Harald Aschemann was born in Hildesheim, Germany, on June 27, 1966. He received the Diploma degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany, in 1994 and the Ph.D. degree in the area of optimal trajectory planning and trajectory control of an overhead traveling crane from the University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany, in 2001. After two years working in research and development with a leading company in machine tools, where he worked on automated transfer systems, he joined the Department of Measurement, Control and Microtechnology, University of Ulm, where he was a Research Associate and a Lecturer from 2001 to 2006. Since 2006, he has been a Full Professor and the Head of the Chair of Mechatronics with the University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany. His research interests involve control-oriented modeling, identification, nonlinear control, and simulation of mechatronic, robotic, and thermofluidic systems. Prof. Aschemann was elected as a Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Engineering, Moscow, Russia in October 2011.