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Prof. Dr. Konrad Stadler

Prof. Dr. Konrad Stadler

Prof. Dr. Konrad Stadler

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Control Engineering & Advanced Control
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 78 27

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Professor of Wearable Mechatronic Systems
Lecturer of Control Theory

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Modeling, control and optimisation of various industrial systems. Model based diagnosis of industrial systems and components. Exoskeletons and their applications.

Professional milestones

Scientist (2004-2007) and Principal Scientist (2007-2012) with ABB Corporate Research.

Educational background

Dr. sc. techn. (2003) ETH Zürich
Dipl. El.-Ing. (1999) ETH Zürich and University of Edinburgh

Membership of networks

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Automatik



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
  • de Kruif, Bas J.; Schmidhauser, Emilio; Stadler, Konrad S.; O’Sullivan, Leonard,


    Reflex response modelling of exoskeleton-user interaction [paper].


    Ibáñez J., J.; González-Vargas, J.; Azorín, J.; Akay, M.; Pons, J., eds.,

    Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016).

    3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016), Segovia, Spain, 18-21 October 2016.



    pp. 1085-1089.

    Biosystems & Biorobotics ; 15.

    Available from:

  • Stadler, Konrad; Elspass, Wilfried J.; ,


    Robo-Mate : exoskeleton to enhance industrial production [paper].


    Kozlowski, Krzysztof; Tokhi, Mohammad O.; Virk, Gurvinder S., eds.,

    Mobile Service Robotics : Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines.

    World Scientific Publishing.

    pp. 53-60.

Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Ausgewhählte Artikel

Stadler K.S., Poland J. and Gallestey E. Model predictive control of a rotary cement kiln. Control Engineering Practice, 19(1) (January 2011).

Poland J., Smajic J., Cranganu-Cretu B. and Stadler K.S. Comparison of derivative free methods for design optimization of industrial devices. In Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Engineering Optimization EngOpt 2010. Lisbon, Portugal (September 2010).

Gaulocher S., Poland J. and Stadler K.S. Advanced process control in minerals processing - modular first principles models simplify engineering. atp edition - Automatisierungstechnische Praxis, 52(7-8) (Juli/ August 2010).

Stadler K.S., Gallestey E., Poland J. and Cairns G. Optimal trade-offs - achieving energy effciency and environmental compliance is not a problem thanks to advanced process control. ABB Review, 2/2009, pp. 17-22 (June 2009).

Stadler K., Wolf B. and Gallestey E. Modellprädiktive Regelung des Calcinators im Holcim Werk Lägerdorf mit dem ABB Expert Optimizer. ZKG International, 60(3) (März 2007).

Stadler K.S. and Gallestey E. Thinking ahead - ensuring stable and more beneficial operation of a cement plant with Expert Optimizer. ABB Review, 3/2007 (September 2007).

Poncet A., von Hoff T.P. and Stadler K.S. Probabilistic diagnosis of thermal plants condition. In 9th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems. KTH, Stockholm, Sweden (June 2006).

Schumacher P.M., Stadler K.S., Wirz R., Leibundgut D., Pfister C.A. and Zbinden A.M. Model-based control of neuromuscular block using mivacurium: Design and clinical verification. European Journal of Anesthesiology, 23(8), pp. 691-699 (August 2006).

Stadler K.S., Schumacher P.M., Hirter S., Leibundgut D., Bouillon T.W., Glattfelder A.H. and Zbinden A.M. Control of muscle relaxation during anesthesia: A novel approach for clinical routine. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 53(3), pp. 387-398 (March 2006).

Stadler K.S., Bänziger B., Leibundgut D. and Schumacher P.M. Automatisierung der Anästhesie: Ansätze zur Regelung der Analgesie (Automation of anaesthesia: Approaches to control analgesia). at - Automatisierungstechnik, 53(6), pp. 237-243 (June 2005).

Locher S., Stadler K.S., Böhlen T., Bouillon T., Leibundgut D., Schumacher P.M., Wymann R. and Zbinden A.M. A new closed-loop control system for isoflurane using bispectral index outperforms manual control. Anesthesiology, 101(3), pp. 591-602 (September 2004).

Martinoni E., Pfister C.A., Stadler K.S., Schumacher P.M., Leibundgut D., Bouillon T., Böhlen T. and Zbinden A.M. Clinical validation of a new model-based closed-loop control system for mechanical ventilation. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 92(6), pp. 800-807 (June 2004).

Stadler K.S., Leibundgut D., Schumacher P.M., Bouillon T., Glattfelder A.H. and Zbinden A.M. Modelling and closed-loop control of skeletal muscle relaxation during general anaesthesia using mivacurium. In Proceedings of the European Control Conference ECC. Cambridge (September 2003).