Sameh Eisa

Sameh A. Eisa

Assistant Professor

Rhodes Hall


CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics -

Professional Summary

Dr. Eisa is an assistant professor at the aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics department.

He is the PI of the Modeling, Dynamics and Control lab (MDCL):

Dr. Eisa grew up in the historical city of Alexandria, Egypt. He obtained his BSc in electrical engineering from the college of engineering at Alexandria University. Due to his early publication record, he was admitted to the applied and industrial mathematics Ph.D program in New Mexico Tech, NM, USA without finishing an MS degree. During his Ph.D, he collaborated with multiple engineering departments to advance his Ph.D research focus on modeling, dynamics and control. He developed a new physical-based model that allows for studying numerous aspects of dynamics and control in wind turbines. The new model and characteristics have been cited in the news and observed by major wind turbines manufacturers. After his Ph.D, he joined the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at University of California, Irvine. He conducted deep investigations of the geometric control theory and higher order averaging concepts and their applicability to bio-inspired emerging technologies of Robotics and UAVs as they inherently posses under-actuated and highly nonlinear systems. The research results regarding this work have led to new emerging frameworks on bio-inspired UAVs dynamics and control in which mimicking nature is more of a possibility. 

Educationally, Dr. Eisa has lectured in different departments, in different Universities. Before joining the University of Cincinnati, he lectured in the mathematics department of New Mexico Tech classes such as Calculs and Ordinary Differential Equations. He also lectured in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department of University of California, Irvine classes such as Introduction to Engineering Computation, Electric Circuits, Dynamics, Mechanical Systems Lab, and Fluid Mechanics.


BSc in Electrical Engineering: College of Engineering, Alexandria University Egypt, 2010

PhD in Applied and Industrial Mathematics: New Mexico Tech NM, USA, 2017

Research and Practice Interests

Dr. Eisa has a wide, broad and interdeciplinary research interests and achievements in the area of modeling, dynamics and control:

(1) Dynamical Systems and Control Theory: Nonlinear dynamics theory, stability and sensitivity, averaging theory, linear and nonlinear controllability, geometric control theory, vibrational stabilization, bifurcation, multiple time scales, and numerical methods and simulations.
(2) Mathematical Modeling, Engineering Systems/Applications, and Control Systems: Modeling, formulation, simulation and experimentation of engineering systems, dynamics and control of unmanned aerial vehicles, control systems in renewable energies, power and energy systems, modeling wind turbines, and bio-inspired robotics.
(3) Signal Processing and Imaging: Signal analysis, image processing and applications of machine/reinforcement learning methods.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Eisa S.A.; Stechlinski P. (04-01-2021. ) Sensitivity analysis of nonsmooth power control systems with an example of wind turbines.Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, , 95 , More Information

Eisa S. (03-01-2020. ) Investigating the problem of oscillatory orbits and attractors in wind turbines system under control.Electric Power Systems Research, , 180 , More Information

Maggia M.; Eisa S.A.; Taha H.E. (01-01-2020. ) On higher-order averaging of time-periodic systems: reconciliation of two averaging techniques.Nonlinear Dynamics, , 99 (1 ) ,813-836 More Information

Mir I.; Akhtar S.; Eisa S.A.; Maqsood A. (03-01-2019. ) Guidance and control of standoff air-To-surface carrier vehicle.Aeronautical Journal, , 123 (1261 ) ,283-309 More Information

Mir I.; Maqsood A.; E.taha H.; Eisa S.A. (01-01-2019. ) Soaring energetics for a nature inspired unmanned aerial vehicle.AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, , More Information

Eisa S. (01-01-2019. ) Nonlinear modeling, analysis and simulation of wind turbine control system with and without pitch co.Power Systems, , 1-40 More Information

Eisa S.A. (01-01-2019. ) Modeling dynamics and control of type-3 DFIG wind turbines: Stability, Q Droop function, control lim.Electric Power Systems Research, , 166 ,29-42 More Information

Mir I.; Eisa S.A.; Maqsood A. (12-01-2018. ) Review of dynamic soaring: technical aspects, nonlinear modeling perspectives and future directions.Nonlinear Dynamics, , 94 (4 ) ,3117-3144 More Information

Mir I.; Taha H.; Eisa S.A.; Maqsood A. (12-01-2018. ) A controllability perspective of dynamic soaring.Nonlinear Dynamics, , 94 (4 ) ,2347-2362 More Information

Eisa S.A.; Wedeward K.; Stone W. (12-01-2018. ) Wind turbines control system: nonlinear modeling, simulation, two and three time scale approximation.International Journal of Dynamics and Control, , 6 (4 ) ,1776-1798 More Information

Eisa S.A.; Stone W.; Wedeward K. (09-01-2018. ) Mathematical analysis of wind turbines dynamics under control limits: boundedness, existence, unique.International Journal of Dynamics and Control, , 6 (3 ) ,929-949 More Information

Mir I.; Maqsood A.; Eisa S.A.; Taha H.; Akhtar S. (08-01-2018. ) Optimal morphing – augmented dynamic soaring maneuvers for unmanned air vehicle capable of span and .Aerospace Science and Technology, , 79 ,17-36 More Information

Eisa S.A. (02-05-2018. ) Local study of wind turbines dynamics with pitch activated: Trajectories sensitivity.2017 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference, IGESSC 2017, , 2017-November ,1-6 More Information

Eisa S.; Stone W.; Wedeward K. (02-05-2018. ) Dynamical study of a type-3 DFIG wind turbine while transitioning from rated speed to rated power.2017 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference, IGESSC 2017, , 2017-November ,1-6 More Information

Eisa S.; Lotfy W. (12-01-2017. ) Image Compression Using Two Dimensional DCT and Least Squares Interpolation.Wireless Personal Communications, , 97 (3 ) ,4773-4787 More Information

Eisa S.; Wedeward K.; Stone W. (05-09-2017. ) Time Domain Study of a Type-3 DFIG Wind Turbine's Dynamics: Q Drop Function Effect and Attraction vs.IEEE Green Technologies Conference, , 350-357 More Information

Eisa S.; Stone W.; Wedeward K. (05-09-2017. ) Mathematical Modeling, Stability, Bifurcation Analysis, and Simulations of a Type-3 DFIG Wind Turbin.IEEE Green Technologies Conference, , 334-341 More Information

Eisa S.; Wedeward K.; Stone W. (12-16-2016. ) Sensitivity analysis of a type-3 DFAG wind turbine's dynamics with pitch control.2016 IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference, IGSEC 2016, , More Information

Nasr Eisa S.A. (09-19-2014. ) Algorithms for solving linear, non-linear differential and differential-difference equations by appr.International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics, , 5 (3 ) ,236-251 More Information

Eisa S. (01-01-2014. ) Numerical curve length calculation using polynomial interpolation.Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, , 49 (2 ) ,377-383 More Information

Mir I.; Eisa S.A.; Taha H.; Maqsood A.; Akhtar S.; Islam T.U. (11-01-2021. ) A stability perspective of bioinspired unmanned aerial vehicles performing optimal dynamic soaring.Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, , 16 (6 ) , More Information

Post Graduate Training and Education

08-2017-07-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at University of California, Irvine, USA, ,