Systems Theory and Automatic Control

M.Sc. Michael Maiworm

Michael Maiworm

Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant

Institute for Automation Engineering (IFAT)
Laboratory for Systems Theory and Automatic Control
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
39106 Magdeburg - Germany


G07 - 207


(+49) 0391-67 58590


(+49) 0391-67 41191


Research Interests

My research interests are focused on:

  • (Robust) Model Predictive Control
  • Extremum Seeking Control
  • System modeling using Gaussian Processes
  • Controlled molecule manipulation with atomic force microscopes (AFM)

Current Projects and Collaborations

Past Projects

  • Diesel engine control (emission reduction)


Journals Articles and Book Chapters (all peer reviewed)

[1] C. Wagner, M. F. B. Green, M. Maiworm, P. Leinen, T. Esat, N. Ferri, N. Friedrich, R. Findeisen, A. Tkatchenko, R. Temirov, and F. S. Tautz. Quantitative imaging of electric surface potentials with single-atom sensitivity. Nature materials, 2019.

Proceedings (peer reviewed)

[4] M. Maiworm, C. Wagner, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz, and R. Findeisen. Two-degree-of-freedom control combining machine learning and extremum seeking for fast scanning quantum dot microscopy. In American Control Conference, pages 4360--4366, Milwaukee, USA, 2018. IEEE.
[3] M. Maiworm, D. Limon, J. M. Manzano, and R. Findeisen. Stability of gaussian process learning based output feedback model predictive control. In 6th IFAC Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, pages 551--557, Madison, USA, 2018.
[2] R. Findeisen, M. A. Grover, C. Wagner, M. Maiworm, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz, M. V. Salapaka, S. Salapaka, R. D. Braatz, and S. O. R. Moheimani. Control on a molecular scale: A perspective. In American Control Conference, pages 3069--3082, Boston, USA, 2016. IEEE.
[1] M. Maiworm, T. Bäthge, and R. Findeisen. Scenario-based Model Predictive Control: Recursive Feasibility and Stability. In Proc. of the 9th International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM), pages 50--56, Whistler, Canada, 2015.


  • M. Maiworm. Recursive Feasibility and Stability of Multi-Stage Nonlinear Model Predictive Control. Master thesis, Institute for Automation Engineering, University of Magdeburg. 2014.
  • M. Maiworm. Signal Estimation for Vehicle Dynamics. Master thesis, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück. 2012.

Teaching Activity


Student Projects

Supervisor of the following student projects:
  • Parameterschätzung und Entwurf einer Modellprädiktiven Regelung eines autonomen Modellfahrzeuges (H. Heinemann, A. Pieper)
  • Systemidentifikation eines Rasterkraftmikroskops (M. Hoppe, B. Karg, M. Oweisi)
  • Gaußsche Regression periodischer Prozesse (S. Fahlbusch)
  • Untersuchungen zur Einsetzbarkeit einer Extremwertregelung zur Pfadgenerierung für molekulare Manipulationen (J. Christen)
  • Implementierung eines Gaußschen Prozessmodells mit NARX-Struktur innerhalb einer modellprädiktiven Kontaktkraftregelung (R. Jordanowa)
  • Path Generation For Molecular Manipulation Using Model Predictive Control (F. Häusser)

Bachelor Theses

Supervisor of the following bachelor theses:
  • Performanceanalyse einer Extremwertregelung für die Mikroskopietechnik SQDM (V. Ebert)
  • Analyse und Bewertung der Anwendbarkeit von Gaußschen Prozessmodellen auf ein Kontaktszenario in der Robotik (R. Jordanowa)
  • Beschleunigung der Mikroskopietechnik Scanning Quantum Dot Microscopy durch Identifikation eines Oszillatormodells (C. Weidele)
  • Trajektorienoptimierung für Molekulare Manipulation (F. Häusser)
  • Analyse und Bewertung des Konzepts der Phasenauswertung für die Mikroskopietechnik SQDM (E. Otto)

Master Theses

Supervisor of the following master theses:
  • Konzeptentwicklung zur Beschleunigung der Mikroskopietechnik SQDM (C. Müller)
  • Modellprädiktive Regelung eines Leichtbauroboters zur Bewegungskompensation (S. Fahlbusch)
  • Distributed model predictive control applied to a building network (I. Kudryartsev)

Thesis and Student Projects

  • The interdisciplinary student project oTToCar
  • For Bachelor and Master Theses check the projects I am responsible for.
If you find any of those projects interesting, then send me a short e-mail with the following information:
- a brief description of who you are: name, study program
- which project you are interested in and time planned for developing the project


In 2009 and 2012 I received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück and in 2014 a M.Sc. in Engineering Cybernetics from the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. Since 2015 I am working as a research assistant in Rolf Findeisen's Group for Systems Theory and Automatic Control at the Institute for Automation Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.

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