50 Years of ACSE

ACSE50bigThe Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering is celebrating its 50th Jubilee in 2018, focusing on its successes in research and the people who have been part of the ACSE community throughout the years.

Founded in 1968 by Professor Harry Nicholson, the department started its days under the name of Control Engineering with a handful of academic, technical and professional service staff at the helm. The first cohort of eight MSc students began their studies that autumn.

Since then, the department has grown exponentially with hundreds of students coming from all over the world to study a degree in control and systems, computer systems or mechatronic and robotic engineering. Our research has gained momentum, extending into a range of areas including health sciences, space travel, advanced manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and smart grids.

This year we will be paying thanks to all of our staff and students for their hard work over the past half century. We will also be looking forward to the future and the next fifty years in control and systems engineering.

The ACSE Celebration Event

Alumni and staff (both past and present) will be celebrating the department’s achievements at the ACSE Celebration Event on Saturday 13 October 2018.

Guests will be invited to join us at the Diamond in the day time to look at the fantastic facilities and learn more about the department’s research.

We will sending out formal invites to the event later in the year, but feel free to save the date in your diaries.

Get involved and submit your memories

We would love to hear from all our ACSE staff, students and partners about their time with us.

You can submit your photos and memories by emailing acse50@sheffield.ac.uk or completing our online form.