Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella

Prof. Dr.  Lino Guzzella

Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella

Inst. Dynam. Syst. u. Regelungst.

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8092 Zürich


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Curriculum Vitae

Lino Guzzella has been full professor of thermotronics since 1999 and, in addition, from August 2012 to December 2014 Rector of ETH Zurich and from January 2015 to December 2018 President of ETH Zurich.

He was born on October 13, 1957 in Zurich. After receiving his mechanical engineering diploma in 1981 and his doctoral degree in 1986 from ETH, he held several positions in industry (R&D team leader, Sulzer Brothers, Winterthur; R&D mechatronics department head, Hilti, Schaan) and academia (assistant and associate professor in the electrical engineering and mechanical engineering department at ETH; Honda Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University).

With his group he focuses in research on novel approaches in system dynamics and control of energy conversion systems. Control-oriented systems modeling, dynamic optimization and feedback control design methods are the main area of research. A particular emphasis is placed on the minimization of fuel consumption and pollutant emission of land vehicle propulsion systems. Among others he received the IEEE-MSC - Industry Award for Excellence in Translational Control Research, IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, the SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award and the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, the IMechE Thomas Hawksley Medal and Crompton Lancaster Medal, the Energy Globe Award and the Golden Owl 2011 for Excellence in Teaching.

Prof. Guzzella has published more than 100 research articles in peer refereed journals and conferences as well as two research textbooks (Introduction to Modeling and Control of IC Engine Systems, Springer Verlag, 2nd. Ed. 2010 and Vehicle Propulsion Systems - Modeling and Optimization, Springer Verlag, 3rd Ed. 2013). He has been a keynote speaker at many conferences worldwide.

Prof. Guzzella is a fellow of IFAC and a fellow of IEEE and a member of the Swiss academy of engineering sciences (SATW). Prof. Guzzella is member of several international and national research committees and has been member of the board of governors of IFAC and member of the Swiss CTI Committee on Engineering Sciences.

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