1966 - B.Sc., in Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.
1972 - M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.
1976 - Ph.D., in Chemical Engineering, City University of New York, USA
Control of systems with dead times and uncertainties.
Robust control via Liapunov Techniques.
Optimal singular measurement control.
Application of control theory to process control.
Auto-tuning and self-tuning controllers.
Multirate sampled - Data control systems.
Application of control to mechanical systems.
Visiting Professor, U. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (1985)
Visiting Special Combustion Engineering - Taylor Rochester, NY (1984-1985)
Consultant to Taylor Instruments, Combustion Engineering, ABB Kent - Taylor Instruments, ABB Industrial Auto. Inc., ABB Simcon Inc, Israel Electric Company
Public Professional Activities
President IAAC (Israel Association for Automatic Control) (1990-1993)
Vice Dean for Undergraduate studies (1991-1992)
Chairman of the Professional Committee in Mech. Eng., The Israel Acad. of Sciences and Humanities (1992-93)
Member of IFAC's Technical Committee on Chemical Process Control (1988 - )
Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 21st Israeli Conference on Mech. Eng. (1987)
Membership in Professional Societies
IEEE (senior member)
Honors and Awards
Stanley Katz Award in Chemical Eng., City College, NYC (1977)
Hebrew Technical Institute Scholarship (1972-1973)
Z.J. Palmor and Y. Halevi, "Robustness properties of sampled-data systems with dead-time compensators", Automatica, 26, 3, 637-640, (1990).
E. Cheres, Z.J. Palmor and S. Gutman, "Design of input matrices of stabilizing controllers for uncertain systems", Int. J. Systems Sci., 22, 4, 735-742, (1991).
Z.J. Palmor, Y. Halevi and T. Efrati, "Limit cycles in decentralized relay systems", Int. J. of Control, 56, 4, 755-765, (1992).
Z.J. Palmor, Y. Halevi and T. Efrati, "Determination of limit cycles in decentralized relay systems via the Z-transform", In Fundamentals of Discrete-Time Systems, H. Jamshidi, M. Mansour, B.D.O. Anderson and N.K. Bose (Ed.), TSI Press, New Mexico, USA, pp. 383-391, (1993).
Z.J. Palmor and M. Blau, "An auto-tuner for Smith dead-time compensator", Int. J. of Control, 60, 1, 117-135, (1994).
J. Tuch, A. Feuer and Z.J. Palmor, "Time delay estimation in continuous linear time invariant systems", IEEE Transactions on AC, 39, 4, 823-827, (1994).
Z.J. Palmor, Y. Halevi and Z. Rom, "Multirate output control for SISO non-minimum phase systems", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry-Research, 33, 3196-3201 , (1994).
Z.J. Palmor, Y. Halevi and T. Efrati, "A general and exact method for determining limit cycles in decentralized relay systems", Automatica, 31, 9, 1333-1339, (1995).
Z.J. Palmor, Y. Halevi and N. Krasney, "Automatic tuning of decentralized PID controllers for TITO processes", Automatica, 31, 7, 1001-1010, (1995).
N. Sharav - Schapiro, Z.J. Palmor and A. Steinberg, "Robust OUTPUT Stabilizing Control for Discrete Uncertain SISO Systems", IEEE Transactions on AC, 41, 9, 1377-1381, (1996).
Z.J. Palmor, "Time-Delay Compensation", Invited Chapter, The Control Handbook, Editor S. Levine, CRC Press and IEEE Press, 224-237, (1996).
N. Sharav - Schapiro, Z.J. Palmor and A. Steinberg, "Discrete Positive Realness of the Min-Max Control Law", Journal Of Dynamics and Control, 7, 133-142, (1997).
Y. Halevi, Z.J. Palmor and T. Efrati, "Automatic Tuning of Decentralized PID Controllers for MIMO Processes", J. Process Control, 7, 2, 119-128, (1997).
N. Sharav - Schapiro, Z.J. Palmor and A. Steinberg, "Solvability Criterion for the Constrained Discrete Lyapunov and Riccati Equations", Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 92, 1, 149-160, (1997).
L. Mirkin and Z.J. Palmor, "Mixed Discrete/Continuous Specifications in Sampled - Data H2 Optimal Control", Automatica, 33, 11, 1997-2014, (1997).
N. Sharav - Schapiro, Z.J. Palmor and A. Steinberg, "Output Stabilizing Robust Control for Discrete Uncertain Systems", Automatica, 34, 6, 731-739, (1998).
L. Mirkin and Z.J. Palmor, "A New Representation of the Parameters of Lifted Systems", IEEE Transactions on AC, 44, no. 4, pp. 833-840 (1999).
L. Mirkin, H. Rotstein and Z.J. Palmor, "H2 and H∞ Design of Sampled - Data Systems Using Lifting. Part I: General Framework and Solutions", SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, 38, no. 1, pp. 175-196 (1999).
L. Mirkin, H. Rotstein and Z.J. Palmor, "H2 and H∞ Design of Sampled - Data Systems Using Lifting. Part II: Properties of Systems in the Lifted Domain". SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, 38, no. 1, pp. 197-218 (1999)
L. Mirkin and Z.J. Palmor, "On the Sampled - Data H∞ Filtering Problem", Automatica, 35, no. 5, pp. 895--905 (1999)