Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Peter Martin

Honorary Professor at TUM since 1983


Control Systems of Power Plants operating in a Network

Contact Details

Business Card at TUMonline


Following an internship in the turbine engineering department at Escher Wyss A.G., Zurich, Switzerland, in 1956 Professor Martin started studying mechanical engineering at the Technical University in Karlsruhe, Germany. After completing his studies he worked in the field of steam turbine engineering and power plants from 1960 to 2001, initially at MAN in Nuremberg, later at Alstom. As of 1964 Professor Martin headed the department responsible for automatic control and as of 1987 the power plant planning department. In 1967 he received his doctorate from the Technical University in Karlsruhe for his work on non-contact diaphragm glands. From 1977 to 2006 he had a teaching assignment in the Department of Energy Systems at TUM where he lectured on the control systems of power plants operating in a network. Professor Martin is the author of numerous publications, including several books.


    • Teaching assignment to lecture on the control systems of power plants operating in a network, TUM, Department of Energy Systems (1977-2006)
    • Head of the plants, systems and power plant planning business unit at MAN Nuremberg, Alstom Nuremberg (1987-2001)  
    • Head of the department responsible for steam turbine engineering control systems at MAN Nuremberg (1965-1985)
    • MAN contact engineer at Rateau-Schneider, turbine engineering, Paris  (1963-1965)


    • Recipient of the BWB recognition award, KKV Bildungswerk Bayern (1996)
    • Key note speaker at the Instrumentation and Control Systems Congress organized by South African electricity public utility Eskom (1990)
    • Recipient of the VGB Golden Needle of Honor (1983)