Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Department Head, Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University

Research Interests
Development of Intelligent Rollover Warning and Control Systems for Tractor-Semitrailers, TAMU-CONACyT Collaborative Program, Sept. 1, 2002 - August 31 - 2003.

Development of System for Identifying Road Surface Condition using Free Space Optics, Texas Transportation Institute, Sept. 1, 2002 - August 31, 2003 (with R. Lytton as Co-PI.)

High Availability Automation Needs Analysis and Technology Assessment for Ultradeepwater E&P Operations, Research Partnership for Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), May 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003 (with Alex Parlos as Co-PI.)

Condition Based Monitoring for the H-60 Aircraft, Joint Council on Aging Aircraft (JCAA), June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005, (joint project with Georgia Institute of Technology.)

Awards & Honors
IEEE Best Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, December 2001.
B.P. Amoco Award for Teaching Excellence, October 2001.
Bechtel Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering, 2000-2001.
NASA Faculty Fellow, Ames Research Center, Summer 2000.
Boeing A.D. Welliver Fellow, Summer 1999.

Education
Ph.D.Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
M.Sc.Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1980

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University