Head of the Unit and Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Paolo Mercorelli

Biography by Prabook

Paolo Mercorelli received the M.S. degree (Laurea) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1998. In 1997, he was a Visiting Researcher for one year in the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He was awarded by the Marie Curie Actions research fellowship program sponsored by The European Commission in year 1998 which he spent in ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) Corporate Research, Heidelberg. The Marie Curie Actions research fellowship program is a set of mobility research grant schemes funding pre- and post-doctoral researchers in Europe as well as experienced researchers from all over the world. The Marie-Curie Fellowships are Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards, and are aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research and international collaborations. Thanks to this scholarship, from 1998 to 2001, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) Corporate Research, Heidelberg, Germany. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Senior Researcher with the Institute of Automation and Informatics, Wernigerode, Germany, where he was the Leader of the Control Group. From 2005 to 2011, he was an Associate Professor of Process Informatics with Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfsburg, Germany. In Wolfsburg, he was involved in various projects with the Volkswagen AG Research Center. In 2010 he received the call from the German University in Cairo (Egypt) for a Full Professorship (Chair) in Mechatronics which he declined. In 2011 he was a Visiting Professor at Villanova University, Philadelphia, USA, where he received the call for Professor of Dynamic Systems which he declined. Since 2012 he has been a Distinguished Full Professor (Chair) of Control and Drive Systems at the Institute of Product and Process Innovation, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany. Since 2018 he has obtained a Distinguished  International Visiting Professor Fellowship at the Institute of Automatic Control of Lodz University of Technology (Poland) and he is responsible for the course of „Modelling of Industrial Control Systems“ and for the course of „Modelling Methods of Analog Circuits“  at the Master in Automation and Robotics“.  Since 2018 he has obtained a Visiting Scientist Fellowship at the Czech Academy of Science of Prague (Czech Republic) with the Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA) working on the Project entitled „Complex Motion Modeling and Control for Robotic Systems„. Since 2109 he has been lecturer and Visiting Professor at the PhD School of the University of Miskolc and Craiova.

Research interests

His current research interests include mechatronics, signal processing, wavelets, model predictive control, sliding mode control, sensorless control, Kalman filter, camless control, knock control, lambda control, robotics


Rainer Meyer, Dipl.-Ing. Laboratory responsible
Simon Schmidt, M.S., Researcher, PhD. candidate
Benedikt Haus, M.S., Researcher, PhD. candidate
Manuel Schimmack, M.S., Associate Researcher, PhD. candidate
Florian Poeschke, M.S., Researcher, PhD. candidate
Yuxin Su, Dr., Researcher, PostDoc.
Chunhong Zeng, Dr., Researcher, PostDoc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lennart Schäfer, PhD. candidate.
René Sallier, Dr., Associate Researcher in cooperation with HTWK and Institute for Building Materials and Construction Process Simulation (Institut für Baustoffe und Bauverfahrenssimulation), Leipzig, (Germany).
Tanja Zwerger, M.S., Researcher, candidate PhD. Student in cooperation with Rolls Royce Friedrichshafen GmbH, Friedrichshafen, (Germany).

Current Master and Bachelor Students

Oliver Kruse; Carlotta Bogena; Jannis Dethmann; Jan Philip Rehbein

Former Students

Former PostDoc. Students

Prof. Dr. Carlos Fuhrhop: Professor for Control Systems, Austral University of Chile

Former PhD. Students

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Werner: Professor for Machines, Process Engineering and Maritime Technologies, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Ing. Alexandra Mironova, R&D Dow Chemical, Stade, Germany.

Former Master Students

Kai Lehman; René Sallier; Lorenz Chen; Nocolai Kubasiak; Falko Kuhnt; Philipp Hüger; Laila Butte; Duccio Doretti; Antonio Fabbrini; Kemo Hodzic; Benedikt Haus; Marcel Kaun; Leander Behre; Roman Krämer; Sergej Krawzow; Ivan Letica; Jan Thore Lassen; Jan Hendrick Röhl; Lennart Schäfer; Jörg Kunkelmoor

Former Bachelor Students

Daniel Straßberger; Kemo Hodzic; Benedikt Haus; Frederich Röttger; Susi Nguyen; Milan Maiwald;  Andrea Hand;  David McGaw; Cem Celik; Roman Krämer; Tobias Ferch; Dennis Kröger