Basic knowledge and advanced topics of control and automation engineering are taught in many interesting lectures as well as  in calculation and laboratory classes.



Academic and practical problems of control and automation engineering are studied wtihin the framework of several research projects and industrial cooperations.



Every two year the Styrian Workshop on Automatic Control takes place at Retzhof castle. Current topics of Control Engineering and Automation will be discussed with industry members and researchers.


Institute of Automation and Control

The Institute of Automation and Control is part of the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering at Graz University of Technology. Its teaching and research activities focus on the modeling of complex technical systems as well as the design and practical implementation of control algorithms for feedback control of relevant process parameters. The main research of the institute focuses among other areas on Sliding-Mode Control Concepts and Networked Control Systems.

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New Hardware for Automotive Test Bed

The valuable and long term support of the company KS Engineers enabled the setup of a test bed for automotive applications at the Institute of Automation and Control. The test bed is already in action in the course of various student projects studying and developing, for example, modern wheel slip controllers. The picture shows Robert Bauer (from KS Engineers) and Markus Reichhartinger (from the institute) celebrating a first operation of the test bed with the new hardware sponsored by KS Engineers.

Best Poster Awards at the European Biomass Conference

Two posters which were created in the framework of a cooperation with "BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH is a K1 Competence Centre" were awarded at the European Biomass Conference. The titles of the posters are

  • Evaluation of the Transient Behaviour of a Fixed-bed Biomass Gasifier for Demand-oriented Electricity Production
  • Long-term Validation of a new Modular Approach for CO - Lambda - Optimization

Best presentation award

Markus Tranninger was awarded for the best presentation at the 54. Regelungstechnisches Kolloquium, Boppard, Germany, 02/2020.

Retzhof 2019

In Septemper 2019 the 21. Styrian Workshop on Automatic Control took place at Retzhof Castle. Current topics of Control Engineering and Automation were presented by members of industry and universities. As social event of the workshop a guided tour through the ÖLM (Österreichisches Luftfahrtmuseum Graz-Thalerhof) was organized.

Contact information

Institute of Automation and Control
Graz University of Technology
Inffeldgasse 21/B
8010 Graz

Tel.: +43 (0) 316 / 873 - 7021
Fax: +43 (0) 316 / 873 - 7028