• Professor
Mansour Karkoub

Educational Background

  • HDR, University of Versailles, 2003
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1994
  • M.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1990
  • B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1988

Research Interests

  • Dr. Mansour Karkoub’s teaching and research interests include: Robust Control, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Mechatronics, and Vibration Engineering.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow, The Institute of Engineering Technology
  • Fellow, The Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Distinguished Achievement Award College Level, Texas A&M University, August, 2012.
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, graduating class of 2012, Texas A&M University at Qatar, June 2012.
  • ASME-Petroleum Institute best teacher award, June, 2008.
  • Best teacher award, College of Engineering, Kuwait University, 2001.
  • Best Junior Research Award, Kuwait University, 1999.
  • Recipient of a four-year undergraduate scholarship from the USAID & MHE, Tunisia, 1984-1988.
  • Recipient of the ISWOP graduate fellowship, UMN, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1992-1994.
  • Recipient of a five-year graduate scholarship from the USAID & MHE, Tunisia, 1988-1994.
  • Recipient of the TRUTH Company award for outstanding undergraduate mechanism design, 1987.
  • Member, Tau Beta PI

Selected Publications

  • M. Karkoub, C-C. Weng, , T-S. Wu, W-S. Yu, and M-G. Her, “ Tracking Adaptive Fuzzy Integral Sliding Mode Control for a Train of Self-Balancing Vehicles,” Accepted, International Journal of Dynamics and Control, 2018.
  • H. M. Wu, M. Karkoub and C. L. Hwang, “Hierarchical Variable Structure Control for the Path Following and Formation Maintenance of Multi-Agent Systems,” Accepted, Journal of Robotic and Intelligent Systems, 2018.
  • M. Karkoub, H-M. Wu, and C-L. Hwang, “Hierarchical Robust Nonlinear Control for Trajectory-Tracking of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Subject to Uncertainties Variable,” Ocean Engineering, vol. 145, pp. 188-198, 2017.
  • T-S. Wu, M. Karkoub, “Robust Tracking Control of MIMO Under-Actuated Nonlinear Systems with Dead-Zone Band and Delayed Uncertainty Using an Adaptive Fuzzy Control,” IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 905-918, 2017.
  • D. A. Trevino G., S.M. Dutta, and F. H. Ghorbel, M. Karkoub, 2016, "A Dipole Model of 3-D Magnetic Flux Leakage," Accepted, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.