Control and Automation Award

In 2010 the IET’s Control and Automation Network launched a prize to recognise significant achievements for PhD students conducting research in the area of Control Engineering.

The award is open to any person who had their PhD awarded by a UK institution and the Network was pleased to have received high quality entries in its first year.



2013 Submissions

Submissions for the 2013 award will be available shortly.  Go to the Control and Automation PhD Award page for more details.


Winner - Control PhD Awards (2012)

  Image of Andrew Zammit Mangion

Dr Andrew Zammit Mangion was awarded a BEng by the University of Malta in 2007 and a PhD by the University of Sheffield in 2012. Currently a postdoc at the University of Bristol, his interests lie in spatiotemporal dynamic modelling and control and Bayesian inference in large-scale systems.

Read Andrew's comments and response to winning the award.


Winner - Control PhD Awards (2011)

Dr Stefano Longo Dr Stefano Longo received an MSc from the University of Sheffield in 2007 and a PhD from the University of Bristol in 2011.  He received the 2011 award for his work on "Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems".


Winner - Control PhD Awards (2010)

Portait of D Buchstaller Dominic Buchstaller won the Control PhD Award 2010 for his submission based on his thesis entitled "Robust stability and performance for multiple model switched adaptive control".