Dr. Bashash's research is focused on the modeling, optimization, and control of advanced dynamical systems, with applications ranging from precision motion control at the micro and nano scale, to energy management in buildings, electric vehicles, and smart power grids. Dr. Bashash has been an active member of the ASME's Dynamic Systems and Control Division in the past 10 years.


Research Interests:

  • Optimal Energy Management of Interacting Appliances in Smart Buildings
  • Robust and Optimal Demand Control in Smart Power Grids 
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Electrochemical Batteries
  • Data-centric Control of Energy Systems 
  • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Vibration Control Systems


Past Projects:

  • Precision Motion Control in Enterprise-class Hard Disk Drives
  • Demand-side Energy Management of Electric Vehicles and Thermostatic Loads
  • Battery Systems Modeling, and Battery Health-Conscious Charging of Electric Vehicles
  • Imaging and Sensing using Nano-mechanical Cantilever Probes
  • Modeling and Control of Piezoelectric Nano-positioning Systems