Manfred Morari was appointed head of the Department of Information
Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich in 2009.
He was head of the Automatic Control Laboratory from 1994 to 2008.
Before that he was the McCollum-Corcoran Professor of Chemical
Engineering and Executive Officer for Control and Dynamical
Systems at the California Institute of Technology. He obtained the
diploma from ETH Zurich and the Ph.D. from the University of
Minnesota, both in chemical engineering. His interests are
in hybrid systems and the control of biomedical systems. In
recognition of his research contributions he received numerous
awards, among them the Donald P. Eckman Award and the John
R. Ragazzini Award of the Automatic Control Council, the Allan
P. Colburn Award and the Professional Progress Award of the
AIChE, the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award of the ASEE,
Doctor Honoris Causa from Babes-Bolyai University, Fellow
of IEEE and IFAC, the IEEE Control Systems Field Award, and was elected
to the National Academy of Engineering (U.S.). Manfred Morari
has held appointments with Exxon and ICI plc and serves on the
technical advisory boards of several major corporations.