Petros Voulgaris

Petros Voulgaris

Chair, Founding Aerospace Program Director, and Victor LaMar Lockhart Professor

Before joining UNR in 2020 and since 1991, Professor Petros G. Voulgaris has been a faculty with the Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign holding also appointments with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in the general area of robust and optimal control and coordination of autonomous systems. Dr. Voulgaris is a recipient of several awards including the NSF Research Initiation Award, the ONR Young Investigator Award and the UIUC Xerox Award for research. He has also been a Visiting ADGAS Chair Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE and a Visiting Gaungbiao Chair at Zhejiang University, China. His research has been supported by several agencies including NSF, ONR, AFOSR, NASA. He is also a Fellow of IEEE.

  • Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1986
  • S.M., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988
  • Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991

Research interests

optimal, robust and distributed control and estimation; networked control; autonomous systems; cyberphysical systems; cybersecurity; applications of advanced control methods to engineering practice including, air-vehicle, power, nano-scale, robotic, and structural control systems

Prospective Students

Ph.D. and/or Postdoc opening starting Spring 2020 or Fall 2020. A background in control systems or decision making is desirable. Send your resume and transcripts to Dr. Voulgaris for consideration.