Mario A. Rotea

Mario A. Rotea

[email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2720
Mail Box: ECW 31
Office: ECSW 3.355G
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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Professor, Mechanical Engineering


PhD, Control Science and Dynamical Systems, University of Minnesota

MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota

BS, Electronics Engineering, National University of Rosario

Research Interests

Optimization and control of wind energy systems; control theory.

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • Kumar, D., & Rotea, M. A., “Wind turbine power maximization using log-power proportional-integral extremum seeking,” Energies, 2022, 15 (3), 1004. doi:10.3390/en15031004
  • Chetan, M., Sakib, M.S., Griffith, D.T., Gupta, A., Rotea, M.A., “Design of a 3.4-MW wind turbine with integrated plasma actuator-based load control,” Wind Energy, 2022, 25 (3), pp. 517-536, doi: 10.1002/we.2684
  • Bernardoni F, U Ciri, MA Rotea, S Leonardi, “Identification of wind turbine clusters for effective real time yaw control optimization,” Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 2021, 13 (4), doi:10.1063/5.0036640.
  • Gupta A., MA Rotea, M Chetan, MS Sakib, DT Griffith, “A methodology for robust load reduction in wind turbine blades using flow control devices,” Energies, 2021, 14 (12), 3500, doi:10.3390/en14123500
  • Ciri U., Leonardi, S., Rotea, M.A., “Evaluation of log-of-power extremum seeking control for wind turbines using large eddy simulations,” Wind Energy, 2019, 22 (7), pp. 992-1002, doi: 10.1002/we.2336

Major Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), for contributions to robust and optimal control of multivariable systems, 2007.
  • Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1993.
  • Seed for Success Award Winner, periods April to June 2004 and April to June 2005, for attracting research grants in excess of $1M to Purdue University.
  • CT Sun Excellence in Research Award, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, 2006.

Selected Lectures