Bio of Atul G. Kelkar

Atul G. Kelkar received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, in 1993. He held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering department at Old Dominion University from September 1993 to May 1994. He was NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2001 he was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kansas State University. Since 2001 he is with Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University as Associate Professor.

Dr. Kelkar is a recipient of NSF CAREER award. He leads various activities in ASME and IEEE professional societies. He served as the Chair of Technical Panel on Aerospace Systems for ASME DSCD for five years. He is currently Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology and IEEE Conference Editorial Board. He has served on Program Committees for various key control conferences and also organized and chaired several technical sessions at these conferences. His publications include several conference and journal articles, handbook chapters, and the book entitled ``Control of Nonlinear Multibody Flexible Space Structures" (London: Springer-Verlag, 1996; co-authored with S. M. Joshi). His research interests include robust control of aerospace  systems, acoustic noise control, vibration control, control of nonlinear systems, robotics, multidisciplinary optimization, flexible multibody dynamics, and neural networks.
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