IIT Bombay alumnus, Prof. Mayuresh Kothare (B.Tech, 1991, Chemical Engineering), currently the R. L. McCann Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University, PA, USA, has won the very prestigious High Impact Paper Award from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for 2023 for his article “Robust constrained model predictive control using linear matrix inequalities.” (Automatica, vol 32 (10), pp. 1361-1379, Oct 1996).
IFAC was founded in Paris in 1954 and promotes science and technology in automatic control of all systems. The High Impact Paper Award is presented by IFAC once every three years and includes several stringent measures to find the worthiest recipient of this award. These include nominations of papers for the award that have high citations and measure the paper’s impact over a 20-year span. Prof. Kothare’s paper was measured during the period January 1993 – December 2014 in IFAC’s journals (which include eight journals and conference proceedings). Dr. Kothare’s paper currently ranks number 14 on the list of the highest cited papers published in Automatica (considered among the best journals in the field of automatic control) since it was first published in 1964.
Prof. Kothare will receive the award during the Opening Ceremony at the 22nd IFAC World Congress in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday, July 9, 2023.