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Name Dr Guido Herrmann
Job title Reader in Control and Dynamics
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc/MSc (TU Berlin), PhD(Leic), CEng, SenMIEEE, FIET
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Keywords linear robust control
Pyragas’ method
sliding mode control
chemical process
anti-windup methods
Areas of expertise My research interests are in the area of nonlinear and linear robust control. Emphasis is given towards the development of novel theoretical methods which can be practically validated. A result of my MSc-thesis was a journal publication on an improved approach of Pyragas’ method for stabilization of unstable orbits in chaotic systems. During my PhD, I developed significant expertise in the area of sliding mode control and the theoretical investigation of discrete implementations of nonlinear continuous-time control systems.

Case studies have been carried out for a realistic 270 state nonlinear simulation of a chemical process. After my PhD, I developed novel servo-control methods at the A*Star Data-Storage Institute. I worked in collaboration with the University of Leicester on novel anti-windup methods which have been successfully applied to hard disk drive servo systems to allow for faster seek-settling time using secondary actuators in hard disk servos.