Matthias Konz

Research assistant

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Konz
Saarland University
Chair of Systems Theory and Control Engineering
Campus A5 1, Room 2.06
66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 681 302-64729



  • since 2010: research assistant at LSR
  • 2011-2012: research assistant at ZeMA gGmbH
  • 2006-2010: student assistant at LKT, LTE, and LSR
  • 2009: semester abroad at Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Sweden
  • 2005-2010: studies of Mechatronics at Saarland University; degree: diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) with distinction

Research Topics

  • modeling and control of an autonomous unicycle
  • modeling of waves on cyclindrical elastic tubes
  • control of mechanical systems using differential geometry

RISE Projects

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (link)


  • "VDE-Preis 2011 des VDE-Bezirksvereins Saar" - award for the diploma thesis (certificate)


M. Konz, D. Kastelan, J. Rudolph, Tracking Control for a Fully-Actuated UAV, in: XT. Yan, D. Bradley, D. Russell, P. Moore (EDS.), Reinventing Mechatronics, Springer, pp. 127-144, 2020. DOI

A. Irscheid, M. Konz, J. Rudolph, A Flatness-Based Approach to the Control of Distributed Parameter Systems Applied to Load Transportation with Heavy Ropes, in: Y. Kondratenko, A. Chikrii, V. Gubarev, J. Kacprzyk (EDS.), Advanced Control Techniques in Complex Engineering Systems: Theory and Applications. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, Vol. 203. Springer, pp. 279-294, 2019. DOI

M. Konz, D. Kastelan, D. Gerbet, J. Rudolph, Practical Challenges of Fully-Actuated Tricopter Control, in: Proc. Mechatronics 2018, Glasgow, UK, September 19-21, 2018.

M. Konz and J. Rudolph, Redundant configuration coordinates and nonholonomic velocity coordinates in analytical mechanics, in: Proc. 9th Vienna International Conference on Mathematical Modelling, Vienna, Austria, February 21-23, 2018, pp. 409–414, 2018. DOI

M. Konz, J. Rudolph, Beispiele für einen direkten Zugang zu einer globalen, energiebasierten Modellbildung und Regelung von Starrkörpersystemen (Examples for a direct approach to global energy-based modeling and control of rigid body systems), at - Automatisierungstechnik, 64, 96-109, 2016. (Best paper award) DOI

D. Kastelan, M. Konz, and J. Rudolph, Fully actuated tricopter with pilot-supporting control, in: Workshop on Advanced Control and Navigation for Autonomous Aerospace Vehicles, Sevilla, Spain, June 10-12, 2015. IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 48, Issue 9, 2015, Pages 79-84. DOI

M. Konz and J. Rudolph, Equations of motion with redundant coordinates for mechanical systems on manifolds, in: Proc. 8th MATHMOD, Vienna, Austria, February 18-20, 2015, pp. 697-698, 2015. DOI

M. Konz and J. Rudolph, Quadrotor tracking control based on a moving frame, in: Proc. 9th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, Toulouse, France, September 4-6, 2013, pp. 80-85, 2013. DOI