Research Interests










Research Interests

SPACE University Research Center (URC)

I have worked with JPL, NASA, and Lockheed-Martin to conduct research on the CSULA campus. For the past eight years, more than eighty undergraduate and graduate students have worked with me on research. Structures Pointing And Control Engineering (SPACE) The NASA IRA program has established a Structures Pointing And Control Engineering (SPACE) Laboratory at CSULA for design and fabrication/assembly of a test bed resembling the complex dynamic behavior of a space segmented reflector telescope. Advanced technologies for decentralization, precision pointing, vibration attenuation, fault identification, controller reconfiguration, adaptive/robust control, neuro-fuzzy control, system identification and reflector shape control, will be developed and experimentally validated on the test bed. These new technologies are of immediate interest to NASA, to the aerospace industry, and the commercial sector. I have published several technical papers in national and international conferences.



MFDC Laboratory

Multidisciplinary Flight Dynamics & Control Laboratory within SPACE University Research Center

I am currently working with the MFDC Laboratory, SPACE University Research Center. This laboratory is involved in developing state-of-the-art computing tools and techniques for modeling, control and simulation of high-performance and unusual aircraft of the future. The aircraft examples include airbreathing hypersonic flight vehicle, variable geometry aircraft, reusable launch vehicles, and uninhabited aerial vehicles.





Synergetic Education and Research in Enabling NASA Centered Academic Development of Engineers and Space Scientists

California State University (CSULA), Pasadena City College (PCC), both designated as Minority Serving Institutes (MSIs), and University of Southern California (USC) establish partnerships and exchange/joint programs in space science-related education and researches under the NASA’s Minority University and College Education and Research Partnership Initiative (MUCERPI). The associated activities will be conducted mainly under the technical supports from the CSULA Structures Pointing And Control Engineering (SPACE) Laboratory, that has be sponsored by NASA since 1994, and effective March, 2003, is part of the CSULA University Research Center (URC) sponsored by NASA for the next five years. MUCERPI has a modular organizational structure. Education partnership and Research partnership will be conducted in modules called Educational Component and Research Component, respectively.




MATIES Laboratory

Multimedia Animation Technology Incorporated in Engineering Systems Laboratory



STEER Program

Strengthen Teachers' Education in Engineering and Research

The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) named as STEER (Strengthen Education in Engineering and Research) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is a five-week summer research experience for a group of fourteen middle school, high school, and community college mathematics and science teachers.



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