Aeronautics, Dynamics, and Control Laboratory

 

Haithem E Taha
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
CV, Google Scholar

Contact

Office: 4207 Engineering Gateway E-mail:hetaha@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine Phone: (949) 824-8148
Irvine, CA 92697-3875

Education

PhD:Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Dec 2013
MSc:Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Dec 2013
MSc:Aerospace Engineering, Cairo University, Oct 2008
BSc:Aerospace Engineering, Cairo University, Jul 2005

Research Interests

Geometric Nonlinear Control Theory; Unsteady Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity; Optimization
Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Flight Dynamics and Autopilot Design; Airplane Performance and Configuration Aerodynamics

News

Aug 2018 Professor Taha is giving a talk at the University of Southern California.
Jul 2018 Imran and Sameh have their paper (Controllability Perspective of Dynamic Soaring) accepted at the Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics.
Jan 2018 Professor Taha is presenting papers at the AIAA Aviation and the IEEE ACC conferences.
Jun 2018 The Flapping MAV team won the first prize ($10,000) of the Beall and Butterworth competition. Yaay!
May 2018 The Flapping MAV team is selected to perform at the Ingenuity 2018 Showcase. Congratulations Flappers!
May 2018 Professor Taha is awarded the "AIAA OC 2018 Young Professional of the Year Award", for "high potential for continued professional engineering growth in teaching and for technical contribution to Advanced Flight Dynamics Research".
May 2018 Amir is awarded the "AIAA OC 2018 Student of the Year Award", for "demonstrated capability in his aerospace studies, for continued academic excellence and for developing CFD (Computerized Fluid Dynamics) code for solving unsteady aerodynamics". Congratulations, Amir!
May 2018 Ahmed and Amir are presenting at the AIAA OC ASAT Conference.
May 2018 Sameh and Imran have their paper accepted at the Journal of Aerospace Science and Technology.
May 2018 Sameh is presenting at the Socal Control Workshop.
May 2018 Professor Taha has a paper accepted at the Aerospace Science and Technology with his VT collaborators on the variational dynamics of unsteady vortices .
Apr 2018 Marco got married. Yaay! Congratulations, Marco!
Apr 2018 Ahmed and Amir are presenting at the Socal Fluids Workshop.
Mar 2018 The Flapping MAV team won the Dean's selection in the Winter Design Review. Congratulations Flappers!
Jan 2018 Professor Taha is giving a talk at NYU Abu Dhabi in the memory of the Benjamin Franklin medalist Ali Nayfeh.
Jan 2018 Mohammadali Kiani has an accepted paper in the IEEE American Control Conference (ACC).
Jan 2018 Mohammadali Kiani has an accepted paper in the prestigious International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
Jan 2018 Professor Taha is presenting two papers at the AIAA SciTech conference.
Nov 2017 Mohammadali Kiani has an accepted paper in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters on his demonstration of the vibrational stabilization phenomenon in flapping flight.
Sep 2017 Ahmed Hassan got married. Hooray!
Sep 2017 Professor Taha is giving a talk at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
Sep 2017 Ahmed Hassan is awarded Holmes Fellowship for the academic year 2017-2018.
Aug 2017 Professor Taha is giving a talk at NASA AMES Research Center.
Aug 2017 Dr. Sameh Eisa joins our research group as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome Sameh!
Aug 2017 Mohammadali Kiani and Joel Navarro succeeded to experimentally demonstrate the Vibrational Stabilization phenomenon in flapping flight. Good job, indeed!
Jun 2017 Ahmed Hassan has an accepted paper in the prestigious journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics.
Mar 2017 Professor Taha is giving a seminar at the University of Maryland College park.
Jan 2017 Ahmed Hassan has an accepted paper in the prestigious journal of Nonlinear Dynamics.
Jan 2017 Ahmed Hassan is among the six finalists for the Student Best Paper Award at the AIAA GNC, by his paper A combined Averaging-Shooting Approach ...
Jan 2017 Our research group is attending the AIAA SciTech 2017 meeting at Dallas Texas, presenting six papers.
Jan 2017 Professor Taha is awarded an NSF EAGER grant to revisit the Vibrational Control Theory.