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Ralph & Catherine Fisher Professor

Director, Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems

Fellow, ASME

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Professor Andrew Alleyne is the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor in the UIUC College of Engineering, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994. He also is the director of the NSF-sponsored Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems. His current research is focused on control theory and applications, and addresses a range of issues within controls: the analysis and design of control systems in a dimensionless framework, advanced motion control through iterative learning control and adaptive feedforward techniques, and robust control approaches to gain-scheduling as they relate to vehicle dynamics, large- and small-scale manufacturing systems and fluid power. Alleyne served as the associate head for undergraduate programs in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering from 2014-15, is a fellow of ASME, a senior member of IEEE, and has earned numerous awards for teaching excellence in both the College of Engineering and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.