Gordon Parker

Gordon G. Parker

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  • John and Cathi Drake Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

Biography

Professor Parker specializes in dynamic system modeling and control. His application areas include land, air, space, and sea with recent funding from ONR, NAVSEA, DARPA, AFOSR and ARL. Recent projects focus on model predictive control for thermal/electrical energy management, machine learning control of wave energy converters and unpiloted underwater vehicles and survivability-optimal control of surface vessels. Prior to his position at Michigan Tech he worked for four years at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque on a variety of vibration control applications and three years at General Dynamics Space Systems on guidance and control of launch vehicles.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Nonlinear Controls
  • Mechatronics
  • Microgrids

Research Interests

  • Control system design
  • Methods for correlating nonlinear dynamic models to experimental data
  • Nonlinear control
  • System simulation
  • Nonlinear system parameter identification and optimization