Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann Reger
Head of Department

Ilmenau University of Technology
Faculty of Computer Science and Automation
Institute of Automation and Systems Engineering
Department of Control Engineering

Helmholtzplatz 5
98693 Ilmenau
Zusebau, Room 2025

Phone: +49 3677 69-2817

Brief Biography

since July 2008Head of the Control Engineering Group, Institute for Automation and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Automation, TU Ilmenau, Germany
11/2007 – 06/2008Postdoc with the Systems and Control Theory Group (Prof. Jörg Raisch), Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, and Control Systems Group, TU Berlin, Germany
04/2007 – 11/2007Visiting professor with the EECS Control Laboratory (Prof. Jessy Grizzle), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
01/2005 – 03/2007Director of the control laboratory at the Institute for Measurement and Automation, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Munich, Germany
07/2004 – 12/2004    Postdoc with the Sección de Mecatrónica (Prof. Sira Ramírez), Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica del Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico-City
01/1999 – 07/2004    PhD-Student with the Discrete Event Systems Group (Prof. Thomas Moor) at the Institute for Automatic Control, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Thesis: Linear Systems over Finite Fields — Modeling, Analysis, and Synthesis; Funded by ''Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes'' and ''Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft'' (DFG) under grant RO 2262/3-1/2
10/1992 – 12/1998    Student of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) and with the Laser Laboratory of the University of Liverpool (UK)
Main areas: Continuum Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Laser Forming, and Applied Mathematics


  • A list of my current teaching activities may be found here


  • Adaptive controller design
  • Variable structure and sliding mode control
  • System inversion and tracking
  • Robust optimal control
  • Modulation and FIR-filter based estimation

Please see also my group's web-page

Academic Charges

  • Associate Editor of the IEEE-CSS Conference Editorial Board (CEB)
  • Associate Editor of the EUCA Conference Editorial Board
  • Member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Non-Linear Control Systems
  • Member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Variable Structure and Sliding Mode Control
  • Vice Dean at the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation, TU Ilmenau
  • Member of the Faculty Council at the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation, TU Ilmenau
  • Member of the Certification and Acccreditation Commission, TU Ilmenau
  • Chairman of the degree program on Technical Cybernetics and Systems Theory, see microsite  (in German)
  • University Coordinator for activities in the region Central America and Mexico



See my recent list of publications on ResearchGate.

Technical Reports and Supplements

J. Reger: Supplementary Maple-Worksheets wrt. article "On Algebraic Time-Derivative Estimation and Deadbeat State Reconstruction". [PDF]: proof of equivalence, illustrative example - for the proof you will need to install: Doron Zeilberger's programs EKHAD and MultiZeilberger

J. Reger: Algebraic modelling, analysis and synthesis of event-discrete systems via GF(2). Final report on the DFG project RO 2262/3-1 and RO 2262/3-2, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. [PDF]