Georg Schitter received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree from ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, in 2004.
He is a Professor at the Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. His research interests include high-performance mechatronic systems and multidisciplinary systems integration, particularly for precision engineering applications in the high-tech industry, scientific instrumentation, and mechatronic imaging systems, such as scanning probe microscopy, adaptive optics, and lithography systems for semiconductor industry. He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS (2010–2014) as well as for the IFAC Journals Control Engineering Practice and IFAC Mechatronics.