Prof. Nina Thornhill, Imperial College London
Nina Thornhill is Emeritus Professor of Process Automation in the College’s Department of Chemical Engineering. Her research focuses on advanced dynamic signal analysis of industrial process measurements for detection and diagnosis of disturbances occurring in applications within the oil, chemical, and health industries.
Prof. Roland Siegwart, ETH Zurich
Roland Siegwart is Professor of Autonomous Systems at ETH Zurich and director of the Autonomous Systems Lab ASL of the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich. His research activities focus on mobile robot design and navigation, human–robot interaction, locomotion concepts for rough terrain, mobile micro-robots, space rovers and autonomous cars.
Prof. Manfred Morari, University of Pennsylvania
Manfred Morari is Practice Professor and Peter and Susanne Armstrong Faculty Fellow at Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the development of methods for the analysis and design of control systems for switched dynamical systems (""hybrid systems"") and their application to problems in the automotive, power electronics, and biomedical domains. He is also directing research projects on active vibration control, automation in anesthesia and the control of biochemical separation units.
Dr. Ambuj Varshney, National University of Singapore
Ambuj Varshney was the recipient of the 2019 ABB Research Award. His research project is about low energy wireless sensing devices. In particular it deals with reducing the energy of the radio transmission by using so-called backscatter communication. When receiving the award Dr. Varshney was at Uppsala University, but the project has been carried out as a post-doc at University California Berkeley, with a brief period at Royal Insitute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. From January 2022 he starts a new position at National University of Singapore.
Dr. Hubertus von Gruenberg, chair of the ABB Board of Directors from 2007 through 2015
The ABB Research Award has been named in honor of Dr. Hubertus von Gruenberg, an influential entrepreneur with a relentless passion for research.
Dr. Bernhard Eschermann, CTO of ABB Process Automation
Bernhard Eschermann is the Chief Technology Officer for Process Automation, one of ABB's four Business Areas, since 2013. As primus inter pares he is also head of the ABB group technology leadership team since 2019.