Lehrstuhl für Mechatronik in Maschinenbau und Fahrzeugtechnik (MEC)

  • Power systems

    Design of predictive algorithms and real time emulation of demand side management and sector coupling to production and electromobility

  • Automotive

    Design of model based and data-driven control algorithms and environment perception for autonomous driving, battery management systems and advanced vehicle dynamics

  • Machine learning

    Giving computer the ability to learn from data and to act without being explicitly therefore programmed

  • Embedded systems

    Design of adaptive control algorithms for resilience and mixed-criticality in cyber physical systems

  • Control theory

    Mathematical design and analysis methodologies for control and optimization of dynamical systems

  • Robotics

    Design and implementation of advanced control algorithms for cooperative manipulation and mobile robotics

  • Process control

    Control in process engineering for targeted crystallization, granulation, powder compaction and carbonation

  • Systems biology

    Mathematical and AI based modeling of cancer genesis and migration at multi-scales comprising genomics, proteomics and cellular level


The research of our group is concerned with control and dynamical systems.

It is organized in three main pillars:

  • Hybrid systems and cyberphysics
  • Complex dynamical systems
  • Control and machine learning

The first central research goal is development of theoretical bases for a holistic approach to control systems in the cyber-physical domain, this invoking conceptual and technical interplay between control, communication, and information theories. In our group, we develop instances of this unifying theory by utilizing hybrid dynamical theory in its algebraic (scheduling) and symbolical (coding) formulations.

The second main pillar refers to dynamical systems, involving optimal control of partial differential equations and stochastic control with applications in chemical engineering and systems biology. We are interested in stability of various classes of nonlinear dynamical systems (impulsive differential equations, hybrid and switched systems, etc.) involving analytical and computer algebra methods. 

The third research subject concerns reinforcement learning, classification and generative algorithms with applications to autonomous and multi-agent systems.

In addition to control theory, we are engaged in modeling, analysis and algorithms design for dynamical systems in various scientific and engineering disciplines, including:

  • Cyberphysical systems: Time-critical embedded systems involving a tight interaction between control and communication systems
  • Autonomous and cooperative systems: Autonomous driving, mobile robots, and cooperative robot arms
  • Energy and demand-side management: Distributed active grids and management of load flexibility for facilitating stability of power supply systems
  • Smart logistics and production: Dynamic management of smart autonomous and cooperating machines and robots for increased and flexible productivity and supply  
  • Particles, populations and process control: Modeling, optimization and control of population dynamics in cancer, crystallization and granulation
  • Computational systems biology: Modeling, inference and analysis of signaling and controlling subcellular pathways.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Naim Bajcinca
Telefon: +49 631/205-3230
Telefax: +49 631/205-4201
Gebäude 42, Raum 262


Fr. Andrea Scheck
Telefon: +49 631/205-3229
Telefax: +49 631/205-4201
Gebäude 42, Raum 263


Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik
Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 42
Postfach 3049
67663 Kaiserslautern

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