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Seraphin Abou

Seraphin Abou

Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota Duluth
235 Voss-Kovach Hall
(218) 726-8250 (office)
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Education:

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering; Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada; 1998
  • Master of Production Management; CNAM, Paris, France 1990
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering; Polytechnic University of Gdansk, Poland; 1988
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering; Polytechnic University of Gdansk, Poland; 1987

Research Areas:

  • Systems Safety Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering and Automatic Control
  • Mathematics Modelling
  • Hydraulic and Manufacturing Systems

Current Classes:

Selected Publications:

  1. Seraphin C. Abou, Maarouf Saad, T. Dao. “Physical System Modelling for the Design and Control of Mechatronic Systems”. ISTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation, pp 73-77, Montreal, Canada, 2006
  2. Seraphin C. Abou, H. Khan & N. Sepehri. ‘’Nonlinear Observer Based Fault Detection Technique for Electro hydraulic Servo-Positioning Systems’’. Mechatronics, Vol. 15, 9, pp 1025-1158, 2005
  3. Khoder Melhem, Maarouf Saad, Seraphin C. Abou & El-Kebir Boukas.‘’Linearization by Redundancy and Stabilization of Nonlinear Systems: A State Transformation Approach’’. 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference ECC 2005, Seville, Spain
  4. Seraphin. C. Abou & T. Dao. ‘’State observer for nonlinear systems: Application to Grinding Process Control’’. International conference on informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, (ICINCO), Setubal, Portugal, 25-28 August, 2004.
  5. Mohammed Jerouane, N. Sepehri, Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, Seraphin. C. Abou. ‘’Design and Experimental Evaluation of Robust Variable Structure Control for Hydraulic Actuators’’. The 5th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2004) Melbourne, Australia, 20-23 July, 2004.
  6. Seraphin. C. Abou & T. Dao. ‘’Grinding Process Modelling and Simulation’’. ISTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation, pp 63-67, Banff, Canada, 2003.
  7. Thien-My Dao, Seraphin C. Abou. & Ziane Bensalah ‘’A knowledge-based simulation system of dynamic scheduling’’. IEMS Conference 2003, Cocoa Beach , Florida, March 17-19, 2003. Seraphin. C. Abou & T. Dao. ‘’ Adaptive control and its application to grinding process’’. IAIA, Industrial Automatisation International conference, Montreal, Canada, 2003.
  8. Seraphin. C. Abou, S. Tarasiewicz & M. Remy.‘’Mathematical modelling of ball mill charge slippage: Geometric approach’’. IAIA, Industrial Automatisation International conference, Montreal, Ca, 2003.
  9. Seraphin C. Abou, H. Khan & N. Sepehri. ‘’Fault detection in electro-hydraulic servo-positioning systems using sequential test of Wald’’. Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, pp. 1628-1633, Winnipeg, Canada, 2002.