October 30, 2012
The MESA Lab conducted the first of many Applied Fractional Calculus (AFC) meetings.  Dr. YangQuan Chen presented "Fractional Order Mechanics: Why, what and when?"   See the AFC Research site for the latest information on Applied Fractional Calculus research.
October 14, 2012
The MESA Lab made a presence at the UC Merced Preview Day for prospective incoming students. Our model replica of the Global Hawk UAV was outfitted with an autopilot system and was on display for demonstrations as well as general noise making.      The MESA Lab is a...
October 11, 2012
Thank you. Test file link. MESA LAB poster1  
October 10, 2012
The MESA Lab has finally received chairs Now our student members can sit and work.
September 25, 2012
American Control Conference submissions from MESA Lab (Deadline 9/24/2012!): Fractional Order Controller For Pitch Loop Control of a VTOL UAV Fractional-Order Sliding Mode Based Extremum Seeking Control For Maximum Power Point Tracking In Photovoltaic Systems  Design of Fractional...
September 14, 2012 Paper#1 is from Dr. Chen's group. It was listed as #13 for the whole year as shown in this page:
September 14, 2012 This paper won the IFAC Best CEP Paper Award: (500 euro prize from 2011 IFAC World Congress in Milano, Italy)  
September 13, 2012
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September 10, 2012
Starting 1/1/2013, Dr. Chen will be Senior Editor for JINT: (Springer) Journal Intelligent and Robotics Systems, invited by Dr. Kimon Valavanis, the EIC of JINT.
September 10, 2012
As an Associate Editor for IFAC journal Mechatronics, Dr. Chen together with Dr Clara M. IONESCU of GHENT UNIVERSITY, Belgium, and Prof Dr Ricardo CAPONNETO of University of Catania, ITALY, are guest co-editing a SPECIAL ISSUE ON FRACTIONAL ORDER MODELLING AND CONTROL IN MECHATRONIC APPLICATIONS....