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About Mahmut Reyhanoglu

Mahmut Reyhanoglu received the Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1992. He has been a Visiting Professor of Aerospace Engineering at NTU. Dr. Reyhanoglu holds a Professor of Engineering Physics position at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. His major research interests are in the areas of nonlinear dynamics, controls, and robotics, with particular emphasis on application to mechanical and aerospace systems. Dr. Reyhanoglu has authored and/or co-authored four book chapters, over 130 peer-reviewed journal/proceedings papers, which, as of 2017, have resulted in more than 5500 citations and an H-index of 28 according to Google Scholar. Dr. Reyhanoglu served on the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Editorial Board as an Associate Editor from 2001 to 2007, on the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board as an Associate Editor from 1996 to 2001, and on AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technical Committee as a member from 1999 to 2002. He also served as International Program Committee member for several conferences. Dr. Reyhanoglu is currently an Associate Editor of International Journal of Aerospace Engineering.
Dr. Reyhanoglu established a theoretical framework for a class of inherently nonlinear engineering control problems using tools from differential geometric control theory. He has applied his theoretical results to several classes of very difficult planning and control problems involving constrained dynamical systems, including wheeled mobile vehicles and space multibody systems. Dr. Reyhanoglu’s recent research efforts have been directed towards the control of underactuated mechanical and aerospace systems, including flexible robotic manipulators, autonomous marine vehicles, and space vehicles.


Present Graduate Program Chair/Coordinator, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Present Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • First Runner-Up, ERAU Researcher of the Year, 2012 and 2013
  • Finalist, ERAU Researcher of the Year, 2004, 2005, and 2006
  • Rackham Block Grant Fellowship, 1990-1992
  • National Merit Scholarship from Turkish Government, 1985-1990

Contact Information

College of Arts & Sciences
Physical Sciences Department
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 226-7753


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