engineering Practice Paper Prize Award 2020 (with T. Böhm) of the Journals of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
2018 Best Poster Award of the Bundesalgenstammtisch 2018, Karlsruhe (with P. Jerono, A. Schaum)
2017 IFAC Congress Best Interactive Paper Prize (with A. Schaum, H. Weisbarth), IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France
2017 Senior Member IEEE
2016 Keynote Paper (with co-authors A. Schaum, J. Alvarez, J. Moreno), IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems (DYCOPS-CAB), Trondheim, Norway
2012 Cardinal Innitzer Fellowship Award for outstanding achievements in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering, Cardinal Innitzer Study Fund, Vienna, Austria
2009 Eugen Hartmann Prize of the Society for Measurement and Automation Technology (GMA), Association of German Engineers (VDI)

Editorial activities

2018-present Associate Editor Journal "Mathematical Control and Related Fields"
2017-2022 Associate Editor Journal "IEEE Control Systems Letters"
2014-present Associate Editor Journal "Automatica"
2012-2017 Associate Editor, IEEE-CSS Conference Editorial Board
2017-2019 Associate Editor Journal "Control Engineering Practice

Involvement in the scientific system

2020-present DFG review board member for the subject area 407-01 Automation Engineering, Control Systems, Robotics, Mechatronics, Cyber Physical Systems
2019-2022 Chair of IEEE CSS Distributed Parameter Systems Technical Committee.
2017-2021 Chair of the Technical Committee 1.40 "System Theory and Control Engineering " of the Society for Measurement and Automation (GMA), Association of German Engineers (VDI)
2011-2017 Chair and initiator of the IFAC Technical Committee 2.6 Distributed Parameter Systems