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Fathi H. Ghorbel
Professor
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Bioengineering
 
e-mail:ghorbel@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering (1985) Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • M.E. Mechanical Engineering (1987) Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (1991) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign
 
Primary Department
   Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Bioengineering
  • Dynamical Systems Group
  • Keck Center for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
  • Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
  • Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
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    Websites
     Ghorbel's web site
     Detailed WWW Site
     
    Research Areas
     Control Theory, Dynamical Systems, Robotics, Biomedical Systems
     
    Teaching Areas
     Control Theory, Dynamical Systems, Robotics, Biomedical Systems
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Dutta, S.M., and Ghorbel, F.H. "A Systematic Method for Measuring Pipe Wall Thickness using a Magnetic Flux Leakage Technique." IEEE Transactions on MagneticsSubmitted

     
     

    Ghorbel, F.H. "On Localization of Robots inside Storage Tanks: Sensor Placement and Error Analysis." In Progress

     
     

    Kchaou, N., Hbiri, I., Triki, O., and Ghorbel, F., "On the Use of Inline Pumps as Thruster Generators For Swimming Robots." In Progress

     
     

    Kharrat, H., Ghorbel, F.H. "Performance Indicies for Thruster Configuration in Swimming Robots." IEEE Transactions on RoboticsIn Progress

     
     

    Kirmizi, M., Ghorbel, F.H., Dabney, J. "Modeling an In-Line Centrifugal Pump as a Thruster for Swimming Robot Actuation." ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and ControlIn Progress

     
     

    Landolsi, F. and Ghorbel, F.H. "Design and Singular Perturbation Control of a Piezotube-Based Nanomanipulator." Nonlinear Dynamics, 83 (2016/January) : 971-981.

     
     
    Landolsi, F. and Ghorbel, F.H., “Modeling of Multi-Sample Nano-Placing,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 137, February, 2015. 
     
     

    Trevino, D.A., Dutta, S.M., and Ghorbel, F.H. "An Improved Dipole Model of 3-D Magnetic Flux Leakage." IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (2015)

     
     

    Trevio, D.A., Ghorbel, F.H. "On Magneto-Optical Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensing." IEEE Transactions on MagneticsIn Progress

     
     
    Ben Hassena, M.A., F. Najar, F., Aydi, B., Choura, S., Ghorbel, F.H., “A New Dynamical Model of Flexible Cracked Wind Turbines for Health Monitoring,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol.135, May, 2013. 
     
     

    Landolsi, F. , Ghorbel, F.H. , Lou, J. , Lu, H. and Sun, Y., "Regular and Reverse Nanoscale Stick-Slip Behavior: Modeling and Experiments,." Applied Surface Science, 256 (2010) : 2577--2582.

     
     

    Landolsi, F. , Ghorbel, F.H., "Design of a Duo-biomorph-based AFM Cantilever Suitable for Nanomanipulation,." Smart Materials and Structures, 19 (6) (2010) : 065028 (9pp).

     
     

    Landolsi, F. , Ghorbel, F.H., and Dick, A.J., "Analysis of the occurrence of stick-slip in AFM-based nano-pushing,." Nonlinear DynamicsSubmitted

     
     

    Landolsi, F. Ghorbel, F.H., and Dabney, J.B. "Friction and Adhesion Coupling during AFM-based Nanomanipulation,." ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control,In Press

     
     

     

     

     
     

    Landolsi, F. and Ghorbel, F.H., "Design of a Piezotube-Based Smart Probe for Nanomanipulation." ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and ControlSubmitted

     
     

    Wang, ZY; Ghorbel, FH "Control of closed kinematic chains using a singularly perturbed dynamics model ." JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 128 (2006/MAR) : 142-151.

     
     

    1. Dabney, J.B., and Ghorbel, F.H. "Enhancing an Advanced Engineering Mechanics Course Using MATLAB and Simulink." The International Journal of Engineering EducationIn Press

     
     

    3. Dutta, S.M., and Ghorbel, F.H. "Differential Hysteresis Modeling of a Shape Memory Alloy Wire Actuator." IEEE/ASME Transactions on MechatronicsIn Press

     
     

    Gandhi, P., and Ghorbel, F.H. "Control of Hysteresis and Kinematic Error Nonlinearities in Harmonic Drives for High Speed Precision Control Applications." Proc. of the IEEE American Control Conference (2004) : 1135?1140.

     
     

    Gandhi, P.S., and Ghorbel, F.H. "High-Speed Precision Tracking with Harmonic Drive Systems Using Integral Manifold Control Design." International Journal of ControlIn Press

     
     

    Gunawardana, R., Ghorbel, F.H., and Wang, Z. "Reduced Model Based Tracking Control of Robots with Closed Kinematic Chains: Analysis and Implementation." IEEE Transactions on Control Systems TechnologyIn Revision

     
     

    Lu, K., Clark, J.W., Ghorbel, F.H., Robertson, C.S., Ware, D.L., Zwischenberger, J.B., and Bidani, A. "Cerebral Autoregulation and Gas Exchange Studied Using A Human Cardiopulmonary Model." AJP: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 286 (2004) : H584 ? H601.

     
     

    Wang, Z., Ghorbel, F.H, and Dabney, J.B. "A Singular Perturbation Approach to the Modeling of Closed Kinematic Chains." ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and ControlSubmitted

     
     

    Zhiyong, W., Ghorbel, F.H., and Dabney, J.B. "On the Domain and Error Characterization in the Singular Perturbation Modeling of Closed Kinematic Chains." Proc. of the IEEE American Control Conference (2004) : 493?498.

     
     

    "A Singular Perturbation Approach to the Control of Closed Kinematic Chains." ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and ControlSubmitted

     
     Articles
     

    Landolsi, F. , Ghorbel, F.H., and Dick, A.J., “Analysis of the occurrence of stick-slip in AFM-based nano-pushing,” Nonlinear Dynamics, Volume 68, Issue 1, Page 177-186, 2012. 

     
     

    Landolsi, F. Ghorbel, F.H., and Dabney, J.B., “Adhesion and Friction Coupling in AFM-based Nano- Pushing,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, In Press. 

     
     

    Landolsi, F. and Ghorbel, F.H.,“Design and Control of a New Nanomanipulator,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control,, (in review). 

     
     

    Dutta, S.M., Ghorbel, F.H., and Stanley, R.K. "Nanoscale Friction Dynamic Modeling." Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (2008) In Revision

     
     

    Landolsi, F., Ghorbel, F.H. , Lou, J., Lu, H. and Sun, Y. "Nanoscale Friction Dynamic Modeling." ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (2008) In Revision

     
     

    Landolsi, F., Ghorbel, F.H., Lou, J., Lu, H. and Sun, Y. "Regular and Reversed Nanoscale Stick-Slip Behavior: Modeling and Experiments." ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (2008) In Revision

     
     

    Yaz EE (Yaz, Edwin E.), Ghorbel FH (Ghorbel, Fathi H.), Burkan R (Burkan, R.), Uzman I (Uzman, I.) "Discussion on: "Application of logarithmic-based parameter and upper bounding estimation rules to adaptive-robust control of robot manipulators"." EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 12 (2) (MAR-APR 2006) : 171-175.

     
     

    Lu, K. , Clark, J.W. Jr., Ghorbel, F.H., Ware, D.L. , Zwischenberger, J.B., and Bidani, A. "Whole-Body Gas Exchange in Human Predicted by a Cardiopulmonary Model." Cardiovascular Engineering, An International Journal, 3(1) (2003) : 1-19.

     
     

    Lu Kun, John W. Clark, F. H. Ghorbel, D.L. Ware, J.B. Zwischenberger, A. Bidani "Analysis of Asphyxia Using A Model of Whole Body Cardiopulmonary Gas Exchange." Journal of Applied PhysiologyIn Revision

     
     

    Prasanna S. Gandhi, F. H. Ghorbel "Closed-Loop Compensation of Kinematic Error in Harmonic Drives for Precision Control Applications." IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 10 (2002) : 759-768.

     
     

    Qian, J., Clark, Jr., J., Lu, K., F. H. Ghorbel, Zwischenberger, J.B., Bidani, A. "A Closed-Loop Model of the Cardiovascular System in Sheep." IEEE Transactions on Biomedical EngineeringSubmitted

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Ben Hassena, M.A., F. Najar, F., Aydi, B., Choura, S., and Ghorbel, F.H. "Validation of a New Structural Health Monitoring Technique of a Wind Turbine Prototype." Proc. of the 12th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, Sfax, Tunisia (March 16-19, 2015)

     
     

    Kchaou, N., Hbiri, I., Triki, O., Maalej, A., and Ghorbel F.H. "Thrust Force Optimization of Inline Pumps." 6th International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Hammamet, Tunisia (20-22 December, 2015)

     
     
    Ben Hassena, M.A., F. Najar, F., Aydi, B., Choura, S., Ghorbel, F.H., “Validation of a New Structural Health Monitoring Technique of a Wind Turbine Prototype” Proc. of the 12th International Multi- Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, March 16–19, 2015 - Sfax, Tunisia 
     
     

    Landolsi, F. , Dabney J.B. and Ghorbel, F.H., "A New AFM Cantilever Design for Manipulation at the Nanoscale,." Proc. of the ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, (September 13-15, 2010) : (8 pages).

     
     

    Landolsi, F. , Dabney J.B. and Ghorbel, F.H., "Control of a Piezotube-Based Smart Nanomanipulator,." Proc. of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (December 15-17, 2010.) : (6 pages) .

     
     

    Dabney, J.B., and Ghorbel, F.H. "Integrating MATLAB and SIMULINK in an Advanced Engineering Mechanics Course." Proc. of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress (2004)

     
     

    Dutta, S.M., Ghorbel, F.H., and Dabney J.B "Dynamic Modeling and Control of Hysteresis in a Shape Memory Alloy Actuator." Proc. of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress (2004)

     
     

    Zhiyong, W. and Ghorbel, F.H. "Control of Closed Kinematic Chains using a Singularly Perturbed Dynamic Model." Proc. of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2004) : 317-322.

     
     Conference papers
     

    Dabney, J., F. H. Ghorbel, Wang, Z. "Modeling Closed Kinematic Chains via Singular Perturbations." Proc. of the 2002 IEEE American Control Conference (2002)

     
     

    Gandhi, P.S., F. H. Ghorbel "Modeling Nonlinearities in Harmonic Drives for Precision Control Applications." Proc. of the 11th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science (2003) Submitted

     
     

    Gandhi, P.S., F. H. Ghorbel, Dabney, J.B. "Modeling, Identification, and Compensation of Friction in Harmonic Drives." Proc. of the 2002 Conference on Decision and Control (2002)

     
     

    Qian, J., J. W. Clark, Jr., Lu, K., F. H. Ghorbel, Zwischenberger, J.B., Bidani, A. "A Closed-Loop Model of the Ovine Cardiovascular System." Proc. of the Second Joint Meeting of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) (2002)

     
     Other
     

    Dutta, S.M., and Ghorbel, F.H., “A Method for Measurement of Pipe Wall Thickness using Magnetic Flux Leakage Signals,” U.S. Patent No. 8134360, Issued 13 March 2012. 

     
     

    Dhaouadi, R., Ghorbel, F.H. "Modeling and Analysis of Hysteresis in Harmonic Drive Gears." Journal of Systems Analysis Modelling SimulationIn Press

     
     

    Dabney, J.B., McCune, J., and Ghorbel, F.H. "Web-based control of the Rice SPENDULAP." the International Journal of Engineering Education, 19 (2003) : 478-486.

     
     

    Dhaouadi, R., Ghorbel, F.H., and Gandhi, P. "A New Dynamic Model of Hysteresis in Harmonic Drives." IEEE Transactions on Industrial ElectronicsIn Press

     
     

    Hall, R. A., Lowry, N. C., and Ghorbel, F.H "Three-Pulse Minimal Fuel Rotations of Axisymmetric Spacecraft Using Reaction Control Thrusters." Proc. of the IEEE American Control Conference (2003/ June)

     
     

    Dabney, J.B., and Ghorbel, F.H. "Using the Rice SPENDULAP as a Testbed for Nonlinear Feedback Control." Proc. of the Tunisian-German Conference on Smart Systems and Devices, Hammamet, Tunisia (27-30 March 2001) : 70-76.

     
     

    Ghorbel, F., Gandhi, P.S., Altpeter, F. "On the Kinematic Error in Harmonic Drive Gears." Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Mechanical Design, 123 (2001) : 90-97.

     
     

    Ghorbel, F.H., Gunawardana, R., Dabney, J.B. "Experimental Validation of A Reduced Model Based Tracking Control of Parallel Robots." Proc. of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Mexico City, Mexico (September 5-7, 2001) : 375-382.

     
     

    Ghorbel, F.H., and Gandhi, P.S. "Modeling and Control of Nonlinear Transmission Attributes in Harmonic Drives." Proc. of the Tunisian-German Conference on Smart Systems and Devices, Hammamet, Tunisia (27-30 March 2001) : 145-152.

     
     

    Lu, K., Clark, J.W., Ghorbel, F.H., Ware, D.L., and Bidani A. "An Integrated Model of the Human Cardiopulmonary System." Proc. of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Istanbul, Turkey (25-28 October, 2001) : 1-3.

     
     

    Lu, K., Clark, J.W., Ghorbel, F.H., Ware, D.L., and Bidani, A. "A Human Cardiopulmonary System Model Applied to the Analysis of the Valsalva Maneuver." American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 281 (2001) : H2661-H2679.

     
     

    Athanasiades, A., Clark Jr., J.W., Ghorbel, F., and Bidani, A. "An Ionic Current Model for Medullary Respiratory Neurons." Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 9 (2000) : 237 -257.

     
     

    Athanasiades, A., Ghorbel, F., Clark Jr., J.W., Niranjan, S.C., Olansen, J., Zwischenberger, J.B., and Bidani, A. "Energy Analysis of a Nonlinear Human Lung Model." Journal of Biological Systems, 8/2 (2000) : 115-139.

     
     

    Dabney, J.B. and Ghorbel, F. "Rice SPENDULAP: A Laboratory Apparatus to Illustrate Key Concepts in Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control." Proceedings of the ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Division,Orlando, FL, Nov 5 - 10 , 1 (2000) : 89 - 96.

     
     

    Dhaouadi, R., Ghorbel, F., and Gandhi, P. "Modeling and Analysis of Hysteresis in Harmonic Drive gears ." Proc. of the 16th IMACS World Congress, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 21-25 (2000)

     
     

    Ghorbel, F., Chetelat, O., Gunawardana, R., and Longchamp, R. "Modeling and Set Point Control of Closed-Chain Mechanisms: Theory and Experiment ." IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 8/5 (2000) : 801-815.

     
     

    Ghorbel, F., and Mark W. Spong "Integral Manifolds of Singularly Perturbed Systems with Application to Rigid-Link Flexible-Joint Multibody Systems ." International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, 35/1 (2000) : 133--155.

     
     

    Ghorbel, F.H. "Research in Robot Motion Control." Proc. of the Workshop on Scientific Research Outlook in the Arab World and the New Millenium: Science and Technology (2000)

     
     

    Olansen, J.B., Clark Jr., J.W., Khoury, D., Ghorbel, F., and Bidani, A. "A Closed-Loop Model of the Canine Cardiovascular System that Includes Ventricular Interaction ." Computers and Biomedical Research, 33 (2000) : 260-295.

     
     

    Olansen, J.B., Ghorbel, F., Clark Jr., and Bidani, A. "Using Virtual Instrumentation to Develop a Modern Biomedical Engineering Laboratory ." The International Journal of Engineering Education, 16/3 (2000) : 244-254.

     
     

    Athanasiades, A., Clark Jr., J.W., Ghorbel, F., and Bidani, A. "An Ionic Current Model for Respiratory Neurons in the Rat vNTS and Guinea Pig Nucleus Ambiguus." Proc. of the 21st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society/The 1999 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1999/Oct. 13-16)

     
     

    Dabney, J.B. and Ghorbel, F. "Illustrating Nonlinear Systems Analysis Concepts Using the Rice SPENDULAP." Proc. of the 1999 American Society for Engineering Education Gulf Southwest Annual Conference (1999/March 7-9)

     
     

    Gandhi, P., and Ghorbel, F. "Closed Loop Compensation of Kinematic Error in Harmonic Drives for Precision Control Applications." Proc. of the IEEE 36th Conference on Decision and Control (1999/Dec. 7-10) : 5368-5370.

     
     

    Ghorbel, F., Chetelat, O., Gunawardana, R., and Longchamp, R. "Modeling and Set Point Control of Closed-Chain Mechanisms: Theory and Experiment." IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (in press)

     
     

    Ghorbel, F., Dabney, J. "A Spherical Pendulum System to Teach Key Concepts in Kinematics, Dynamics, Control, and Simulation." IEEE Transactions on Education, 42-4 (1999/November)

     
     

    Ghorbel, F., and Mark W. Spong "Integral Manifolds of Singularly Perturbed Systems with Application to Rigid-Link Flexible-Joint Multibody Systems." International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, 35-1 (2000-January) : 133-155.

     
     

    Gunawardana, R., and Ghorbel, F. "On the Boundedness of the Hessian of the Potential Energy of Robot Manipulators." Journal of Robotic Systems, 16-11 (1999/November) : 613-625.

     
     

    Gunawardana, R., and Ghorbel, F. "On the Uniform Boundedness of the Coriolis/Centrifugal Terms in the Robot Equations of Motion." International Journal of Robotics and Automation, 14-2 (1999) : 45-53.

     
     

    Niranjan, S.C., Bidani, A., Ghorbel, F., Zwischenberger, J.B.,and Clark Jr., J.W. "Analysis of Inspiratory Waveforms on Pulmonary Blood Flow and Gas Exchange During Mechanical Ventilation." Computers and Biomedical Research, 32 (1999) : 355-390.

     
     

    Olansen, J.B., Clark, J.W., Khoury, D., and Ghorbel, F. "Modeling and Identification of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics in a Closed-Loop Model with Ventricular Interaction." Proc. of the 21st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society/The 1999 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1999/Oct. 13-16)

     
     

    Olansen, J.B., Ghorbel, F., Clark Jr., and Bidani, A. "Using Virtual Instrumentation to Develop a Modern Biomedical Engineering Laboratory." International Journal of Engineering Education (accepted)

     
     

    Altpeter, F., Ghorbel, F., and Longchamp, R. "A Singular Perturbation Analysis of Two Friction Models with Application to a Vertical EDM-Axis." Proc. IFAC Workshop on MOTION CONTROLMOTION CONTROL (Sept 21-23, 1998) : pp. 7-12.

     
     

    Altpeter, F., Ghorbel, F., and Longchamp, R. "Relationship Between Two Friction Models: A Singular Perturbation Approach." IEEE 37th Conference on Decision and Control (December 16 - 18, 1998)

     
     

    Ghorbel, F., Chetelat, O., Gunawardana, R., and Longchamp, R. "Modeling and Set Point Control of Closed-Chain Mechanisms: Theory and Experiment." IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (Accepted for publication)

     
     

    Ghorbel, F., Chetelat, O., and Longchamp, R. "On the Modeling and Control of Closed-Chain Mechanisms." Proc. of the IMACS/IEEE International Conference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications (April 1-4, 1998)

     
     

    Ghorbel, F., Srinivasan, B., and Spong., M.W. "On the Uniform Boundedness of the Inertia Matrix of Serial Robot Manipulators." Journal of Robotic Systems, Vol. 15, No.1 (January 1998) : pp. 17--28.

     
     

    Ghorbel, F., and Spong, M.W. "Integral Manifolds of Singularly Perturbed Systems with Application to Rigid-Link Flexible-Joint Multibody Systems." International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics (Accepted for publication)

     
     

    Gunawardana, R., and Ghorbel, F. "On the Uniform Boundedness of the Coriolis/Centrifugal Terms in the Robot Equations of Motion." International Journal of Robotics & Automation (Accepted for publication)

     
     

    Olansen, J.B., Ghorbel, F., Clark Jr., J.W., Deyo, D., Zwischenberger,J.B., and Bidani, A. "An Automated LabVIEW-Based Data Acquisition System forAnalysis of Pulmonary Function." Journal of Clinical Engineering (July/August 1998) : pp. 279--287.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Papers
     

    "A Closed-Loop Model of the Ovine Cardiovascular System." The Second Joint Meeting of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Houston, Texas. (October 23-26, 2002) With Qian, J., Clark, J.W., Lu, K., Ghorbel, F., Zwischenberger, J.B., and Bidani, A.

     
     

    "Modeling, Identification, and Compensation of Friction in Harmonic Drives." 2002 Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, Nevada. (December 11, 2002) With Gandhi, P.S., and Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     

    "Power and Locomotion of a Millirobotic Crawler." TSS International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Hammamet, Tunisia. (March 18-20, 2002) With Dabney, J.B., and Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Robotics, Historical Perspective and Current Challenges." The TSS International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Hammamet, Tunisia. (March 18-20, 2002) With Dabney, J.B., Ghorbel, F.H., O'Malley, M.K.

     
     

    "Web-based Mechatronics: New applications in Science and Engineering." The Second Symposium on Scientific Research Outlook In the Arab World, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (24-27 March, 2002) With Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     Keynote Speaker
     
    Ghorbel, F.H., Keynote Speach: "Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Robotics," North American Tunisian Engineers Group (NATEG) Days, Center Jamoussi, July 31– August 1-2, 2014, Sfax, Tunisia 
     
     

    Ghorbel, F.H., "Robotics: Past, Present and Future," Keynote Talk at the Inauguration of the Research Center at the Technopole, July 7, 2013, Sfax, Tunisa.

     
     Lectures
     

    A series of lectures on Robotics presented at Ecole National d'Ingenieurs- Sfax, Tunisia, in March, June, November, 2014

     
     

    A series of lectures on Robotics presented at Ecole National d'Ingenieurs- Sfax, Tunisia, in March, June, November, 2012

     
     Other
     

    "A Mathematical Model of the Human Cardiopulmonary System ." Nineteenth Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research , Houston, TX. (February 8-9, 2001) With Lu, K., Clark, J.W., Ghorbel, F.H., and Bidani, A.

     
     

    "An Integrated Model of the Human Cardiopulmonary System ." 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Istanbul, Turkey. (25-28 October, 2001) With Lu, K., Clark, J.W., Ghorbel, F.H., Ware, D.L., and Bidani A.

     
     

    "Experimental Validation of A Reduced Model Based Tracking Control of Parallel Robots." the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Mexico City, Mexico. (September 5-7, 2001) With Ghorbel, F.H., Gunawardana, R., Dabney, J.B.

     
     

    "Modeling and Control of Nonlinear Transmission Attributes in Harmonic Drives ." Presented at the Tunisian-German Conference on Smart Systems and Devices, Hammamet, Tunisia. (27-30 March 2001) With Ghorbel, F.H., and Gandhi, P.S.

     
     

    "Using the Rice SPENDULAP as a Testbed for Nonlinear Feedback Control ." Tunisian-German Conference on Smart Systems and Devices, Hammamet, Tunisia. (27-30 March 2001) With Dabney, J.B., and Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     

    "A Model of the Human Cardiopulmonary System." The Eighteenth Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research , (February, 10-11, 2000) With Lu, K., Olansen, J., Clark Jr. , J.W., Ghorbel, F.H., and Bidani, A.,

     
     

    "Closed Loop Pacing: Can Cardiovascular System Models be Used as Conceptual Testbeds for Design?." The Eighteenth Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research , Houston, TX. (February, 10-11, 2000) With Clark Jr., J.W., Alfrey, K., Lu, K., Olansen, J.B., Ghorbel, F., Bidani, A., Andersen, M.C., and Kunze, D.L.

     
     

    "Modeling and Analysis of Hysteresis in Harmonic Drive gears." The 16th IMACS World Congress, Lausanne, Switzerland. (August 21-25, 2000) With Dhaouadi, R., Ghorbel, F., and Gandhi, P.

     
     

    "Neural Regulation of Respiration: A Modeling Approach ." The Eighteenth Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, (February 10-11, 2000) With Athanasiades, A., Clark Jr. , J.W., Ghorbel, F.H., and Bidani, A.

     
     

    "Research in Control Systems, Robotics, and Biomedical Systems at Rice University." (invited seminar), The American University of Sharjah, UAE. (Nov. 1, 2000) With Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     

    "Research in Robot Motion Control." Workshop on Scientific Research Outlook in the Arab World and the New Millenium: Science and Technology, University of Sharjah, UAE. (April 24-26, 2000) With Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     

    "Rice SPENDULAP: A Laboratory Apparatus to Illustrate Key Concepts in Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control." The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, Florida, (November 5-10, 2000) With Dabney, J.B. and Ghorbel, F.

     
     

    "Singular Perturbation Methods in Nonlinear Modeling and Control." Short Course, Ecole National d'Ingenieur-Sfax,, Tunisia. (March 6-14, 2000) With Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     

    "An Ionic Current Model For Respiratory Neurons in the Rat Ventral Nucleus Tractus Solitarii." The 17th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX. (February 11-12, 1999) With A. Athanasiades, A., J.W. Clark, and A. Bidani

     
     

    "An Ionic Current Model for Respiratory Neurons in the Rat vNTS and Guinea Pig Nucleus Ambiguus." The 21st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society/The 1999 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Atlanta, GA. (October 13-16, 1999) With Athanasiades, A., Clark Jr., J.W., and Bidani, A.

     
     

    "Closed Loop Compensation of Kinematic Error in Harmonic Drives for Precision Control Applications." the IEEE 36th Conference on Decision and Control, Phoenix, Arizona. (December 7-10, 1999) With Gandhi, P.

     
     

    "Illustrating Nonlinear Systems Analysis Concepts Using the Rice SPENDULAP." the 1999 American Society for Engineering Education Gulf Southwest Annual Conference, Dallas, TX. (March 7-9, 1999) With Dabney, J.B.

     
     

    "Integration of Classical Biomedical Experimentation with Modern Data Acquisition and Analysis." The 17th Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX. (February 11-12, 1999) With J.B. Olansen, F. Ghorbel, and J.W. Clark

     
     

    "Modeling and Identification of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics in a Closed-LoopModel with Ventricular Interaction." The 21st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicineand Biology Society/The 1999 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical EngineeringSociety, Atlanta, GA. (October 13-16, 1999) With Olansen, J.B., Clark, J.W., and Khoury, D.

     
     

    "A Singular Perturbation Analysis of Two Friction Models with Application to a Vertical EDM-Axis." IFAC Workshop on MOTION CONTROL, Grenoble, France. (September 1998) With Altpeter, F., and Longchamp, R.

     
     

    "Analysis of Inspiratory Waveforms on Pulmonary Blood Flow and Gas Exchange During Mechanical Ventilatio." Sixteenth Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX. (April 1998) With Niranjan, S.C, Bidani, A., Zwischenberger, J.B., and Clark Jr., J.W.

     
     

    "Combining Data Acquisition and Analysis of Pulmonary Function using LabVIEW-Based Algorithms." Sixteenth Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX. (April 1998) With Olansen, J.B., J.W. Clark Jr., Deyo, D., and Bidani, A.

     
     

    "Nonlinear Modeling of Human Lung Tissue." Sixteenth Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX. (April 1998) With Athanasiades A., Olansen, J.B., Clark, Jr., J.W., Niranjan S.C., Zwinschenberger J.B., and Bidani A.

     
     

    "On the Modeling and Control of Closed-Chain Mechanisms." IMACS/IEEE International Conference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications, Nabeul-Hammamet, Tunisia. (April 1998) With Chetelat, O., and Longchamp, R.

     
     

    "On the Modeling and Control of Nonlinear Transmission Attributes in Harmonic Gear Transmission Systems." Innovations'98, Gilruth Center, NASA/Johnson Spapce Center, Houston, TX. (March 1998) With Gandhi, P.S.

     
     

    "Perspectives on Living as an International Student/Scholar in the United States." Luncheon speech to incoming International graduate students during International Graduate Student Orientation, Rice University. (August 24, 1998)

     
     

    "Relationship Between Two Friction Models: A Singular Perturbation Approach." the IEEE 37th Conference on Decision and Control, Tampa, Florida. (December 16 - 18, 1998) With Altpeler, F. and Longchomp, R.

     
     Posters
     

    "A Closed-loop Model of Human Gas Exchange." The Second Joint Meeting of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Houston, Texas. (October 23-26, 2002) With Lu, K., Clark, J. W., Ghorbel, F. H., Ware, D. L., and Bidani, A.

     
     Workshops
     

    "Control of Closed Kinematic Chains using a Singularly Perturbed Dynamic Model." IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. (December 14-17) With Wang, Z., Ghorbel, F.H

     
     

    "Control of Hysteresis and Kinematic Error Nonlinearities in Harmonic Drives for High Speed Precision Control Applications." IEEE American Control Conference, Boston. (June 2004) With Gandhi, P., and Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     

    "Dynamic Modeling and Control of Hysteresis in a Shape Memory Alloy Actuator." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Anaheim, California. (November 2004) With Dutta, S.M., Ghorbel, F.H., and Dabney J.B.

     
     

    "Integrating MATLAB and SIMULINK in an Advanced Engineering Mechanics Course." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Anaheim, California. (November 2004) With Dabney, J.B., and Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     

    "On the Domain and Error Characterization in the Singular Perturbation Modeling of Closed Kinematic Chains." IEEE American Control Conference, Boston. (June 2004) With Wang, Z., Ghorbel, F.H, and Dabney, J.B.

     
     

    co-author.  "Cerebral Autoregulation and Gas Exchange Studied Using A Human Cardiopulmonary Model." 21st Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston. (February, 2002) With Lu, K., Clark, J.W., Robertson, C.S., Ware, D.L., Zwischenberger, J.B., and Bidani, A.

     
     

    Co-author.  "Three-Pulse Minimal Fuel Rotations of Axisymmetric Spacecraft Using Reaction Control Thrusters." IEEE American Control Conference, Denver. (June 4-6, 2003) With Hall, R. A., Lowry, N. C.

     
     

    "A Millirobotic Crawler for Pipe Inspection." Innovations 2002, University of Houston, Clear Lake. (May 16, 2002) With Dabney, J.B., and Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     

    "Adaptive Tracking Control of the Rice Planar Delta Robot." Innovations 2002, University of Houston, Clear Lake. (May 16, 2002) With Wang, Z., and Ghorbel, F.H.

     
     

    "Hysteresis and its Modeling." Innovations 2002, University of Houston, Clear Lake. (May 16, 2002) With Dutta, S., Ghorbel, F.H., and Dabney, J.B.

     
     

    "Web-based Control of the Rice SPENDULAP." Innovations 2002, University of Houston, Clear Lake. (May 16, 2002) With McCune, J., Ghorbel, F.H., Dabney, J.B.

     
    Editorial Positions
     Other, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. (2010 - 2010)

     Associate Editor, IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board. IEEE. (2012 - 2012)

     Associate Editor, IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board. IEEE. (1997 - 1997)

     Member of the Editorial Board, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. IEEE. (2012 - 2012)

     Associate Editor, IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board. (1997 - 2015)

     Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. IEEE. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. (2003 - 2003)

     Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. (2002 - 2002)

     Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. ASME. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. IEEE. (2003 - 2003)

     Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements, and Control. ASME. (2002 - 2002)

     Member of the Editorial Board, IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board. IEEE. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board. IEEE. (2003 - 2003)

     Associate Editor, IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board (for ACC and CDC Conferences). IEEE. (2002 - 2002)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Remzi Artar, M.S. Dynamical Analysis and Control of Longitudinal Electromagnetic Levitation. (2002) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Junhui Qian, M.S. x. (2002) (Committee Member)

     Kimberly Daniel, M.S. y. (2002) (Committee Member)

     Kun Lu, Ph.D. Human Whole-Body Gas Exchange and Cerebral Autoregulation Studied using A Cardiopulmonary Model. (2003) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Liang Sun, Ph.D. xyz. (2003) (Committee Member)

     Joshua McCune, M.S. Web-based Control of the Rice SPENDULAP: A Web-enabled Telemechatronic System. (2003) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Nathan Lowry, M.S. A Three-Pulse Algorithm for Minimum-Fuel Rotational Maneuvers. (2003) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Chris Bartley, M.S. M.S.. (2004) (Committee Member)

     Abhishek Gupta, M.S. M.S.. (2004) (Committee Member)

     Dutta, Sushant, M.S. Dynamic Hysteresis Modeling and Applications. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Wang, Zhiyong, Ph.D. Modeling and Control of Closed Kinematic Chains: A Singular Perturbation Approach. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Emilie Kopp, MS-Thesis “Open Architecture for Haptic Interfaces: FPGA, Real-time Operating Systems and Graphical Programming”. (2006) (Committee Member)

     Indra Tjahjono, MS-Thesis "An Analytical Model for Near Infrared Light Heating of a Slab by Embedded Gold Nanoshells". (2006) (Committee Member)

     Fakhreddine Landolsi, Ph.D. Mechanical Nanomanipulation. (2010) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     David Trevino, M.S. Modeling and Interpretation of Magnetic Flux Leakage Signals. (2012) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Imen Hbiri, M.S. Dynamics of Quadrators. (2013) (Co-Director)

     Emna Bouattour, M.S. Control of Quadrators. (2013) (Co-Director)

     Islem Megdich, M.S. Localization and Mapping of Swimming Robots in Oil Storage Tanks. (2013) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Wissem Jellouli, M.S. Magneto-Optical Sensing of Magnetic Flux Leakage. (2013) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     David Trevino, Ph.D. Magnetic Flux Leakage: Modeling and Defect Detection. (2014) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Wissem JALLOULI, Master of Science Hall Effect and Magneto Optical MFL Sensing. (2014) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Islem Megdiche, Master of Science Localization of a swimming robot in a cylindrical above-ground tank. (2014) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Issam Ben Moallem, M.S. Robotic MFL Techniques for External Pipe Inspection. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Olfa Ghorbel, Ph.D. Dynamics and Control of Swimming Robots in Oil Storage Tanks. (2015) (Co-Director)

     Joshua Mehling, Doctor of Philosophy Impedance Control Approaches for Series Elastic Actuators. (2015) (Committee Member)

     David Trevino Garcia, Doctor of Philosophy Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensing: Modeling and Experiments. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Issam Ben Moallem, Master of Science Magnetic Flux Leakage System for External Robotic Inspection of Oil and Gas Pipelines. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Youssef Ben Dhiab, M.S. Magneto-Optical Methods for Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensing. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Mohamed Amine Ben Hassana, Ph.D. Modeling and Defect Detection in Wind Turbine Blades. (2015) (Co-Director)

     Hmaida Mehdi, Ph.D. Rehabilitation Robotics. (2015) (Co-Director)

     Houssem Kharrat, MS Optimization of Thruster Conguration for Swimming Robots. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Houssem Kharrat, Master of Science Optimization of Thruster Configuration for Swimming Robots. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     David Trevino, Ph.D. Robotic Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensing: Hall Effect and Magneto-Optical Techniques. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Mehmet Kirmizi, M.S. Modeling In-Line Pumps for Swimming Robotic Actuation. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Edward Artz, Master of Science Myoelectric Control of a Robotic Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation. (2015) (Committee Member)

     Hsuan Chang, MME Modeling and Control of Quadrotors. (2016) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Ali Karalomlu, M.S. Modeling and Control of Bi-Directional Pumps for Swimming Robot Actuation. (2016) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Aykut Ersen, M.S. Kinematics and Dynamics of In-Pipe Robots. (2016) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Christopher Wills, Ph.D. -. (2017) (Co-Director)

     Chad Rose, Master of Science Hardware- versus Human-centric Assessment of Rhabilitaiton Robots. (Committee Member)

     Ali Karamolu, Master of Science TBA. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Aaron Atzil, Master of Science Analytical investigation of vibration attenuation with a nonlinear tuned mass damper . (Committee Member)

     Mehmet Kirmizi, Master of Science Modeling and Analysis of an In-line Pump Jet Thruster for Swimming . (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Da Wang, Master of Science TBA. (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Visiting Schlumberger Chair in Mechatronics and Robotics, Schlumberger (2007-present)

     Member of High-Level Committee for Sciences and Technology, Tunisian Government (2010-present)

     Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2015)

     Member of the Innovation Scientific Council of TELNET, TELNET INC. France, Tunisia (2010-present)

     Named one of Baker College's Best Professors, Baker College (November 2012)

     Visiting Schlumberger Chair in Mechatronics and Robotics, Schlumberger (2007-present)

     Board Member Emeritus, the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (2008)

     Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Chair: Tecnical Committee on Robotics and Automation. Member: Control Systems Society; Robotics and Automation Society; Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,

     Session Chair, The 10th IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Mexico City, Mexico (September, 2001)

     Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Chair: Biomechanical Systems Panel. Member: Adaptive and Optimal Control Panel, Robotics Panel, System Theory Panel,

     Member, Review Panel, National Science Foundation (May, 2001)

     Founding Member, Member of the Board of Directors, The Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF)

     Finance Chair and Board Member , Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

     Member, The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

     Member, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)

     Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

     Member, International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

     Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

     Member, Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology

     Publicity Chair, The 10th IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Mexico City, Mexico (September 2001)

     Finance Chair, The 2002 International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (October 27-30, 2002)

     ASME Representative, and Member, Program Committee, The 2002 IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Anchorage, Alaska, USA (May 8-10, 2002)

     Poster Chair, Nineteenth Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX (Feb. 8-9, 2001)

     Member, International Program Committee , Workshop on Scientific Research Outlook in the Arab World and the New Millenium: Science and Technology, University of Sharjah, UAE (April 24-26, 2000)

     Conference Session Chair, Workshop on Scientific Research Outlook in the Arab World and the New Millenium: Science and Technology, University of Sharjah, UAE, April 24-26, 2000

     Conference Session Chair, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, (IMECE) Orlando, Florida, November 6-20, 2000.

     Symposium Co-organizer, Symposium on Dynamics, Control, and Design of Biomedical Systems,, The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, Florida (November 5-10, 2000)

     Conference Chair , The 14th TSS Annual Conference, Al-Marsa, Tunisia (July 27, 2000)

     Poster Chair , Eighteenth Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX (Feb. 8-9, 2000)

     Poster Chair , Nineteenth Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX (Feb. 8-9, 2001)

     Publicity Chair, the 10th IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Mexico City, Mexico (August 2001)

     Member, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

     Medal of `Order of National Merit in the Field of Education and Sciences' by order of the President of Tunisia,

     Founding Member and Member of the Board of Directors, The Arab Scienceand Technology Foundation (ASTF)

     President, The Tunisian Scientific Society

     Member, Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology,

     Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE),

     Member, International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED),

     Member, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC),

     Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Chair: Tecnical Committee on Robotics and Automation. Member: Control Systems Society; Robotics and Automation Society; Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,

     Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Chair: Biomechanical Systems Panel. Member: Adaptive and Optimal Control Panel, Robotics Panel, System Theory Panel. ,

     Symposium Organizer , Workshop on Scientific Research Outlook in the Arab World and the New Millenium: Science and Technology, University of Sharjah, UAE (April 24-26, 2000)

     Finance Chair, The 2002 International Symposium on Intelligent Control. (2002)

     Chair: Poster Session, Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research (February 2000, Houston, TX)

     Symposium Organizer, The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (Nashville, November 1999)

     Member, Conference Review Committee, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (Nashville, November 1999)

     Member, International Program Committee, The 8th IEEE Conference on Control Applications (Hawaii, USA, August 1999)

     Publicity Chair, The 10th IEEE Conference on Control Applications (August 2001, Mexico City, Mexico)

     Conference Co-Chair, The 13th TSS Annual Conference (July 1999, Tunis, Tunisia)

     Board Member, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

     Executive Committee Member (Scientific Coordinator), Tunisian Scientific Society (TSS)

     Member, Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology

     Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

     Member, International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

     Member, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)

     Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

     Associate Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

     Conference Session Co-Chair, The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (Nashville, Tennessee, 14-19 November, 1999)

     Conference Session Chair, The 38th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Phoenix, Arizona, 7-10 December, 1999)

     Conference Session Chair, The 21st Annual Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology (Atlanta, GA, Oct. 13-16, 1999)

     Chair, International Program Committee, International Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence on Artificial and Computational Intelligence for Decision, Control and Automatio (March 2000, Monastir, Tunisia)

    Positions Held
     Member, Innovation Scientific Council, TELNET, INC.. (2012 - 2012)

     Member, Comite de Haut niveau pour les Sciences et la Technologie, Tunisian Government. (2010 - 2015)

     Member, High-Level Committee for Sciences and Technology - Tunisia. (2010 - 2010)

     Member, Innovation Scientific Council of TELNET, a technology company based in France and Tunisia. . (2010 - 2010)

     Member, ASME. (1987 - 2015)

     Visiting Schlumberger Chair in Mechatronics and Robotics, Schlumberger. (2010 - 2010)

     Member, Comite de Haut niveau pour les Sciences et la Technologie, Tunisian Government. (2010 - 2016)

     Founding Member, Board of Directors Member, Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) . (2000 - 2015)

     Member, Comite de Haut niveau pour les Sciences et la Technologie, Tunisian Government. (2010 - 2010)

     Fellow, ASME. (2015 - 2015)

     Senior Member, IEEE. (1987 - 2015)

     Member, Comite de Haut niveau pour les Sciences et la Technologie, Tunisian Government. (2012 - 2012)

     Member, Innovation Scientific Council, TELNET, INC.. (2010 - 2014)

     Vice President, Founding Member, Tunisian Competencies Abroad (TCA) Organization. (2013 - 2015)

     Founding and Board Member, The Arab Science and Technology Foundation. (2004 - 2004)

     Founding and Board Member, The Arab Science and Technology Foundation. (2003 - 2003)