Eugenio Schuster is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University. Prof. Schuster is an expert in nuclear-fusion plasma control and leads the internationally recognized Lehigh University Plasma Control Group. He is the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his work on "Nonlinear Control of Plasmas in Nuclear Fusion." Prof. Schuster has been appointed as an ITER Scientist Fellow in Plasma Control by the ITER Organization. Moreover, he has been designated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an expert member of the Integrated Operation Scenarios (IOS) Topical Group within the International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA). He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the ITPA-IOS Topical Group. He previously served as Leader of the Operations and Control Topical Group within the U.S. Burning Plasma Organization (BPO).

Prof. Schuster is an expert in control theory with emphasis on nonlinear and saturated control; distributed parameter control; real-time optimization; reduced-order system modeling and identification; numerical methods for predictive simulation; fault detection and isolation. In a broader sense, he is interested in real-time, fault-tolerant, optimization of (nuclear/fossil/renewable) energy generation and utilization. Prof. Schuster is the founder and first chair of the IEEE-CSS Technical Committee on Power Generation.