Mario A. Rotea

Mario A. Rotea

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Phone: 972-883-2720
Mail Box: ECW 31
Office: ECSW 3.110G
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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Professor and Erik Jonsson Chair
Department Head, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

Optimization and control of wind energy systems; control theory.

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • Ciri, U., Leonardi, S., Rotea, M.A., “Evaluation of log-of-power extremum seeking control for wind turbines using large eddy simulations,” Wind Energy, Vol. 22, No. 7, 2019, pp. 992-1002.
  • Y. Xiao, Y. Li, and M. A. Rotea, “CART3 Field Tests for Wind Turbine Region-2 Operation with Extremum Seeking Controllers,” IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2019, pp. 1744-1752..
  • Ciri U., M.A. Rotea, and S. Leonardi, “Effect of the turbine scale on yaw control,” Wind Energy, Wind Energy, Vol. 21, 2018, pp. 1395–1405.
  • Santhanagopalan V., M.A. Rotea, G.V. Iungo, “Performance optimization of a wind turbine column for different incoming wind turbulence,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 116, 2018, pp. 232-243.
  • Ciri U., M.A. Rotea and S. Leonardi, “Model-free Control of Wind Farms. A comparative study between individual and coordinated extremum seeking,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 113, 2017, pp 1033-

Major Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), for contributions to robust and optimal control of multivariable systems, 2007.
  • Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1993.
  • Seed for Success Award Winner, periods April to June 2004 and April to June 2005, for attracting research grants in excess of $1M to Purdue University.
  • CT Sun Excellence in Research Award, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, 2006.

Selected Plenary Lectures

  • Extremum Seeking Control of Wind Energy Systems, AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Conference 2018, San Diego, CA, February 27-28, 2018.
  • Modeling and Control of Wind Energy Systems, Plenary, 2016 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC), Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 19-22, 2016.
  • NSF INCLUDES, Keynote, ASEE Mid-Atlantic Conference, George Washington University, April 9, 2016.