Carsten W. Scherer earned the Ph.D. degree in
mathematics from the University of Würzburg
(Germany) in 1991. After six months of research
at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands),
the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and
Washington University (St. Louis) respectively,
Dr. Scherer joined Delft University of Technology
(The Netherlands) in 1993 where he held positions
as an assistant and associate professor. In fall
1999 he spent a three months sabbatical as a
visiting professor at the Automatic Control
Laboratory of ETH Zurich. From December 2001 until Feburary 2010
he was a full professor within the
Delft Center for Systems and Control
at Delft University of Technology.
Since March 2010 he holds the
SRC SimTech Chair
Mathematical Systems Theory
His main research interests cover various topics in applying optimization techniques for developing new advanced controller design algorithms and their application to mechatronics and aerospace systems.
Dr. Scherer acted as the chair of the IFAC technical committee on Robust Control (2002-2008), and he has served as an associated editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1997-1999), Automatica (2000-2006) and is currently active on the editorial board of the European Journal of Control.