Gerrit van Straten
BiographyProf. Gerrit van Straten (1946), MSc chemical engineering Eindhoven University, PhD Twente University, The Netherlands. He started his career in the area of water quality modelling and control at Twente University. In 1979-1980 he was visiting scholar and project leader at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. From 1990 onwards he is full professor in Systems and Control at Wageningen University. Apart from being author and editor of several books and proceedings he published over 200 international scientific papers advocating the use of systems modelling and control in a wide spectrum of applications in agriculture, food processing and environmental technology, with special emphasis on greenhouse cultivation control. He is the promoter of well over 30 PhD students. He received the IFAC Outstanding Contribution Award, and served as Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Control in Agriculture (2003-2008). He is also former Associated Editor for Control Engineering Practice (CEP) and currentt Editor-in-Chief of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (COMPAG).
Systems and control; simulation modelling; systems dynamics