Control Group

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Professor Rodolphe Sepulchre

Background - Research - Publications

Position: Faculty member

Office Location: BNO-40

E-mail: r.sepulchre(at)

Personal page


Rodolphe Sepulchre received the engineering degree (1990) and the Ph.D. degree (1994), both in mathematical engineering, from the Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
He was a BAEF fellow in 1994 and held a postdoctoral position at the University of California, Santa
Barbara from 1994 to 1996. He was a research associate of the FNRS at the Universite catholique de Louvain from 1995 to 1997. Since 1997, he has been professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Universite de Liege. He was department chair from 2009 to 2011. He held visiting positions at Princeton University (2002-2003) and the Ecole des Mines de Paris (2009-2010) and part-time positions at the University of Louvain (2000-2011)and at INRIA Lille Europe (2012-2013). Since 2013, he is Professor of Engineering in the Control Group at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.

In 2008, he was awarded the IEEE Control Systems Society Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize. He is a fellow of IEEE, SIAM, and IFAC. In 2015, he was awarded a Francqui Chair at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He is a recipient of the 2020 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for a paper co-authored with Fulvio Forni.

Research Interests

Nonlinear control - Optimization on manifolds - Coordination, synchronization, and consensus on nonlinear spaces - Neural behaviors


Most recent preprints are available from arXiv

See also my citations