• TEES Eminent Professor
  • Member National Academy of Engineering
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
  • M.S., University of Alabama, Huntsville, 1970
  • B.S., Clemson University, 1963

Research Interests

    • Interdisciplinary research
    • Tensegrity systems
    • Integrating structure and control design
    • Education
    • System identification, getting models from data 

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Mechanics & Control of Flight Award Recipients
  • 2016 International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Fellow
  • 2015 TEES Distinguished Research Professor
  • 2015 The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, & Science of Texas (TAMEST) Member
  • 2014 TIAS Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University
  • 2014 Member Thomas Green Clemson Academy of Engineering
  • 2012 Member National Academy of Engineering
  • 2011 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award
  • 2005 NASA Appreciation Award for service to the Hubble repair missions
  • 2005 The American Astronautical Society (AAS) Fellow
  • 2003 Distinguished Engineer Award, University Alabama Huntsville