Dr. Karolos M. Grigoriadis

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director,Aerospace Engineering Program
                                             University of Houston
                                                   Houston, TX 77204-4792.

 Selected Publications (Full  text - pdf)

 Curriculum Vitae (Printable  Version - pdf)  

 Aerospace Engineering  Graduate Program

 Engine Control Research  Laboratory

 Dynamic Systems Control  Laboratory



Dept. of Mech. Engineering

N207 Engineering Building 1

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77204-4006


Tel : 713-743-4387

Fax: 713-743-4503

Email: karolos@uh.edu



            Dr. Grigoriadis research has been focusing on the development of systematic methods for control systems design subject to practical implementation limitations, such as, time delays, controller order, saturation constraints and fault accommodations. He has worked on multiple research projects sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation, NASA, the U.S. Army, and aerospace and automotive companies. His work on aerospace controlled systems in collaboration with aerospace companies and NASA has been addressing microgravity vibration isolation, control of smart structures, fault-tolerant control of space systems, and integrated design of structural parameters and control gains. His research on automotive engine diagnostics/controls in collaboration with U.S. federal agencies and automotive companies has been on the development of real-time optimizing controllers for engine and exhaust after-treatment to meet future automotive fuel economy and exhaust emission objectives.

          Dr. Grigoriadis has authored or co-authored over 150 journal and proceeding articles, 3 book chapters, and two books (Actuator Saturation Control, Marcel Dekker, New York, 2003, and A Unified Algebraic Approach to Linear Control Design, Taylor & Francis, 1998). He has organized several invited sessions, workshops and short-courses at national and international conferences, and he has been in the Editorial Board of international journals and international conference committees in the systems and controls area. He is the recipient of several national and university awards including a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph Teetor Award, a Bill Cook Scholar Award, a Herbert Allen Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Young Engineer and multiple Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards.


 Loughborough University -  Visiting Professorship

 IASTED Intelligent Control  Systems Conference 2008 -  Conference Chair 


N207, Engineering Building 1,Dept. of Mech. Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4006