J. Hahn Named to IFAC Policy Committee

Photo of Juergen HahnJuergen Hahn, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named to the policy committee of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

IFAC, founded in 1957, is a multinational federation of National Member Organizations (NMOs), each one representing the engineering and scientific societies concerned with automatic control in its own country. The federation promotes the science and technology of control in the broadest sense in all systems - engineering, physical, biological, social or economic - in both theory and application. IFAC is also concerned with the impact of control technology on society.

At Texas A&M, Hahn conducts research that focuses on the development of new systems analysis techniques and their application in systems biology as well as for traditional chemical engineering processes. Applications of these techniques include sensitivity analysis of signal transduction pathways, image analysis techniques for fluorescence microscopy images, model reduction for controller design and experimental and sensor network design.

He is a recipient of the prestigious Computing and Systems Technology Outstanding Young Researcher Award and holder of the Ray Nesbitt Development Professorship II in Chemical Engineering. He also serves on the editorial board of the journal "Control Engineering Practice" and the "Journal of Process Control," the premier journal for process control research.

Hahn completed his undergraduate career at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, earned his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and joined Texas A&M the following year.

Hahn's three-year term will commence at the group's general assembly in Milan, Italy this summer.