Richard D. Braatz
Richard D. Braatz is the Edwin R. Gilliland Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he does research in control theory and its application to biomedical, pharmaceutical, energy, and nanotechnology systems. He received MS and PhD degrees from the California Institute of Technology and was the Millennium Chair and Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University before moving to MIT. He has consulted or collaborated with more than 20 companies including IBM, United Technologies Corporation, Novartis, and Abbott Laboratories. Honors include the Donald P. Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council, the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award from the Engineering Research Council, the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, and the IEEE Control Systems Society Transition to Practice Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IFAC, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.