Control Group

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Prof Jan Maciejowski

Background - PhD Students - Research - MPC book - Publications

Office Location: BNO-34

E-mail: jmm1 "at"


Jan Maciejowski graduated from Sussex University in 1971 with a B.Sc degree in Automatic Control, and from Cambridge University in 1978 with a Ph.D degree in Control Engineering. From 1971 to 1974 he was a Systems Engineer with Marconi Space and Defence Systems Ltd, working mostly on attitude control of spacecraft and high-altitude balloon platforms. He is a Professor Emeritus of Control Engineering at Cambridge, retired since November 2018. He is also a Fellow Emeritus of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and was one of the Principal Investigators in Phase 1 of the Cambridge CARES project.

From 2009 to 2014 he was the Head of the Information Engineering Division at Cambridge. From 2008 to 2018 he was President of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was the President of the European Union Control Association from 2003 to 2005, and President of the Institute of Measurement and Control for 2002. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC), and of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society from 2001 to 2007.

PhD students

I am not accepting any new PhD students, since I am now retired.

Research Interests

Model predictive control, Fault-tolerant control, Machine learning for control. Applications to flight control, smart energy generation and consumption.

Book: "Predictive Control with Constraints"

The supporting material for this book can be found here


A full list of publications can be accessed here