Applied Nonlinear Controls Lab

People

Current Graduate Students

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Muhammad Awais Rafique

Ph.D. Student, Jan. 17 - present


Amir Moeini

Ph.D. Student, Sep. 16 - present
Co-supervisor: Prof. Q. Zhao


Kenny Leung

M.Sc. Student, Sep. 15 - present


Jiahao Kou

M.Sc. Student, Jan. 15 - present
Topic: Sensorless control of Brushless DC motors


Geoff Fink

Ph.D. Student, Sep. 12 - present
Co-supervisor: Prof. M. Jagersand


Ning Cao

Ph.D. Student, Sep. 11 - present


Past Postdoctoral Fellows

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Romeo Tatsambon

May 11 - Jun. 13
Topic: Vision-based navigation and control of helicopter UAVs
Co-supervisor: Prof. M. Jagersand


Nikolaos Vitzilaios

Jul. 11 - Nov. 12
Topic: Vision-based navigation and control of helicopter UAVs
Present Position: Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Mechatronics, Kingston University, School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering London, UK


Past Graduate Students

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Hui Xie

Ph.D. Student, Sep. 11 - Jan. 16
Ph.D. Topic: Dynamic visual servoing of rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicles
Present Position: see Hui's Linkedin


Lianfeng Hou

M.Sc. Student, Sep. 11 - Sep. 15
M.Sc. Topic: Vision-Aided Inertial Navigation System Design for Indoor Quadrotors
Present Position: Research and Development Engineer, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science, Shenyang, China


Bryan Godbolt

Ph.D. Student, July 09 - Sep. 13
Ph.D. Topic: Experimental Nonlinear Control of a Helicopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Present Position: see Bryan's Linkedin


Rasoul Milasi

Ph.D. Student, Sep. 06 - Sep. 12
Co-supervisor: Prof. Y. Li
Ph.D. Topic: Adaptive and Nonlinear Control of a Voltage Source Converter
Present Position: see Rasoul's Linkedin profile


Martin Barczyk

Ph.D. Student, Sep. 06 - Jan. 12
Ph.D. Topic: Nonlinear State Estimation and Modeling of a Helicopter UAV
Present Position: Assistant Professor, Dept Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


Hasitha Senanayake

M.Eng. Student, Jul. 10 - Sep. 11
M.Eng. Topic: RTOS development for a UAV
Present Position: see Hasitha's Linkedin


Ning Xu

M.Sc. Student, Sep. 08 - Sep. 10
M.Sc. Topic: Nonlinear Control of a Voltage Source Converter
Present Position: Automation Engineer, Power Electronics Department, Petrochina Kunlun Gas Ltd., China


Karla Kvaternik

M.Sc. Student, Sep. 07 - May 09
M.Sc. Topic: Nonlinear Output Feedback Control
Present Position: see Karla's Linkedin profile


Michael Jost

Dipl.-Ing. Student, Nov. 08 - May 09
Co-supervisor: Kim Listmann
Studienarbeit Topic: Magnetometer Modelling and Servomotor Identification for a Helicopter UAV
Present Position: Dr.-Ing. cand., Fakultaet f. Maschinenbau, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum. See Michael's ResearchGate page.


David Kastelan

M.Sc. Student, Sep. 04 - Mar. 09
M.Sc. Topic: Design and Implementation of a GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System for a Helicopter UAV
Present Position: Dr.-Ing. Student, Universitaet des Saarlandes, Lehrstuhl fuer Systemtheorie und Regelungstechnik


Chris Forbrich

M.Sc. Student, Sep. 05 - Nov. 08
M.Sc. Topic: Modelling of a Self-bearing Motor
Present Position: Telecommunications Engineer, ATCO Electric, Edmonton, AB


Yebin Wang

Ph.D. Student, Sep. 03 - Sep. 08
Present Position:Member Research Scientist, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. Topic: Nonlinear Observer Design
Present Position: Yebin's current web link


Thomas Grochmal

Ph.D. Student, Sep. 03 - Aug. 08
Ph.D. Topic: Modeling and Control of Active Magnetic Bearings and Self-Bearing Motors
Present Position: see Tom's Linkedin profile


Juan Fandino

M.Sc. Student, Jul. 06 - Jul. 08
M.Sc. Topic: Navigation of a Helicopter UAV
Present Position: GPS Systems Engineer, NovAtel Inc., Calgary, AB


Katharina Holstein

Dipl.-Ing. Student, Apr. 07 - Sep. 07
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. rer. nat Dietrich Flockerzi
Studienarbeit Topic: Modeling and Control of a Helicopter UAV
Present Position:Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation, Magdeburg, Germany. See Katharina's ResearchGate page.


Kim Listmann

Dipl.-Ing. Student (TU Dresden), May. 06 - Dec. 06
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Joachim Rudolph
Dipl.-Ing. Thesis Topic: Nonlinear control of a helicopter UAV
Present Position: ABB Forschungszentrum, Ladenburg, Germany
Notes: Kim finished his Dr.-Ing. degree in Controls at TU-Darmstadt. Kim's Dr.-Ing. web site


Edward Song

M.Sc. Student, Sep. 04 - Nov. 06
Co-supervisor: Prof. V. Dinavahi
M.Sc. Topic: Control of a Power Converter
Present Position: Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire, Dept Electrical and Computer Engineering


Cesar Aguilar

M.Sc. Student, Sep. 03 - Aug. 05
M.Sc. Topic: Nonlinear Control of a Two-input Satellite
Present Position: Assistant Professor, State University of New York, New York, NY


Martin Barczyk

M.Sc. Student, Sep. 03 - Aug. 05
Co-supervisor: Prof. T. Chen
M.Sc. Topic: Flatness-based Control of Flexible Beam Systems
Present Position: Assistant Professor, Dept Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


Hu Kou

M.Eng. Student, Sep. Jul. 03 - 5/05
Present Position: Mechanical Engineer, Morrison Hershfield Ltd., Edmonton, AB
M.Sc. Topic: Sensorless Control of PMSM


Soon Chung

M.Sc. Student, Sep. 02 - Aug. 05
Co-supervisor: Prof. C.R. Koch
M.Sc. Topic: Nonlinear Control of Internal Combustion Solenoid Valves
Present Position: Engineer, National Oilwell Varco - Rig Solutions, Edmonton, AB


Carsten Collon

Dipl.-Ing. Student (TU-Dresden), Apr. 04 - Nov. 04
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Joachim Rudolph
Studienarbeit Thesis Topic: Magnetic Bearing PWM Amplifier Development and Control
Present Position: Head of Systems Engineering, Younicos AG, Berlin, Germany
Notes: Carsten completed his Dr.-Ing. degree at TU-Dresden


Tee Hien Koh

M.Eng. Student, Sep. 02 - Dec. 03
M.Eng. Topic: Modelling and Nonlinear Control of a 5-axis AMB


Past Research Associates

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Florian Kaumanns

CTL Research Award, Jan. 16 - Apr. 16
Topic: Development of servomotor lab apparatus (ECE 360: Control Systems I)
Present Position: M.Sc. candidate in ECE 


Past Undergraduate Students

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Mohamad Yassin

Dean's Research Award, Jan. 16 - Apr. 16
Topic: Attitude control of a quadrotor


Logan Rouleau

NSERC USRA, May 13 - Sep. 13
Topic: Computer Vision for Aerial Robotic Applications
Present Position: see Logan's Linkedin profile


Aakash Vasudevan

Dean's Research Award, Sep. 11 - Apr. 12
Topic: QNX Autopilot Development


Dan Sirbu

Dean's Research Award, Sep. 08 - Jan. 09
Topic: Lyapunov Stability Analysis
Present Position: see Dan's Linkedin


Dan Sirbu

NSERC USRA, May 08 - Sep. 08
Topic: UAV takeover board
Present Position: see Dan's Linkedin


Prem Eruvbetine

Dean's Research Award, Jan. 07 - Apr. 07
Topic: UAV Interfacing
Present Position: Business Analyst Eight Leaves Media, Edmonton, AB


Hieu Tran

Summer Researcher, Jun. 05 - Sep. 05
Topic: MATLAB Animations
Present Position: Real Time System Analyst, Altalink, Calgary, AB


Chris Frobrich

Summer Researcher, Jul. 08 - Sep. 08
Topic: Analog Controller Development
Present Position:Telecommunications Engineer, ATCO Electric, Edmonton, AB


David Kastelan

Summer Researcher, Jun. 04 - Sep. 04
Topic: Development of an Autonomous Helicopter
Present Position: Dr.-Ing. Student, Universitaet des Saarlandes, Lehrstuhl fuer Systemtheorie und Regelungstechnik


Nick Wakefield

NSERC USRA, May 04 - Sep. 04
Topic: Real-Time Nonlinear Control of a PMSM
Present Position: Ph.D. Student, Universty of Alberta


Lee Fischer

NSERC USRA, May 04 - Sep. 04
Topic: Modelling of an Autonomous Helicopter
Present Position: Dr.-Ing. Student, TU-Denmark


Michael Quong

NSERC USRA, May 04 - Sep. 04
Topic: Identification and Control of Solenoid Actuator
Present Position: M.Sc. Student, Universty of Alberta


Nick Wakefield

NSERC USRA, May 03 - Sep. 03
Topic: Amplifer Design and Analysis for AMBs
Present Position: Ph.D. Student, Universty of Alberta


Rob Powell

NSERC USRA, May 02 - Sep. 02
Topic: Observer Design for a MAGLEV system


Becky Young

NSERC USRA, Sep. 01 - Jan. 01
Topic:Nonlinear Adaptive Control of a SRM


Fran Tejada

NSERC USRA, Sep. 01 - Jan. 01
Topic: Nonlinear Adaptive Control of a SRM


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