SHORT Biosketch for Sigurd Skogestad

Sigurd Skogestad is a professor in chemical engineering at NTNU. He worked from 1980 to 1983 in industry (Norsk Hydro) in the areas of process design and simulation. Moving to the US, he received the Ph.D. degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1987. He is a worldwide expert in the area of process control with about 150 journal publications and a current H factor of 28 (2009). He is the principal author together with Ian Postlethwaite of the very poular book "Multivariable feedback control" published by Wiley in 1996 (first edition) and 2005 (second edition). The goal of his research is to develop simple yet rigorous methods to solve problems of engineering significance, including biological problems. Research interests include the use of feedback as a tool to (1) reduce uncertainty (including robust control), (2) change the system dynamics (including stabilization), and (3) generally make the system more well-behaved (including self-optimizing control).