Contact:

Seraphin Abou,
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota Duluth
235 Voss-Kovach Hall
218-726-8250 (office)
E-mail: sabou@d.umn.edu

Dr. Seraphin Abou

Course Links

MEHS program

MEHS

MIE program

ME3111

ME3140

ME4122

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

Lab Photos (under construction)

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, Fran├žoise 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.