Dr.-Ing. Johannes Köhler, former IST-member, has been awarded the 2021 European Systems & Control PhD Thesis Award for his dissertation "Analysis and design of MPC frameworks for dynamic operation of nonlinear constrained systems", written under the supervision of Prof. Frank Allgöwer at the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control.
The award has been conferred at the annual European Control Conference 2022 that took place in London. The EECI PhD Award is granted annually in recognition of the best PhD thesis in Europe in the field of Systems & Control. It is the fourth time that the award goes to one of the former PhD students supervised by Prof. Frank Allgöwer. It makes the University of Stuttgart the only research institution that has received this award more than twice.
Every year, the University of Stuttgart awards prizes for the best publications from each of the ten faculties. This year the winning publication of the Faculty 7 is the journal paper "Robust and optimal predictive control of the COVID-19 outbreak" by Johannes Köhler, Lukas Schwenkel, Anne Koch, Julian Berberich, Patricia Pauli and Frank Allgöwer.