The AAT Project

Vikram Kapila

Developed an externally funded research, education, mentoring, and outreach program

Career Summary:

  • Developed an externally funded research, education, mentoring, and outreach program with over 12.1 million dollars of funding.
  • Edited 3 books and published 7 chapters in edited books, 1 book review, 53 journal articles, and 106 conference papers. Citation statistics (Google Scholar)-Citations: 2340+, h-index: 24
  • Graduated 1 B.S., 16 M.S., and 4 Ph.D. students.
  • Mentored 28 undergraduate research students and 11 undergraduate senior design project teams; over 300 K-12 teachers and 100 high school student researchers; and 18 undergraduate GK-12 Fellows and 54 graduate GK-12 Fellows.
  • Direct K-12 education, training, mentoring, and outreach programs that currently enrich the STEM education of over 2,000 students annually.

Research Interests:

Mechatronics; Robotics; Smart Sensors; Cooperative Control; Distributed Spacecraft Formation Control; Linear/Nonlinear Control with Applications to Robust Control, Saturation Control, and Time-Delay Systems; Closed-Loop Input Shaping; Spacecraft Attitude Control; K-12 STEM Education and DSP/PC/Microcontroller-Based Real-Time Control.

Teaching Interests:

Statics, Dynamics, Mechanical Vibration, Measurement Systems, Automatic Control, Mechatronics, Smart Systems, Robotics, Digital Control, Optimal Multivariable Feedback Control, Nonlinear Control, Robust Control, Instrumentation Laboratory and Real-Time Control Laboratory.


  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Flight Mechanics and Control Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 1996
  • Dissertation: Robust Fixed-Structure Control of Uncertain Systems with Input-Output Nonlinearities
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Dynamics and Control Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, March 1993 Thesis: Optimal Control and Estimation for Discrete-Time Periodic and Multirate Systems
  • B.Tech. Production Engineering and Management National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India, October 1988 (Formerly known as Calicut Regional Engineering College)
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