Open positions

The Chair of Automation Technology is strong in research and teaching.

We offer you extremely interesting activities in a highly topical research area with very high social relevance, such as Industry 4.0, cyber security, energy efficiency, building automation and optimization of production processes.

In addition, we offer you an inspiring and supportive working environment. You will not only develop new ideas, but also represent the chair externally at national and international conferences. Due to the innovative and future-oriented research topics and the possibility of direct contacts with industry, our graduates are highly sought after and quickly gain recognition at well-known companies.

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At the Institute of Automatic Control in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern is a PhD scholarship available.

As a scholarship holder you can select one interesting research topic with high scientific potential and practical relevance in one of the following research fields of the Institute of Automatic Control:

  •   process monitoring and fault diagnosis
  •   cyber security and cyber resilience of control systems
  •   modelling, control and diagnosis of biological processes
  •   fault tolerant control of discrete-event systems

Your qualification:

You hold a Master’s or Dipl.-Ing. degree or equivalent degrees with above-average results in automation and control, technomathematics or related fields
You are interested in academic research with the aim of achieving a Ph.D degree
You are able to work in a team  

Application material (including CV, transcripts, certificates, etc) can be sent per email to:

Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Institute of Automatic Control

Prof. Dr. Ping Zhang
Erwin-Schrödinger-Str. 12
67663 Kaiserslautern

For more information, please feel free to contact Prof. Ping Zhang (Tel.: 0049 631 205 5543, Email: