Henryk Flashner

Address:
University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1453

Office: OHE 430E
Tel. (213) 740-0489
Fax. (213) 740-8071
email: hflashne@usc.edu

Academic rank: Professor

Education:

1979 Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
1974 M.S. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1971 B.S., Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

USC Academic Positions:

1998-: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1990-1998: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1990-: Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1983-1990 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

1998-1999: Visiting Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1991-1992: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1979-1983: Member of Technical Staff Control Engineering Department, TRW Space Technology Group, Redondo Beach, California
1983: Staff Engineer, Control Engineering Department, TRW Space Technology Group, Redondo Beach, California. Principal Investigator of "Large Structures Control Technology Project."

Research Interests:

1998-1999: Visiting Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1991-1992: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1979-1983: Member of Technical Staff Control Engineering Department, TRW Space Technology Group, Redondo Beach, California
1983: Staff Engineer, Control Engineering Department, TRW Space Technology Group, Redondo Beach, California. Principal Investigator of "Large Structures Control Technology Project."

Research Interests:

Dynamics and control of systems, control of structurally flexible systems, analysis of nonlinear systems, biomechanics

Selected Publications:

S. Kohn-Rich and H. Flashner, ''Robust tracking of mechanical sysems using fuzzy control,'' Fuzzy Sets and Systems 133, pp. 77-103, 2003.
M. Golat and H. Flashner, ''A new methodology for analysis of nonlinear periodic systems,'' J. of Nonlinear Dynamics 28, pp. 29-51, 2002.
S. Kohn-Rich and H. Flashner, ''Tracking control of mechanical systems using fuzzy control,'' J. Franklin Inst. 338, pp. 353, 2001.
S. Kohn-Rich and H. Flashner, ''Stable fuzzy control of mechanical systems,'' Fuzzy Sets and Systems 110, pp. 389-411, 2000.
P. S. Requejo, J. L. McNitt-Gray, and H. Flashner, ''Modeling and simulation of multijoint control in preparation for impact,'' in Proceedings of the Second Annual Southern California Conference on Biomechanics, 2000.

Professional Societies:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Honors and Awards:

1997: NASA Group Achievement Award, Pathfinder Mars Landing

Courses Taught:

AME 451
AME 521
AME 420
AME 542

Recent Professional Development Activities:

1992-1999 Editor-in-Chief: Dynamics and Control, An International Journal, Kluwer Academic Publishers
Henryk Flashner