• 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: Controls, Robotics, Mechatronics, Vibration Engineering, and Application of AI to mechanical engineering systems. 

Awards & Honors

  • 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, M-G. Her, C-C., Hwang, 2012 “Design of wireless remote monitoring and object tracking robot,” Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 60, No. 2, , Pages 133–142.
  • M. Karkoub, M-G. Her, C-C. Peng, C-C. Huang and M-I. Ho, 2012, “Design and control of a cable-controlled haptic motion simulator,” Robotica, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 709-717.
  • M. Karkoub, M-G. Her, C-C. Huang, 2012, “Development of a Vision Non-Contact Sensing System for Telerobotic Applications,” Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, pp. 1-12.
  • F. Majeed, H. Karki, M. Karkoub, Y. Abdelmagid, 2012, “Modeling by System Identification of a Nonlinear Rotor System with and Un-actuated End,” International Journal of Modeling, Identification and Control, Vol. 17, No. 12, pp.
  • Liao, C-M., B. Balachandran, M. Karkoub, 2011, “Drill-String Dynamics: Reduced-Order Models and Experimental Studies,” ASME Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 133, pp. 041008-1-8.