Robert Lorenz

Consolidated Papers Professor of Controls Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

Robert Lorenz's research focuses on advancing the practical use of modern control and estimation theory in electromechanics. This area is inherently multi-disciplinary. Processor-based control, estimation and signal processing theory link electromagnetic topologies for sensing and power conversion, while the discrete nature of power electronics often provides significant controller design constraints. One significant focus is motion control for industrial and aerospace applications; another is identifying and controlling nonlinear electro-mechanics and power electronics in industrial, aerospace, and office automation systems.

  • Control of electromagnetic actuators and power electronics
  • Integration of sensing and control in power conversion
  • Physics-based multivariable control design methodologies
  • Design for sensing and control using multi-physics integration