Prof. Dr. Margret Bauer

Department of Process Engineering
Professorin für Automatisierungstechnik

Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg

Room N2.22

T +49 40 428 75-6231



Process Automation

- Advanced Instrumentation and Automation

- Process and Plant Safety

Data Analytics

- Data Acquisition

Control Systems (Regelungstechnik)


Short bio

Margret Bauer received her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2001. She was a graduate trainee in sales and marketing for Infineon Technologies in Munich and Stockholm before embarking on her PhD studies at the Centre of Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) under the guidance of Nina F. Thornhill in London, UK, which she completed in 2005. Her work on data-driven analysis received the NAMUR award for the best PhD thesis in the process industries. in 2006 she was a postdoctoral student at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a Claude-Leon-Foundation Fellow for conducting work on advanced process control. Margret has gained experience in industrial automation while working at the ABB Corporate Research Centre in Ladenburg, Germany, from 2007 to 2015 where she worked on advanced data analytics topics in the chemical, metals and minerals and mining industry. Before joining HAW Hamburg in May 2020 Margret was an Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria. 


Brooks, Kevin S; Bauer, Margret; ,Sensor validation and reconstruction: Experiences with commercial technology,Control Engineering Practice,77,,28-40,2018,Pergamon
Bauer, Margret; Auret, Lidia; Le Roux, Derik; Aharonson, Vered; ,An industrial PID data repository for control loop performance monitoring (CPM),IFAC-PapersOnLine,51,4,823-828,2018,Elsevier
Lindner, Brian; Chioua, Moncef; Groenewald, JWD; Auret, Lidia; Bauer, Margret; ,Diagnosis of oscillations in an industrial mineral process using transfer entropy and nonlinearity index,IFAC-PapersOnLine,51,24,1409-1416,2018,Elsevier
Lindner, Brian; Auret, Lidia; Bauer, Margret; ,A systematic workflow for oscillation diagnosis using transfer entropy,IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology,28,3,908-919,2019,IEEE
Hoernicke, Mario; Horch, Alexander; Bauer, Margret; ,Industrie-Experten fördern als Lehrende die Hochschulen,atp magazin,61,3,88-95,2019,
Bauer, Margret; Auret, Lidia; Bacci di Capaci, Riccardo; Horch, Alexander; Thornhill, Nina F; ,Industrial PID control loop data repository and comparison of fault detection methods,Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,58,26,11430-11439,2019,American Chemical Society
Zhou, Baifan; Chioua, Moncef; Bauer, Margret; Schlake, Jan Christoph; Thornhill, Nina F; ,"Improving root cause analysis by detecting and removing transient changes in oscillatory time series with application to a 1, 3-butadiene process",Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,58,26,11234-11250,2019,American Chemical Society
Lindner, Brian; Auret, Lidia; Bauer, Margret; Groenewald, Jeanne WD; ,Comparative analysis of Granger causality and transfer entropy to present a decision flow for the application of oscillation diagnosis,Journal of Process Control,79,,72-84,2019,Elsevier
Auret, Lidia; Bauer, Margret; ,A residential rainwater harvesting system as a control engineering challenge problem,2019 American Control Conference (ACC),,,5864-5869,2019,IEEE
Brooks, Kevin; Westcott, Merinda; Bauer, Margret; ,A Combined MPC for Milling and Flotation–A Simulation Study,IFAC-PapersOnLine,52,14,24-29,2019,Elsevier
Bauer, Margret; ,Translating a Successful Lecture into Online Course Content-Experiences of a Control Engineering Lecturer,IFAC-PapersOnLine,52,9,272-277,2019,Elsevier
Samad, Tariq; Bauer, Margret; Bortoff, Scott; Di Cairano, Stefano; Fagiano, Lorenzo; Odgaard, Peter Fogh; Rhinehart, R Russell; Sánchez-Peña, Ricardo; Serbezov, Atanas; Ankersen, Finn; ,Industry engagement with control research: Perspective and messages,Annual Reviews in Control,,,,2020,Pergamon