Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Matthew A. Franchek

Matthew A. Franchek, Ph.D.


Matthew A. Franchek, Ph.D.

Matthew A. Franchek, Ph.D.

Senior Affiliate Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Biomedical Engineering Program
University of Houston

E-mail: mfranchek@uh.edu


Education

B.S.   University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
M.S.   Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Ph.D.   Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
 

Biography

Dr. Franchek received his first academic appointment in 1992 as an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. In 1997, he became an Associate Professor and the Deputy Director of the Electro-hydraulic Control Research Center there. Dr. Franchek became a full professor at Purdue in 2001. He joined the University of Houston as a full Professor and chair of the new Department of Biomedical Engineering there in 2002.

Description of Research

Dr. Franchek´s research interests specifically focus on the engineering sciences of linear and nonlinear system identification, information synthesis, multivariable control theory, nonlinear control theory, controller design, diagnostics/prognostics, and targeted adaptive control. Potential applications for his research include the engineering areas of internal combustion engines, exhaust after-treatment components, noise/vibration control of structures, and health prognostics of cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Major Areas of Research

Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.

Recent Publications

Franco J, Franchek MA, Grigoriadis K. Real-time Brake Torque Estimation for Internal Combustion Engines. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 2007; In Press.

Zhang F, Grigoriadis KM, Franchek MA, Makki IH. Linear Parameter Varying Lean B urn Air-fuel Ratio Control for a Spark Ignition Engine. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. 2007;129(4):404-414.

Cunningham PJ, Franchek MA. An Instrumental Variable Method for Continuous-time Transfer Function Model Identification with Application to Controller Auto-tuning. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. 2007;129(2):154-162.

Franchek MA, Buehler PJ, Makki I. Intake Air Path Diagnostics for Internal Combustion Engines. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. 2007;128(1):32-40.

Osburn AW, Franchek MA. Reducing Engine Idle Speed Deviations Using the Internal Model Principle. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. 2006;128(4):869-877.