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What was your previous position and where?I was a visiting assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
What brought you to LSU?The opportunity to become a tenure-track faculty member and return to the South.
What is your research interest?My overarching interest is in systems and control. More specifically, I’m interested in nonlinear control theory and applications, active bearings, biological and biomedical system modeling, and biomolecular machines.
What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?My goal is to sustain a research program that is internationally recognized and, as such, bring visibility to the mechanical engineering department, LSU and the state of Louisiana. On the teaching front, I hope to have an everlasting, positive impact on the education and professional life of my students.
What do you enjoy most about LSU?The campus atmosphere and the southern hospitality.
What are your major accomplishments?I was the recipient of a National Science Foundation, or NSF, CAREER grant in 2005 for the research titled “Flow-Induced Instability in Rotating Machines: A Nonlinear Systems & Control Perspective.” This is one of NSF’s most prestigious awards, and is given in support of the early career development of scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders.