Professor and Dean of Engineering
B.S., Electrical Engineering, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM
Adaptive Control of Robotic Systems
Research efforts focus on modeling, simulation, analysis, and control of dynamic systems with primary systems of interest including manipulators, mobile robots, and critical infrastructure systems. Specific projects are in adaptive control of robot manipulators for space, hazardous waste, and manufacturing applications; mobile robots for landmine detection and remediation as well as surveillance; mobile robots for engineering education and high school outreach; and stability and interdependencies of electric power systems. Tools ranging from linear and nonlinear system theory to practical controller implementation via computer-based data acquisition and control hardware are utilized.