Such a joy to see young researchers, in this case a PhD student, taking all the benefits of the long-term stays that are part of the FrontSeat project 🚀
We see great importance in supporting early-stage researchers and giving them space to grow. Thank you, Dušan Horváth for sharing your experience!

During May, I had the extraordinary opportunity to visit the UniversitĂ  di Pisa in Italy. This experience centered around participating in a cutting-edge project on Model Predictive Control (MPC) applied to real PLC technology.

I was honored to be part of the esteemed Chemical Process Control Laboratory group. Under the leadership of Riccardo Bacci di Capaci, the lab provided an inspiring and dynamic environment. Their expertise and guidance were invaluable, allowing me to gain deep insights into advanced control systems and their practical applications.

The collaboration with such a talented and dedicated team was truly enriching. Every day presented new challenges and learning opportunities, making this trip a pivotal moment in my professional development. The hands-on experience with MPC and PLC technologies has significantly broadened my skills and knowledge, particularly in the integration of Python and OPC in industrial control systems.

I am immensely grateful to the entire Chemical Process Control Laboratory group for their warm welcome and support throughout my stay. Their passion for research and commitment to excellence made my time in Pisa both enjoyable and highly productive.

Additionally, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Professor Miroslav Fikar from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and Professor Gabriele Pannocchia from the University of Pisa for facilitating this remarkable opportunity. Their support was crucial in making this professional trip possible.

I eagerly anticipate the continuation of our collaborative efforts and look forward to future projects that will build on the foundations established during this visit.

text/foto: Dušan Horváth (STUBA), adapted from the original source at LinkedIn:

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon under grant no. 101079342 (Fostering Opportunities Towards Slovak Excellence in Advanced Control for Smart Industries).


Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *