Person

Dr.-Ing., University Professor

Dirk Abel

Head of the Institute

Photo of professor Dirk Abel
Institute of Automatic Control

Address

Building: 4814, Bauteil 3b

Room: 01.060.B

Campus-Boulevard 30

52074 Aachen

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 27501
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22296

Office Hours

by appointment
 

Curriculum Vitae

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel

born September 10, 1958, male, German

Position

Professor (C4), Institute Director

Marital status

married / one daughter, born 1999

Academic education with degree

1979 to 1983 Study of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, main focus on automation technology, Diploma

Scientific diplomas

1993 Habilitation at the Institute of Automatic Control at RWTH Aachen University
1987 Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) at the Institute of Automatic Control at RWTH Aachen University

Professional career from graduation

since 2001 University Professor and Head of the Institute of Automatic Control Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
1998 to 2001 Managing Director of DBT Automation GmbH, Lünen, a technology company of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen
1993 to 1998 1998 Employee of Hoechst AG, Engineering, Frankfurt am Main; among other tasks, Poject Manager for a new plastics production plant in Durban, South Africa
1987 to 1993 Chief Engineer at the Institute of Control Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
1983 to 1987 Research Assistant at the Institute of Automatic Control at the RWTH Aachen University

Additional offices and memberships

  • Member of acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering
  • Speaker DFG (National Science Foundation) Review Board Systems Engineering 407
  • until 2018: Chairman of GMA -VDI/VDE Society for Measurement and Automation Technology
  • Personal Tutor of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Friedrich Wilhelm Foundation of RWTH Aachen University
  • Chairman of the Examination Board Master's Degree Programme in Automation Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
  • until 2018: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of InnoZ - Innovation Centre for Mobility and Social Change
  • until 2018: Member of the Supervisory Board of KUKA AG
  • Member IEEE, VDI, VDE, IFAC
  • Reviewer for various conferences and journals, including IFAC, CEP, CST