Prof. Nina Thornhill, Imperial College London
Nina Thornhill is the Professor of Process Engineering 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. The world-renowned Imperial College London has produced 14 Nobel Laureates.
Prof. M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh
M. Granger Morgan is the Hamerschlag University Professor of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research addresses problems in science, technology and public policy with a particular focus on energy, electric power, environmental systems, climate change, the adoption of new technologies, and risk analysis. Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university and has been home to a total of 19 Nobel Laureates and is the recipient of a vast array of other prestigious awards.
Prof. Roland Siegwart, ETH Zurich
Roland Siegwart is full 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. The ETH Zurich is one of the best European and worldwide renown universities and has produced 21 Nobel Laureates.
Prof. C.L. Philip Chen, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau
C.L. Philip Chen is Chair Professor and former Dean at the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Macau, Taipa, Macau. His research interest includes systems and cybernetics, design of computational intelligent systems, networking, and video data indexing, retrieval, and communications. The University of Macau is a public research university in Macau and was established in 1981. Despite the young history it is one of the leading Chinese universities.
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.
Bazmi Husain, CTO of ABB
Bazmi Husain assumed the role of chief technology officer at ABB in January 2016. Husain is an expert in power and automation and has been with ABB for more than 30 years. Husain is responsible for overseeing all aspects of ABB’s global R&D, which serves the entire company, its scientists and engineers, and for the R&D activities within ABB’s divisions.