Texas, April 24, 2012 – Juergen Hahn, associate professor in the
Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M
University, has been named policy committee chair of the
International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).
Hahn is the lone U.S. representative on the executive board of
IFAC – considered the chief organization for all process controls
professionals, regardless of which discipline in which they work.
The chair of the policy committee is an ex-officio member of the
As committee chair, Hahn will be largely responsible for
participating in the strategic planning process that IFAC has
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
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. In addition, he is
associate editor for “Automatica,” the flagship journal of
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.
IFAC seeks to promote the science and technology of control in
the broadest sense in all systems in both theory and application.
IFAC also is concerned with the impact of control technology on