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Section Board for 'Drone Design and Development' (12)

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Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA
Interests: energy harvesting; nonlinear dynamics; vibration and control; smart materials; aeroelasticity; fluid-structure interactions; micro-/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS); flight dynamics
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Prof. Dr. Andrey V. Savkin
School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: robot navigation; deployment of drones; unmanned aerial vehicles; control of wireless communication networks; control of power systems; robust control and filtering; hybrid dynamical systems; control engineering; biomedical engineering
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Prof. Dr. Mou Chen
College of Automation Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
Interests: UAV; intelligent decision-making; flight control; non-linear control; cooperative decision and control
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Dr. Bo Cheng
Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe Pennsylvania State University228 Reber Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: animal locomotion; bioinspired robotics; control; fluid dynamics; robot learning
Dr. Mostafa Hassanalian
Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Weir Hall, Room 208, Socorro, NM 87801, USA
Interests: biomimetics and bioinspired aerial and aquatic robots; design, optimization, and performance enhancement of aerial vehicles; drones (UAV/MAV/NAV/PAV): fixed wings, flapping wings, tilt-rotor/wing drones, morphing drones, space and marine drones; new concepts for planetary and space exploration; aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, aeroelasticity, fluid–structure interaction; renewable energies; solar energy
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Dr. Higinio González Jorge
Engineering Physics Group. School of Aerospace Engineering, University of Vigo, Campus Ourense, 32004 Ourense, Spain
Interests: infrastructure maintenance; NDT; UAV; geospatial technology
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Dr. Rakesh Kapania
Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: structural analysis and optimal design; multidisciplinary design optimization and analysis; control of flexible wings, and aeroelasticity
Dr. Ou Ma
Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
Interests: robotics; space robotics; dynamics and control; contact dynamics; biomechanics
Prof. Dr. Poramate Manoonpong
1. Embodied AI and Neurorobotics Laboratory, SDU Biorobotics, The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, The University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
2. Bio-inspired Robotics and Neural Engineering Laboratory, School of Information Science & Technology, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science & Technology (VISTEC), Rayong 21210, Thailand
Interests: bio-inspired robotics; embodied artificial intelligence; machine learning for robotics; neural locomotion control of walking machines; biomechanics; exoskeletons
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Dr. Joaquín Martínez-Sánchez
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Applied Geotechnologies Research Group, Mining and Energy School, Maxwell AV., 36310 Vigo, Spain
Interests: remote sensing; photogrammetry; LiDAR; image processing; UAV
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Dr. Mingjun Wei
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University, 1701B Platt St, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: computational fluid dynamics; model order reduction; control and optimization; fluid-structure interaction; computational aeroacoustics
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