Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
AVC Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nonlinear and adaptive control, distributed parameter systems, delay systems, extremum seeking, and applications to automotive and aerospace systems, energy storage, and biotechnology.
Professor Krstic works on nonlinear, adaptive, and infinite dimensional control theories and many of their applications. He is a co-author of eight books, including the classic Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Design (1995), one of the two most cited research monographs in control theory, the recent single-authored Delay Compensation for Nonlinear, Adaptive, and PDE Systems (Birkhauser, October 2009), and six other books on control of turbulent fluid flows, stochastic nonlinear systems, and extremum seeking. Early in his career he developed controllers for two types of instabilities in jet engines: compressor rotating stall and combustor thermoacoustic oscillations. More recently, he has worked on flow control problems for aerodynamic drag reduction, control problems in fusion reactors, control of magnetohydrodynamic instabilities in plasmas, control of internal combustion engines, and source seeking for autonomous vehicles in GPS-denied environments. His past activities also include control of blade-vortex interaction on helicopter rotors, control of satellites and underwater vehicles, and control of biological and chemical reactors.
Miroslav Krstic received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1994. After two years as assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland, he joined UCSD in 1997. Krstic presently holds the Daniel L. Alspach chair in Dynamic Systems and Control and is the founding director of the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics. Krstic has held the Russell Severance Springer Distinguished Visiting Professorship at UC Berkeley and the Harold W. Sorenson Distinguished Professorship at UC San Diego. He is a recipient of the PECASE, NSF Career, and ONR Young Investigator Awards, as well as the Axelby and Schuck Paper Prizes. Krstic was the first recipient of the UCSD Research Award in the area of engineering. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC and serves as Senior Editor in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Automatica. He has served as Vice President of the IEEE Control Systems Society.
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