IFAC Industry Committee

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The IFAC Industry Committee (IndCom)

Indcom aims to strengthen the engagement of industry and industry representatives in IFAC activities, enhance the value of IFAC to industry, help control research realize its full potential for industry impact and to ensure that research and education in academia is informed by industry perspectives

Starting from the 2017 World Congress in Toulouse (France), IFAC has established an Industry Committee (IndCom), reporting to the IFAC Council. The goals of the committee are to:

  • Strengthen the engagement of industry and industry representatives in IFAC activities
  • Enhance the value of IFAC to industry
  • Help control research realize its full potential for industry impact
  • Help research and education in academia be better informed by industry perspective

The committee currently numbers about 115 members, more than half of whom are affiliated with industry (most of the rest have had substantial industry experience over their careers). The Industry Committee welcomes additional members with significant industry experience. If you are interested please contact the IndCom chair, Kevin Brooks (Kevin.Brooks(at)apc-smart.com) or the chair of the IndCom Communications subcommittee, Bill Tubbs (bill.tubbs(at)me.com).

Executive Subcommittee

The Executive Subcommittee of the IFAC Industry Committee currently consists of 11 members.
Kevin Brooks
Kevin Brooks
(chair)
APC SMART/ Univ. of the Witwatersrand(ZA)
kevin.brooks(at)wits.ac.za
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Tariq Samad
Univ. of Minnesota (US)
tsamad(at)umn.edu
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Moncef Chioua
Polytechnique Montreal (CA)
moncef.chioua(at)polymtl.ca
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Stefano Di Cairano
Mitsubishi Electric (US) 
dicairano(at)ieee.org
Philippe Goupil
Philippe Goupil
Airbus (FR)
philippe.goupil(at)airbus.com
Steve Kahne
Steve Kahne
Retired (US)
s.kahne(at)ieee.org
Iven Mareels
Iven Mareels
Federation University (AU)
i.mareels (at) federation.edu.au
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Alisa Rupenyan
FHNW (CH)
ralisa(at)ethz.ch
Atanas Serbezov
Atanas Serbezov
Rose-HulmanInst. of Tech. (US)
serbezov(at)rose-hulman.edu
Alex van Delft
Alex van Delft
Consultant (NL)
alex(at)vandelft.it
Portrait photo of Bill Tubbs
Bill Tubbs
Consultant (CA)
bill.tubbs(at)me.com

Member Roster

Membership roster for the IFAC Industry Committee.
Name Details
Hans Aalto Email Address: Hansaalto852 (at) gmail.com
Country: FI
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 5.4
Affiliation: Take Control Oy
Industry Sector(s): Process industries (petroleum refining, petrochemicals, chemicals); natural gas transmission

Daniel Abramovitch Email Address: danny001 (at) pacbell.net
Country: US
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Agilent
Industry Sector(s): Mechatronic storage (optical and magnetic disk drives); high-performance instrumentation; atomic force microscopes; mass spectrometers

Sergey Abrashov Email Address: sergey.abrashov (at) conti-engineering.com
Country: FR
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Continental Engineering Services
Industry Sector(s): Automotive (Tier 1)

Lounis Adouane Email Address: lounis.adouane (at) hds.utc.fr
Country: FR
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 7.5
Affiliation: Université de Technologie de Compiègne
Industry Sector(s): Automotive (autonomous vehicles, hybrid-electric vehicles), defense (autonomous ground vehicles, cooperative air/land robots, swarm robots)

David Anisi Email Address: david.anisi (at) nmbu.no
Country: NO
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Norwegian Univ. of Life Sci.
Industry Sector(s): Robotics, Oil&Gas, Agriculture

Finn Ankersen Email Address: finn.ankersen (at) ieee.org
Country: NL
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 7.3
Affiliation: Consultant
Industry Sector(s): Aerospace; power generation and conversion

Aitor Arnaiz Email Address: aitor.arnaiz (at) tekniker.es
Country: ES
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 5.1
Affiliation: IK4 Tekniker
Industry Sector(s): process industries; manufacturing; renewable energy

Kazuya Asano Email Address: ka-asano (at) jfe-tec.co.jp
Country: JP
Type: Industry
Affiliation: JFE Techno-research Corporation 
Industry Sector(s): Metals (steel)
IFAC Role(s): WC2023 Ind Chair

Lidia Auret Email Address: lidia.auret (at) stonethree.com
Country: ZA
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Stone Three Digital
Industry Sector(s): Mineral processing (sensors, control, monitoring, process monitoring)

Tom Badgwell Email Address: tom.badgwell (at) gmail.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 6.1
Affiliation: Collaborative Systems Integration
Industry Sector(s): Oil and gas

Jayesh Barve Email Address: barve.jayesh (at) gmail.com
Country: IN
Type: Industry
Affiliation: GE
Industry Sector(s): Power generation, oil & gas, appliances, transportation, water management, cement, discrete manufacturing

Martin Bayliss Email Address: mtbayliss72 (at) gmail.com
Country: UK
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Callen Lenz Consulting

Abdessattar Ben Amor Email Address: mrdssrst (at) yahoo.fr
Country: TU
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Nat. Inst. of Appl. Sci. & Tech.

Abdelkrim Benchaib Email Address: Abdelkrim.BENCHAIB (at) supergrid-institute.com
Country: FR
Type: Industry
Affiliation: SuperGrid Institute
Industry Sector(s): Power systems

Neila Bhouri Email Address: neila.bhouri (at) ifsttar.fr
Country: FR
Type: Government
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 7.4
Affiliation: IFSTTAR
Industry Sector(s): 0

Rogier Blom Email Address: blom (at) ge.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Affiliation: GE
Industry Sector(s): Renewables; power generation; aviation; oil & gas; transportation; additive manufacturing; robotics

Nunzio Bonavita Email Address: nunzio.bonavita (at) it.abb.com
Country: IT
Type: Industry
Affiliation: ABB
Industry Sector(s): Technology ventures

Ali Borhan Email Address: hborhan (at) gmail.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Cummins
Industry Sector(s): Automotive (connected, electric, and fuel-cell vehicles; powertrains); freight operations

Scott Bortoff Email Address: bortoff (at) merl.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Mitsubishi Electric
Industry Sector(s): HVAC; buildings (elevators); factory automation (robotics); HVAC; aerospace (engines, power distribution)

Delphine Bresch-Pietri Email Address: delphine.bresch-pietri (at) mines-paristech.fr
Country: FR
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 2.6
Affiliation: Mines-Paristech
Industry Sector(s): 0

Kevin Brooks Email Address: kevin.brooks (at) wits.ac.za
Country: ZA
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 6.2
Affiliation: APC Smart
Industry Sector(s): oil refining; pulp and paper; mining, metals, minerals (MMM)
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm

John Burchell Email Address: burchell.john (at) gmail.com
Country: ZA
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Sibanye-Stillwater
Industry Sector(s): Mineral processing; mining

Leo Chiang Email Address: hchiang (at) dow.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Dow

Moncef Chioua Email Address: moncef.chioua (at) polymtl.ca
Country: CA
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Polytechnique Montreal
Industry Sector(s): Pulp and paper, oil and gas
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm

Loutjie Coetzee Email Address: loutjiec (at) mintek.co.za
Country: ZA
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Mintek

Francesco Corona Email Address: francesco.corona (at) aalto.fi
Country: FI
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 8.4
Affiliation: Aalto University
Industry Sector(s): Process industries; environmental (water treatment)

Robert David Email Address: r.david (at) technord.com
Country: BE
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Technord
Industry Sector(s): Food and beverage; pharma; cement; water distribution

Lane Desborough Email Address: ldesboro (at) gmail.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Nudge BG
Industry Sector(s): Biomedical; process industries

Stefano Di Cairano Email Address: dicairano (at) ieee.org
Country: US
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 2.4
Affiliation: Mitsubishi Electric
Industry Sector(s): Automotive; aerospace; industrial automation
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm

Mamadou Lamine Diagne Email Address: diagnm (at) rpi.edu
Country: US
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 1.2
Affiliation: UCSD

Japie Engelbrecht Email Address: jengelbr (at) sun.ac.za
Country: ZA
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Stellenbosch University
Industry Sector(s): Aerospace, UAVs

Lars Eriksson Email Address: lars.eriksson (at) liu.se
Country: SE
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Linkoping University
Industry Sector(s): Transportation and vehicle systems
IFAC Role(s): Chair CC7

Yongsoon Eun Email Address: yeun (at) dgist.ac.kr
Country: KR
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Daegu Gyeongbuk Inst. of Sci. & Tech.

Lorenzo Fagiano Email Address: lorenzo.fagiano (at) polimi.it
Country: IT
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Politecnico Milano
Industry Sector(s): Power systems (generation and transmission); industrial, manufacturing, and grid automation

Eduardo Gallestey Alvarez Email Address: eduardo.gallestey (at) honeywell.com
Country: CH
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Honeywell
Industry Sector(s): Power generation; process industries; mining and minerals processing; upstream oil & gas

Ankur Ganguli Email Address: ankur.ganguli (at) gm.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Affiliation: General Motors
Industry Sector(s): Automotive

Mario Garcia-Sanz Email Address: mario.garcia-sanz (at) hq.doe.gov
Country: US
Type: Government
Affiliation: Department of Energy
Industry Sector(s): Renewable energy

Rafael Gonzalez Martin Email Address: rgonzalezm (at) repsol.com
Country: ES
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Repsol
Industry Sector(s): Oil refining

Bhushan Gopaluni Email Address: bhushan.gopaluni (at) ubc.ca
Country: CA
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Univ. of British Columbia
Industry Sector(s): Forest products; oil & gas; chemicals; pharmaceuticals

Philippe Goupil Email Address: philippe.goupil (at) airbus.com
Country: FR
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Airbus
Industry Sector(s): Aerospace
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm

Benny Grosman Email Address: cerdlbg (at) gmail.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Medtronic
Industry Sector(s): Medical technology 

Carlos Guardiola Email Address: carguaga (at) mot.upv.es
Country: ES
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 7.1
Affiliation: Univ. Polit. Valencia
Industry Sector(s): Automotive

Oleg Gusekhin Email Address: ogusikhi (at) ford.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 5.2
Affiliation: Ford Motor Company
Industry Sector(s): Supply chain management, manufacturing, IoT, automotive, smart mobility

Christoforos Hadjicostis Email Address: chadjic (at) ucy.ac.cy
Country: CY
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 1.3
Affiliation: Univ. of Cyprus
Industry Sector(s): Social networks

Vahid Hassani Email Address: vahid.hassani (at) oslomet.no
Country: NO
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 7.2
Affiliation: OsloMet University
Industry Sector(s): Marine vehicles and platforms

Vladimir Havlena Email Address: Vladimir.Havlena (at) cvut.cz
Country: CZ
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Czech Technical University
Industry Sector(s): advanced localization, sensor fusion (GPS, inertial, odometry, video, Lidar etc.), advanced driver assistance systems, and collision avoidance for trams

Marcel Heertjes Email Address: Marcel.Heertjes (at) asml.com
Country: NL
Type: Industry
Affiliation: ASML
Industry Sector(s): Semiconductor processing; motion control

Gernot Herbst Email Address: gernot.herbst (at) fh-zwickau.de
Country: DE
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Zwickau Univ. of Applied Sci.
Industry Sector(s): Power electronics

Marija Ilic Email Address: ilic (at) mit.edu
Country: US
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 9.2
Affiliation: Mitsubishi Electric
Industry Sector(s): Power systems

Christoph Jansen Email Address: christoph.jansen (at) hs-flensburg.de
Country: DE
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 9.5
Affiliation: Flensburg Univ. of Applied Sci.
Industry Sector(s): Energy management; digital engineering and IT security

Qing-Shan Jia Email Address: jiaqs (at) tsinghua.edu.cn
Country: CN
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Tsinghua University
Industry Sector(s): Buildings; power systems
IFAC Role(s): TC 9.3

Thomas Jones Email Address: jones (at) s-plane.com
Country: ZA
Type: Industry
Affiliation: S-Plane Automation
Industry Sector(s): Aerospace (specifically aero)
IFAC Role(s):  TC7.3

Ulrich Jumar Email Address: ulrich.jumar (at) ifak.eu
Country: DE
Type: Industry
Affiliation: IFAK
Industry Sector(s): Electrical and electronics manufacturing; automation industry

Esko Juuso Email Address: esko.juuso (at) oulu.fi
Country: FI
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Univ. of Oulu
Industry Sector(s): Process industries (forest, steel, mining); energy systems; biomedical; buildings; machines; water treatment

Steve Kahne Email Address: s.kahne (at) ieee.org
Country: US
Type: Other/retired
Affiliation: [retired]
Industry Sector(s): Aircraft systems
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm, IFAC Advisor

Manabu Kano Email Address: manabu (at) human.sys.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Country: JP
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Kyoto Univ
Industry Sector(s): Process industries (chemical, pharmaceutical, steel, semiconductor); medical/healthcare
IFAC Role(s): WC2023 Ind Cochair

Jay Katupitiya Email Address: j.katupitiya (at) unsw.edu.au
Country: AU
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 8.1
Affiliation: Univ. of New South Wales
Industry Sector(s): Agriculture; mining; road construction

Dejan Kihas Email Address: kihas (at) ieee.org
Country: CA
Type: Industry
Affiliation: 1) Engineering Consulting 2) BCIT - Instructor / Faculty / Electrical Engineering and Technology
Industry Sector(s): Automotive; process industries; agriculture; heavy machinery;

Hiroshi Kitada Email Address: kitada.bx8.hiroshi (at) jp.nipponsteel.com
Country: JP
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Nippon Steel

Heikki Koivo Email Address: Heikki.Koivo (at) aalto.fi
Country: FI
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Aalto University
Industry Sector(s): Process industries (pulp and paper, mining, mineral processing); renewable energy; mechatronics

Arthur Kordon Email Address: arthur (at) kordon-consulting.com
Country: BU
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Kordon Consulting LLC
Industry Sector(s): Process industries

Zdzisław  Kowalczuk Email Address: kova (at) pg.gda.pl
Country: PL
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Gdansk Univ. of Technology
Industry Sector(s): Process industries; automotive; aircraft; maritime industries

Michael Lees Email Address: Michael.Lees (at) cub.com.au
Country: AU
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Carlton & United Breweries
Industry Sector(s): Process industries (food and beverage)

Lihua Li Email Address: lihua.li (at) gm.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Affiliation: General Motors
Industry Sector(s): Automotive; powertrains

Robert Mahoney Email Address: robert.mahony (at) anu.edu.au
Country: AU
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 2.3
Affiliation: Australian National University
Industry Sector(s): UAVs

Chris Manzie Email Address: manziec (at) unimelb.edu.au
Country: AU
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Univ. of Melbourne
Industry Sector(s): Automotive; aerospace; mechatronics; transportation; energy systems

Andres Marcos Email Address: andres.marcos (at) tasc-group.com
Country: UK
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Tech. for Aerospace Control
Industry Sector(s): Aerospace 

Iven Mareels Email Address: i.mareels (at) federation.edu.au
Country: AU
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Federation University Australia
Industry Sector(s): Healthcare; financial services; energy; buildings; process industries
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm

Silvia Mastellone Email Address: silvia.mastellone (at) fhnw.ch
Country: CH
Type: Academia
Affiliation: FHNW
Industry Sector(s): Power and energy

Jérôme Mendes Email Address: jerome.mendes (at) uc.pt
Country: PT
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Universidade de Coimbra
Industry Sector(s): Process industry, Manufacturing

Jonathan Meyer Email Address: EwaldJonathan.Meye (at) pfizer.com
Country: BE
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Pfizer
Industry Sector(s): Pharma; mining

Ge Ming Email Address: ming.ge (at) ktcontrol.com
Country: CN
Type: Industry
Affiliation: KT Control
Industry Sector(s): Process industries

Marysia Nowacka Email Address: mariasnowacka (at) gmail.com
Country: DK
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Alfa Laval
Industry Sector(s): Marine energy; powertrains; alternative energy sources; energy storage

Eduardo Nunez Email Address: eduarturo (at) rocketmail.com
Country: CA
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Molycop
Industry Sector(s): Mineral processing, mining, process control

Peter Odgaard Email Address: odgaard (at) ieee.org
Country: DK
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 6.4
Affiliation: Goldwind Energy
Industry Sector(s): Wind energy; fossil-fired power plants; power grid; consumer electronics

Bhagyesh Patil Email Address: patilbhagyesh (at) johndeere.com
Country: IN
Type: Industry
Affiliation: John Deere
Industry Sector(s): Autonomous Off-highway Vehicle Planning & Control, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research

Jaroslav Pekar Email Address: jaroslav.pekar (at) garrettmotion.com
Country: CZ
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Garrett
Industry Sector(s): Automotive

Carlos Pereira Email Address: cpereira (at) ece.ufrgs.br
Country: BR
Type: Academia
Affiliation: UFRGS
Industry Sector(s): Process industries; buildings
IFAC Role(s): TB VC

Stefano Pickl Email Address: stefan.pickl (at) unibw.de
Country: DE
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 6.3
Affiliation: Univ. Bundeswehr Munchen
Industry Sector(s): 0

Gilberto Pin Email Address: pingilbert (at) gmail.com
Country: IT
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Electrolux

Paul Puleston Email Address: puleston (at) ing.unlp.edu.ar
Country: AR
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Univ. Nacional de La Plata
Industry Sector(s): Renewable energy; fuel cells; hybrid energy systems

O. Lucia Quintero Montoya Email Address: oquinte1 (at) eafit.edu.co
Country: CO
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Univ. EAFIT
Industry Sector(s): Oil & gas

Mirco Rampazzo Email Address: mirco.rampazzo (at) unipd.it
Country: IT
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Univ. Padova
Industry Sector(s): Buildings; HVAC; Refrigeration; Appliances

Russ Rhinehart Email Address: rrr (at) okstate.edu
Country: US
Type: Other/retired
Affiliation: Oklahoma State University
Industry Sector(s): Process industries (chemicals and refining)

Daniel Rivera Email Address: daniel.rivera (at) asu.edu
Country: US
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Arizona State University
Industry Sector(s): Process industries; behavioral medicine; semiconductor manufacturing

Alisa Rupenyan Email Address: alisa.rupenyan (at) zhaw.ch
Country: CH
Type: Academia
Affiliation: ETH Zurich
Industry Sector(s): Manufacturing; robotics; technology transfer
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm

Tariq Samad Email Address: tsamad (at) umn.edu
Country: US
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Univ. of Minnesota
Industry Sector(s): Process industries, homes and buildings, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm

Ricardo Sanchez Pena Email Address: rsanchez (at) itba.edu.ar
Country: AR
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Buenos Aires Inst. of Tech.
Industry Sector(s): Biomedical; aerospace

Bran Selic Email Address: selic (at) acm.org
Country: CA
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Malina Software
Industry Sector(s): Automotive; subsea oil & gas; telecommunications; embedded software

Atanas Serbezov Email Address: serbezov (at) rose-hulman.edu
Country: US
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 9.4
Affiliation: Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech.
Industry Sector(s): Process industries (chemicals and pharmaceuticals)
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm

Hannes Seyrkammer Email Address: hannes.seyrkammer (at) voestalpine.com
Country: AT
Type: Industry
Affiliation: voestalpine Stahl

Pedro Sousa Email Address: pedro.sousa (at) oncontrol-tech.com
Country: PT
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Oncontrol Technologies

Industry Sector(s): Process industry; mining and cement; micro-algae production; energy

Greg Stewart Email Address: greg.stewart555 (at) gmail.com
Country: CA
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Geco Engineering
Industry Sector(s): Agriculture; automotive; process industries; papermaking; manufacturing; public health

Gian Antonio Susto Email Address: gianantonio.susto (at) gmail.com
Country: IT
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 3.2
Affiliation: Univ. Padova
Industry Sector(s): Semiconductor manufacturing; home appliances; oil & gas

Kenichi Tanaka Email Address: tanaka.kenichi (at) ah.mitsubishielectric.co.jp
Country: JP
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 4.5
Affiliation: Mitsubishi Electric
Industry Sector(s): Electrical equipment
IFAC Role(s): WC2023 Ind Cochair

Trygve Thomessen Email Address: trygve.thomessen (at) ppm.no
Country: NO
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 4.3
Affiliation: PPM Robotics
Industry Sector(s): Manufacturing; robotics

Thanh-Binh To Email Address: thanh-binh.to (at) volkswagen.de
Country: DE
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Volkswagen
Industry Sector(s): Automotive

Bill Tubbs Email Address: bill.tubbs (at) me.com
Country: CA
Type: Industry
Affiliation: B. Tubbs Associates Consulting
Industry Sector(s): Process industry, operational excellence
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm

Alexander Van Delft Email Address: alex (at) vandelft.it
Country: NL
Type: Industry
Affiliation: [Consultant]
Industry Sector(s): Process industry (chemicals)
IFAC Role(s): Exec Comm

Nikolai Vatanski Email Address: nikolai.vatanski (at) mogroup.com
Country: FI
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Metso Outotec
Industry Sector(s): Mineral processing; mining

Tomas Vyhlidal Email Address: Tomas.Vyhlidal (at) fs.cvut.cz
Country: CZ
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 2.2
Affiliation: Czech Tech University
Industry Sector(s): Steel industry

Zhe Wan Email Address: 12990534 (at) qq.com
Country: CN
Type: Government
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 9.1
Affiliation: China National Gold Group
Industry Sector(s): Finance and economics 

Yalin Wang Email Address: ylwang (at) csu.edu.cn
Country: CN
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Central South University
Industry Sector(s): Process industries (minerals, metals, oil refining)

Georg Weichhart Email Address: georg.weichhart (at) primetals.com
Country: AT
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 5.3
Affiliation: Primetals Technologies
Industry Sector(s): Metals and Steel Industry; Automation; Digital Transformation;
IFAC Role(s): TC 5.3 chair

Tobias Weissbach Email Address: t.weissbach (at) transnetbw.de
Country: DE
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 6.3
Affiliation: TransnetBW
Industry Sector(s): Power systems

Michael Weyrich Email Address: michael.weyrich (at) ias.uni-stuttgart.de
Country: DE
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 3.1
Affiliation: Univ. of Stuttgart
Industry Sector(s): Automotive; manufacturing

James Whidborne Email Address: j.f.whidborne (at) cranfield.ac.uk
Country: UK
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 2.1
Affiliation: Cranfield University
Industry Sector(s): Aerospace; oil and gas

Dennis Williams Email Address: Dennis.Williams (at) lyondellbasell.com
Country: US
Type: Industry
Affiliation: LyondellBasell
Industry Sector(s): Process industries

Takashi Yamaguchi Email Address: takashi.yt.yamaguchi (at) nts.ricoh.co.jp
Country: JP
Type: Industry
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 4.2
Affiliation: Ricoh
Industry Sector(s): Hard disk drives, printers, medical devices.
IFAC Role(s): WC2023 Ind Cochair

Insoon Yang Email Address: insoonyang (at) snu.ac.kr
Country: KR
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 1.4
Affiliation: Seoul National University
Industry Sector(s): 0

Inseok Yang Email Address: jewill (at) hanmail.net
Country: KR
Type: Industry
Affiliation: Korea Aerospace Industries

Xiaofeng Yuan Email Address: yuanxf (at) csu.edu.cn
Country: CN
Type: Academia
Affiliation: Central South University
Industry Sector(s): Manufacturing; petrochemicals; iron and steel

Kaiqiang Zhang Email Address: kaiqiang.zhang (at) ukaea.uk
Country: UK
Type: Government
Affiliation: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Industry Sector(s): Nuclear engineering (fusion energy, decommissioning); robotics (inspection, surveys, maintenance); mechatronics

Alf isaakson Email Address: alf.isaksson (at) se.abb.com
Country: SE
Type: Industry
Affiliation: ABB

Ronald van Nooyen Email Address: R.R.P.vanNooyen (at) tudelft.nl
Country: NL
Type: Academia
Industry Vice-chair for TC: 8.3
Affiliation: TU Delft
Industry Sector(s): Water management (irrigation, drainage, reservoir management, urban drainage, ground water management)

Task Forces

The Industry Committee uses Task Forces to execute its mandate.
The Impact of Automatic Control Research on Industrial Innovation: Enabling a Sustainable Future

The purpose of this taskforce is to structure and coordinate the next steps with this edited volume, which was published in December 2023 as part of the Wiley/IEEE press series on Control Systems Theory and Applications. The aim of the book is to contribute to closing the gap between theory and practice in this important (but often hidden and therefore undervalued) area of technology.

Control Concepts for Managerial Decision Making

This task force is exploring how control principles offers insights for decision makers in organizations. Among other objectives, we hope to develop materials that could be used to broaden the horizons of control engineers and scientists as well as for professional training.

Open Access Resources for Practitioner Education

This task force will develop a curated repository of free online resources for control practitioners who want to refresh on fundamentals, prepare for licensure examinations, or learn new skills.

Benchmarking for Industrial Control Practices

Benchmarks are a set of standards or references against which things may be compared. Many benchmarks have been developed by the controls community for various industrial control problems. This allows practical engineering problems to be resolved collectively and thus enables advanced control in industrial practices.

Communications and Metrics

This task force is responsible for managing the Industry Committee communications and performance metrics

Startups and Entrepreneurship

The aim of this task force is to encourage entrepreneurial activities in the control community, to foster exchange between experienced and budding entrepreneurs, and to bring together like-minded people.

Images

Images used in task force pages.

Achievements and Publications

Achievements of and reports, presentations and publications generated by the IFAC Industry Committee.

Archived Materials

Old content that is no longer current will be moved here.
Surveys

Surveys undertaken by the Industry Committee

Workstream A: Benchmarking industry participation in IFAC

Collect data on industry participation in IFAC and any other related data (e.g., from other organizations such as IEEE CSS). Analyze data, summarize findings, and develop hypotheses. Analysis by industry sector, geography, and other factors would be useful. [Chair: Serge Boverie]

Workstream B: Industry engagement models in different geographies and sectors

There seems to be considerable variation in industry engagement in difference countries/regions and different sectors. This workstream will collect information on industry-engagement models (e.g., government co-funding programs, industry consortia) and attempt to identify best practices that other regions/sectors can learn from. [Chair: Kazuya Asano]

Workstream C: “Voice of industry”

Gather industry viewpoints on what issues they see with leveraging IFAC activities and academic research. These will probably also be specific to sectors, and perhaps to geographies as well. [Chair: Alex van Delft]

Workstream D: Enhancing industry participation in IFAC

Scope: Recommend changes to conferences, journals, and committees that are likely to increase industry participation and make IFAC more relevant to industry. Other mechanisms could also be looked at (e.g., start a webinar series?). The recommendations should be informed by outputs from the above workstreams. Workstream Chair: Roger Goodall

Workstream E: IFAC Constitution amendment for the Industry Committee

IFAC Constitution amendment for the Industry Committee (Tariq Samad, chair) – Formalize the notion of a permanent IFAC Industry Committee. Define a suitable structure and scope. Governance and leadership should also be defined. Propose changes to the constitution to this end. [Chair: Tariq Samad]

External Industry Outreach

An ongoing activity focused externally targeting industry-sector organizations related to control and to non-IFAC events and publications.

Reference Materials

Documents and links for reports, articles, etc. on industrial success stories for advanced control, perspective articles, interviews, etc.
The Impact of Control Technology (2011)

First edition of the Impact of Control Technology report, published by IEEE Control Systems Society. Includes 23 two-page flyers on "Success Stories" as well as discussions on the application of advanced control to application areas: aerospace, process industries, automotive, robotics, biological systems, and renewable energy and smart grids. Research challenges are also featured.

Identification and Control: The Gap Between Theory and Practice

Front matter from an edited volume published by Springer (2007). Editors are Ricardo S. Sánchez Peña, Joseba Quevedo Casín, and Vicenç Puig Cayuela. Includes preface, table of contents, and list of contributors. With thanks to Ricardo Sánchez Peña.

Industrial and Academic Experience in Aerospace Fault Detection and Diagnosis

This document is a report from an EU/IEEE-CSS workshop organized under the auspices of the EU FP7 project "Advanced Fault Diagnosis for Sustainable Flight Guidance and Control" (ADDSAFE). The reader's attention is drawn to Section 2.3 in particular, where industrial and academic perspectives are contrasted. This report provided courtesy of and with thanks to Andres Marcos.