Prof Alexander Lanzon


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Prof. Alexander Lanzon holds the Chair in Control Engineering at the University of Manchester, is the Director of the Control, Dynamics and Robotics Laboratory and is Head of Division (Control, Communications and Signal Processing) within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Manchester. He also served as Deputy Research Director of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester between 2013 and 2015, and as Deputy Head of Division (Information Engineering) between 2015 and 2017.

Prior to joining the University of Manchester, Alexander held research and academic positions at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Australian National University, and industrial positions at ST-Microelectronics Ltd.Yaskawa Denki (Tokyo) Ltd. and National ICT Australia Ltd. He received his Ph.D. degree in Control Engineering and his M.Phil. degree in Robot Control from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and 1997 respectively and received his B.Eng.(Hons). degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Malta in 1995. He is also a Chartered Engineer.

Prof. Lanzon is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institute of Measurement and Control, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is also an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and has served as a Subject Editor for the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control.


Ph.D. (Cambridge), M.Phil. (Cambridge), B.Eng. (Hons).

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  • Control Systems, Control Engineering, Robust Control, Negative Imaginary Systems, Linear and Nonlinear Control, Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Innovative Aerial Drone Control, Mechatronics, Multi-agent Control Systems

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