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Control Engineering Practice Award

The Control Engineering Practice Award is given to one individual or one team to be selected from those nominated for significant contribution to the advancement of control practice. The primary criterion for selection will be for the application and implementation of innovative control concepts, methodology, and technology, for the planning, design, manufacture, and operation of control systems. Achievement and usefulness will be evidenced by the benefit to society and by the degree of acceptance by those who use control as a tool. The work on which the nomination is based must have been performed while the nominated individual or at least one member of the team was a resident of the USA. The award consists of a certificate and an honorarium. In the event that the winner is a team, each member of the team will receive a certificate and the honorarium will be divided equally among the team members.

George W. Meyer

Year: 
2005
Citation: 
For outstanding achievement in the development of feedback linearization and its application to aerospace systems

George Meyer received the degrees of B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., all in Electrical Engineering, and all from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been employed by the NASA Ames Research Center since 1963. His research focused on spacecraft attitude control, aircraft flight control, and currently, on air traffic control. The research is typically done in collaboration with several universities through university research grants. He received awards from NASA and IEEE for his contributions to the nonlinear control theory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Babatunde A. Ogunnaike

Year: 
2008
Citation: 
For pioneering the application and implementation of model predictive control, nonlinear state estimation, nonlinear control, and product control to polymer and granulation processes

Babatunde A. (“Tunde”) Ogunnaike received the B.Sc. degree (with First Class Honors) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, in 1976; the M.S. degree, in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1981; and the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering also from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981.

Edgar Bristol

Year: 
2003
Citation: 
For pioneering contributions to the relative gain array, pattern recognition, and adaptive control,and their innovative application to industrial process control

Edgar H. Bristol is a graduate of MIT and Beloit College in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. He career has spanned some forty years at the Foxboro Co., where he is now resisting retirement (http://homepage.mac.com/ebristol/). He has authored over 100 papers and has numerous patents in control, adaptive control, multivariable control, and control software. He has participated in a number of Process Control Standards efforts dating back to the beginning of the "Purdue Workshop".

Control Engineering Practice Award

The Control Engineering Practice Award is given to one individual or one team to be selected from those nominated for significant contribution to the advancement of control practice. The primary criterion for selection will be for the application and implementation of innovative control concepts, methodology, and technology, for the planning, design, manufacture, and operation of control systems. Achievement and usefulness will be evidenced by the benefit to society and by the degree of acceptance by those who use control as a tool.

Dagfinn Gangsaas

Year: 
2002
Citation: 
For pioneering contributions to the development and usage of highly-effective multivariable control design methods in the aerospace industry

Dagfinn Gangsaas earned the B.Sc. degree with Honors in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Glasgow in 1967 and the M.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from University of Washington in 1974. He is currently an independent consultant in aircraft flight control.

Joseph Z. Lu

Year: 
2010
Citation: 
For innovation in advanced control and optimization with sustained impact on the process industries

Joseph Zhuxin Lu received his B.Sc, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 1981, Beijing Institute of Technology in 1985, and University of Washington in 1990, respectively.  He joined Honeywell in 1990, held various research and development roles, and is currently Chief Scientist and Senior Fellow at Process Solutions business unit.

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