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)


Proceedings (peer reviewed)

[1] Michael Maiworm, Christian Wagner, Ruslan Temirov, F. Stefan Tautz, and Rolf 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.
[2] Michael Maiworm, Daniel Limon, Jose M. Manzano, and Rolf 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.
[3] Rolf Findeisen, Martha A. Grover, Christian Wagner, Michael Maiworm, Ruslan Temirov, F. Stefan Tautz, M. V. Salapaka, S. Salapaka, Richard 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.
[4] Michael Maiworm, Tobias Bäthge, and Rolf 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)

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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