C. R. (Bob) Koch, PhD, PEng

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
(780) 492-8821
10-232 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Website: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~ckoch/ Mechanical Systems Mechatronics Sensors Control Systems Energy And Environment Control Systems Renewable Energy Combustion Engine Control Emissions Flow Control Transportation



  • PhD (Stanford University - 1991)
  • MS (Stanford University - 1986)
  • BSc (University of Alberta - 1985)


Behaviour of internal combustion engines and fluid systems and the application of control to these systems. My research can be divided into three areas: internal combustion engines, engine control, and active control of fluid systems.


C. R. Koch Publications


MEC E 420B - Feedback Control Design of Dynamic Systems

Design of linear feedback control systems for command-following error, stability, and dynamic response specifications. PID, Root-locus, frequency response and design techniques. An introduction to structural design limitations. Examples emphasizing Mechanical Engineering systems. Some use of computer aided design with MATLAB/Simulink. Controls Lab - control of mechanical systems. Prerequisites: MEC E 390. Credit can only be granted for one of MEC E 420, ECE 362, CH E 448.

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MEC E 614 - Iterative Learning Control

Mathematical preliminaries (discrete time systems). Stability and transient response of Iterative Learning Control (ILC). Design of ILC in both the time and frequency domain. Convergence and design of repetitive control.

Fall Term 2022

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