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Hashem Ashrafiuon, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Hashem Ashrafiuon, PhD Hashem Ashrafiuon, PhD

Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics & Control | College of Engineering | Villanova University

Villanova, PA, UNITED STATES

Hashem Ashrafiuon, PhD, is an expert on robotics, autonomous vehicles, and nonlinear dynamics and control.

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Areas of Expertise (7)

Autonomous Vehicles

Multibody Dynamics

System Dynamics

Robotics

Advanced Dynamics

Drones

Engineering Education

Biography

Hashem Ashrafiuon is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics & Control at Villanova College of Engineering, where his areas of expertise include drone technology, robotics, autonomous vessels for air, land, and sky, and nonlinear dynamics. Dr. Ashrafiuon also directs the Center’s Unmanned Surface and Underwater Vehicles Laboratory, which he founded in 2008.

Education (3)

State University of New York: PhD

State University of New York: MS

State University of New York: BS

Select Media Appearances (3)

Drone Ecosystem - Beginning of What's Possible

Flarrio  

2017-08-02

“Drones are currently employed as individual agents in surveillance, forest fire detection, rail safety, etc. However, their future lies in multi-drone coordinated autonomous operations for more effective and diverse applications.” - Dr. Hashem Ashrafiuon

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What to Expect from Drones

Flarrio  online

2016-05-02

"Demands for safe and versatile operations will move drone technology toward collaborative missions between drones or with human operators. Such teamwork can exponentially expand drone capabilities and applications otherwise unattainable." - Dr. Hashem Ashrafiuon

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New EEG Technology Makes for Better Brain Reading

Psychology Today  online

2014-09-18

Low isn’t the only one pushing the boundaries of EEG technology using single electrode devices. Hashem Ashrafiuon, a mechanical engineering professor at Villanova University’s College of Engineering has developed similar technology. His work is being used in sports helmets that can instantly diagnose concussions by detecting large changes in brain waves that occur immediately after impact.

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Select Academic Articles (5)

Robust Tracking Control of Quadrotors based on Differential Flatness: Simulations and Experiments IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Poultney, A., Kennedy, C., Clayton, G., and Ashrafiuon, H.,

2018

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Guidance and Attitude Control of Rockets With Fixed Impulsive Forces American Control Conference (ACC), 2017

Hashem Ashrafiuon

2017

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Asymptotic Solution and Trajectory Planning for Open-Loop Control of Mobile Robots Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control

Alan Whitman, Garrett Clayton, Alexander Poultney, Hashem Ashrafiuon

2017

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A Portable Integrated System to Control an Active Needle International Society for Optics and Photonics

Bardia Konh, Mahdi Motalleb, Hashem Ashrafiuon

2017

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Trajectory Tracking Control of Planar Underactuated Vehicles IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Hashem Ashrafiuon, Sergey Nersesov, Garrett Clayton

2016

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