Prof. Peter Kopacek

IPC Chair

em.o.Univ.Prof.DI.Dr.Dr.mult.h.c. Peter Kopacek

 

TU Wien

Education
Graduated from Vienna University of Technology in Automatic Control (1966) until 1985, Assistant Prof. at TU Wien. 1971 Cum-laude doctors degree in Control.

1986-1990 Full Professor for “Systems Engineering and Automation” at University of Linz, Austria. From 1990 – 2008 Head of the Institute for “Handling Devices and Robotics”,TU Wien; President of the Austrian Society for Systems Engineering and Automation  (SAT).
Since March 1985 Vice President and General Secretary of  IFAC/Austria and of ÖGART ( Austrian Society for Automation and Robotics) the Austrian IFAC NMO.
1988 – 1995 Scientific Supervisor of the Scientific Academy of Lower Austria.

He received three Doctor honoris causae degrees, is corresponding member of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Technical Sciences. , Member of IFAC, IFR, IEEE and received 2006 the “Engelberger Award” from the Industrial American Robotics Society.

Founder and Academic Program Director of the executive, postgraduate MSc Program “Engineering Management” at TU Wien.

Research Interests
Process and Manufacturing Automation (Robotics), Mechatronics, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Postgraduate Education.

Publications
6 Books and more than 300 scientific articles