Wednesday 27 July 2022
Start: 18h00
Link to be emailed on registration

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This event is ideal for those interested in the dynamics and optimal control of motorcycles as well as he broader community of people interest in model and optimal control


Laurentz Olivier (Analyte Control)


David Limebeer received his BSc (Eng) (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1974, the MSc (Eng) (cum laude) and PhD degrees from the
University of Natal in 1977 and 1980, respectively, the DSc (Eng) degree from the University of London in 1992, and an MA degree from Oxford University in 2009 (conferred by resolution). He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of
Cambridge, from 1980 to 1984.

He then joined the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London, as a Lecturer. He was promoted to Reader in 1989, Professor in 1993, Head of the Control Group in 1996, and then Head of Department 1999–2009. From 2009 until his retirement, he was a Statutory Professor of control engineering at the University of Oxford, and a Professorial Fellow with the New College, Oxford. He is currently a Distinguished Professor in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering in the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also an Emeritus Professor with the University of Oxford, an Emeritus Fellow with New College, Oxford. His current research interests include applied and theoretical problems in control systems and vehicle dynamics. Prof. Limebeer was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1992, and then Life Fellow in 2018, Fellow of the IET in 1994, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1997, Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute in 2002 and Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering in 2019.

He received two South African Institute of Electrical Engineers Prizes and award certificates in 1980 and 1983, and the O. Hugo Schuck best paper award at the American Control Conference (with K. Glover) in 1983. He was awarded the 2015 IET Tustin Lecture, and the 2019 Honeywell International Medal from the Institute of Measurement and Control. David Limebeer has an A1 rating with the NRF.


Please register by emailing – a link will be sent
on registration. Include your name, organisation, email address and whether or not you are a SACAC member.

(This event is free of charge)


Tati Toni – Secretariat
South African Council for Automation and Control


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