Control Engineering

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Control Engineering is both nationally and internationally known as the unit of high level teaching and application research. This results in publications and doctoral degrees, but also in active international researcher and student exchange.

Control Engineering takes care of teaching at the graduate level in

  • basics of control and instrumentation
  • modelling
  • simulation
  • optimisation
  • intelligent methods
  • applications in paper, metallurgical and biotechnical processes

Research Areas

Research is directed towards process modelling and control as well as industrial applications of artificial intelligence and advanced data analysis covering a large area from paper and metallurgical industries to biotechnology and also mineral processing and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Applications consist of:

  • soft sensors
  • advanced control, diagnostics and condition monitoring (lime kiln, pulp cooking, bleaching, TMP-refiner, paper machine, blast furnace, converter plant, continuous casting, solar power plant, waste water processes, bioprocesses, fluidised bed granulator)
  • wireless systems
  • modelling and control in energy production of different scales (bioenergy, hydrogen energy, solar energy, small-scale boilers and furnaces)