Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Lohmann


Automatic Control

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Lohmann (*1960) conducts research in the fields of linear and non-linear control theory, in modelling and model reduction, and in control engineering applications in mechatronics, automotive and plant automation. In this context, distributed parameter and non-technical dynamic systems also come into focus, and methods of adaptive and predictive control as well as methods of artificial intelligence are applied.

After studying electrical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Professor Lohmann received his PhD there in 1991. During his subsequent industrial activity in the field of mail sorting machines at Siemens Electrocom in Constance, he held lectureships and acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 1994 in the field of system dynamics and control. From his last position as Head of Mechanical Development, he moved to the University of Bremen in 1997 as Professor of Control Engineering and Collegial Head of the Institute for Automation Technology. Since 2004, he has been a full professor at the chair of control engineering at TUM. In addition to 19 patents on mechatronics and plant control, he has published more than 250 publications and 12 books as an author or editor.


  • Various awards for excellent teaching awarded by the students of TUM (2005, 2006‚ 2008‚ 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017) and by the TUM Board of Management (2014 und 2017)
  • Various best paper awards at conferences and for journal publications

Unger A, Schimmack F, Lohmann B, Schwarz R: "Application of LQ-based semi-active suspension control in a vehicle". Control Engineering Practice. 2013; 21: 1841-1850. 


Fritsch O, De Monte P, Buhl M, Lohmann B: "Quasi-static feedback linearization for the translational dynamics of a quadrotor helicopter". Proceedings of the American Control Conference. Montreal, Canada. 2012.


Panzer H, Mohring J, Eid R, Lohmann B: "Parametric Model Order Reduction by Matrix Interpolation". at – Automatisierungstechnik. 2010; 58 (8): 475-484. 


Bürger S, Lohmann B, Merz M, Vogel-Heuser B, Hallmannsegger M: "Multi-objective optimization of hybrid electric vehicles considering fuel consumption and dynamic performance". IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference. Lille, France. 2010.


Salimbahrami B, Lohmann B: "Order Reduction of Large Scale Second Order Systems using Krylov Subspace Methods". Linear Algebra and its Application. 2006; 415 (2-3): 385-405.