Current Position

  • Since Oct. 2014: INSA Lyon, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ampère Lab. Assistant/Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences, tenured in Oct. 2015).

Research Positions

  • 2012-2014: UC San Diego MAE, San Diego, CA. Postdoctoral Scholar. Advisor: Professor Miroslav Krstic.
    • Boundary control of PIDEs with non-strict-feedback terms (Fredholm integrals).
    • State Estimation for Partial Differential Equations.
    • Energy applications: Li-ion batteries.
    • Participation in ARPA-e AMPED program in partnership with Robert Bosch LLC.


  • 2012 Université de Grenoble / GIPSA-lab, Grenoble, France. Ph.D. in Control Systems. Dissertation: Infinite dimensional control and Input-to-State stability of the safety factor profile in a tokamak plasma. Advisors: E. Witrant and C. Prieur. [Video]
    • Research: Non-homogeneous transport stability and control.
    • Energy applications: Tokamaks.
    • Teaching Assistant in Control Systems at Grenoble INP (ENSE3).
    • Advisor of a Master student in LPV systems with application to tokamak control.
    • Collaborations within France (CEA) and with Switzerland (EPFL).
    • Participation in European Union projects FR-FCM (EURATOM) and HYCON2 (FP7).
  • 2009 Grenoble INP / GIPSA-lab, Grenoble, France. M.S. in Control Systems. Thesis: Model predictive control of autonomous skid-steering vehicles. Advisors: N. Marchand and O. Sename.
    • Mention Trés Bien (With High Honors).
    • Collaboration with Vietnam (IPHCMV).
  • 2009 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico. B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering.
    • Mención Honorífica de Excelencia (With Highest Honors).
    • International degree program.
    • Advanced Learning Program for High Achievement (ALPHA).
    • Research and Innovation program.

Teaching / Advising Experience

  • Since 2015 INSA Lyon, Ph.D. Advisor
    • 2015-2018 David Bou-Saba
    • 2017- Kévin Mariette
    • 2017- Kévin Lauzier
  • Since 2014 INSA Lyon, Lyon, France. Assistant/Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department.
  • 2009-2012 Grenoble INP, Grenoble, France. Instructor.
    • Doctorant contractuel enseignant (Moniteur) at ENSE3. Control Systems.
  • 2012 Advisor of a Master student on LPV systems with application to Tokamak plasmas.
  • 2006-2007 Prepanet, Monterrey, Mexico. Highschool Teacher.

Editorial and Related Activities

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Control Systems Letters since 2020
  • Associate Editor, European Journal of Control since 2018
  • Associate Editor, Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CDC, ACC) 2016-2019
  • (Future) Participation in the International Program Committee for the 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Jeju Island, Korea, 2020)
  • Participation in the Program Committee for the 2013 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (Stanford)
  • Reviewer for several international journals and conferences including:
    • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (outstanding reviewer 2012)
    • Automatica
    • Systems & Control Letters
    • ESAIM: Control, Optimization and Calculus of Variations
    • Journal of the Franklin Institute
    • International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
    • International Journal of Control