Professor of Automatic Control
Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Director of the System Dynamics Laboratoy
1985: Lecturer of Numerical Analysis
1986-1992: Research Associate of Dynamic System Theory
1992-2000: Associate Professor of Automatic Control
Franco Blanchini was born on 29 December 1959,
in Legnano (Italy). He is Director of the Laboratory of System
Dynamics at the University of Udine. He has been involved in the
organization of several international events: in particular, he
was Program Vice-Chairman of the conference Joint CDC-ECC 2005,
Seville, Spain; Program Vice-Chairman of the Conference CDC 2008,
Cancun, Mexico; Program Chairman of the Conference ROCOND,
Aalborg, Denmark, June 2012 and Program Vice-Chairman of the
Conference CDC 2013, Florence, Italy. He is co-author of the book
``Set theoretic methods in control", Birkh\"auser. He is
the recipient of 2001 ASME Oil \& Gas Application Committee
Best Paper Award as a co-author of the article ``Experimental
evaluation of a High-Gain Control for Compressor Surge
Instability". He is the recipient of the 2002 IFAC prize
survey paper award as author of the article ``Set Invariance in
Control -- a survey", Automatica, November 1999. He later
received the High Impact Paper Award for this work.
1997: member of the program committee of the Conference on Decision and Control, S. Diego, California;
1999: member of the program committee of the Conference on Decision and Control, Phoenix, Arizona;
2001: member of the program committee of the Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, Florida:
2003: member of the program committee of the Conference on Decision and Control, Maui Hawaii;
2009: member of the program committee of
the Conference Rocond 09, Haifa, Israele.
ACTIVITY AS CHAIRMAN OR CO-CHAIRMAN IN CONFERENCES
2002: Program Chairman of the workshop on Uncertain Dynamical Systems of the IFAC Technical Committee on Robust Control, Cascais, Portugal, July 18-20, 2002.
- 2005: Program Vice-Chairman for the conference Joint CDC-ECC, Seville, Spain, December 2005.
2008: Program Vice-Chairman for Tutorial Sessions for the conference CDC08, Cancun, Mexico, December 2008.
2012: Program Chairman for the conference IFAC ROCOND, Aalborg, 2012.
2013: Vice-Program Chairman for tutorial sessions of the conference 52th Conference on Decision and Control, Firenze, Italy, Dicembre 2013.
2000: coauthor of the plenary lecture "Minicourse on Saturation in Control" al 19-esimo congresso Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, 2000.
2013: plenary lecture "Lyapunov and invariance methods in control design", IFAC Joint conference, Grenoble, February 4, 2013.
2001: recipient of 2001 ASME Oil & Gas Application Committee Best Paper Award as a co-author of the article F. Blanchini and P. Giannattasio, P. Pinamonti and D. Micheli, "Experimental Evaluation of a High--Gain Control for Compressor Surge Suppression", ASME Journal on Turbomachinery, Vol. 124, no.1, pp.27-35, 2002;
2002: recipient of the 2002 IFAC prize survey paper award as author of the article F. Blanchini, ``Set invariance in control", Automatica, no. 11, pp.1747--1768, Nov. 1999
2006: recipient of the Automatica Certificate of Outstanding Service.
2017: Certificate for excellence in reviewing for NAHS Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems.
2017: recipient of the IFAC High Impact Paper Award for the paper F. Blanchini, ``Set invariance in control", Automatica, no. 11, pp.1747--1768, Nov. 1999.
1996-2006: Associate Editor of Automatica.
2011-2015: Associate Editor for the journal IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
2017-today: Associate Editor of Automatica.
2017-today: Senior Editor for IEEE Control Systems Letters.
co-author of the book: "Set-theoretic methods in control", Franco Blanchini and Stefano Miani, 2nd Edition, Birkhauser, Boston, 2015.