Noboru Sakamoto

Noboru SakamotoNoboru Sakamoto received the B.S. degree in Mathematics from Hokkaido University (1991) and M.S. and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Nagoya University (1993 and 1996, respectively).  From 1996 until 2015, he held positions in the Graduate School of Engineering in Nagoya University. Currently, he is a Professor with the Science and Engineering of Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. He has held a visiting research position at University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in 2005 and 2006. He received the SICE Best Paper Prizes in 1997, 2006, 2008 and 2011 and SICE Kimura Prize in 20016.

My research interests include nonlinear control theory, control of chaotic systems, dynamical system theory and control applications for aerospace engineering. Instruction of students in math and engineering departments/control system development in automobile industry. Theoretical development for nonlinear optimal control and its applications in engineering


  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering (1993 – 1996), , Nagoya University, Japan
  • Master degree in Aerospace Engineering (1991 – 1993), Nagoya University, Japan
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics (1988 – 1991), Hokkaido University, Japan



  • 23.05.2019 A dynamical system approach to turnpike in optimal control theory, Gaeta, Italy PDF Slides
  • 10.05.2019 A geometric approach to turnpike theory in optimal control, Paris, France PDF Slides
  • 22.10.2018 Internal training on MatLab Control System Toolbox, Bilbao, Spain PDF Slides
  • 02.07.2018 Nonlinear control applications – optimal control viewpoint. PDF Slides
  • 13.04.2018 Perspectives on optimal control and mechanical engineering,Bilbao, Spain PDF Slides



  • Elementary Differential Equation, Linear Algebra, Optimal Control Theory, Linear Multivariable Control, Elementary College Calculus, Introduction to Probability Theory, System Engineering.



N. Sakamoto, D. Pighin, E. Zuazua The turnpike property in nonlinear optimal control – A geometric approach, IEEE – Control Systems Letters (L-CSS)