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     Date Submitted:17-12-2012
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     Current job:PhD Candidate at McGill University
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSpace Robotics, Dynamics and Control, Modeling, Manipulator Control.
    CV

    PERSONAL SUMMARY
    A highly motivated research scientist with extensive experience in dynamics, modeling and control of Robotics/Aerospace systems. Having an excellent research potential and an ability to actively contribute to the goals of research projects. I am seeking to work with a reputed company in the Space/Aerospace and Robotics industry.

    AREAS OF EXPERTISE
    Robotics; DynamicsModeling; Multibody Dynamics Simulation (Msc.Adams, Matlab/Simulink, C/C++); Control System Design; Adaptive Control; Intelligent Control;Nonlinear System; Space Robotics; Redundant Manipulator; Hybrid Actuator and Smart Material Applications; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems.

    EDUCATION
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering [Jan, 2009 to Jan, 2013 (expected)]
    Research Topic: Control of a Space Manipulator for Post-Capture of an Uncooperative Tumbling Target Supervisor: Professor Inna Sharf

    University of Ulsan, South Korea M.S., Mechanical and Automotive Engineering [Sep, 2004 to Aug, 2006]
    Thesis Topic: Improving performance of the new energy saving Hybrid Actuator and Pneumatic Artificial Muscle Manipulator by using intelligent control algorithms Supervisor: Professor Ahn Kyoung Kwan

    HoChiMinh City University of Technology, Vietnam B.E., Mechatronics [Sep, 1999 to Apr, 2004]
    Thesis Topic: Control Robot by Speech Supervisor: Dr. Nguyen Van Giap

    Publications
    Journal Articles
    Thai-Chau, N.H. and Inna Sharf, "Adaptive Reactionless Motion and Parameter Identification in Post-capture of Space Debris", accepted for publication in Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.
    Ahn, K.K and Thai-Chau, N.H., "Design of a Robust Force Controller for the new Mini Motion Package using Quantitative Feedback Theory", In Mechatronics, Vol. 17, pp.542-550, 2007.
    Ahn, K.K and Thai-Chau, N.H., "Intelligent Switching Control of a Pneumatic Muscle Robot Arm using Learning Vector Quantization Neural Network", In Mechatronics, Vol.17, Issues 4-5, pp. 255-262, May-June 2007.
    Ahn, K.K and Thai-Chau, N.H., "Robust Force Control of Hybrid Actuator using Quantitative Feedback Theory", Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 21, No. 12, pp. 2048-2058, 2007.
    Ahn, K.K and Thai-Chau, N.H., "Intelligent Phase Plane Switching Control of a Pneumatic Muscle Robot Arm with Magneto-Rheological Brake", Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 21, No. 8, pp. 1196-1206, 2007.
    Ahn, K.K and Thai-Chau, N.H., "Force Control of Hybrid Actuator using Learning Vector Quantization Neural Network", Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 447-454, 2006.

    Conference Proceedings
    Thai-Chau, N.H. and Inna Sharf, "Adaptive Reactionless Motion with Joint Limit Avoidance for Robotic Capture of Unknown Target in Space", IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS 2012, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.
    Thai-Chau, N.H. and Inna Sharf, "Adaptive Reactionless Motion for Space Manipulator When Capturing an Unknown Tumbling Target", IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation ICRA 2011, Shanghai, China.
    Thai-Chau, N.H. and Inna Sharf, "Capture of Spinning Target with Space Manipulator using Magneto Rheological Damper", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Aug. 2-5, 2010.
    Ahn, K.K , Thai-Chau, N.H., JungSoo Kim, JuHyun Yoon, Young Jin Yum, "Robust Force Control of Hybrid Actuator using Quantitative Feedback Theory", In Proceeding of the 10th ICMT 2006, Mexico City, Mexico.
    Ahn, K.K, Thai-Chau, N.H., Jung Su Kim, Ju Hyeon Yoon, "Robust Force Control of Hybrid Actuator using Quantitative Feedback Theory", In Proceedings of the KFPS 2006 Spring Conference, Korea.
    Ahn, K.K and Thai-Chau, N.H., "Force Control of Hybrid Actuator using Learning Vector Quantization Neural Network", In Proceedings of the ICCAS 2005 on Control, Automation and System, Korea.

    Awards
    I gratefully acknowledge the following sources for research support and funding McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA), 2009. University of Ulsan Graduate Scholarship, 2004-2006. Master Research Fellowship from KRF (Korea Research Foundation) funded by the South Korean Government (MOEHRD) (KRF-2005-211-D00018), 2005-2006. HOCHIMINH City University of Technology Undergraduate Scholarship, 2000-2003 The Second Prize in EUREKA Award 2004, Topic Control Robot by Speech". (EUREKA: The famous award intended for the best science research students in south of Vietnam)

    Experience
    Multibody Dynamics and Control (Msc.Adams, Matlab/Simulink, C/C++) Research Assistant in McGill University. (Project: Applying Learning Machine Theory in Modeling DSL System, Prof.: Tho Le-Ngoc), 6/2007-12/2007 Leader of the robot team in ROBOCON contest 2003, Vietnam. Development and performance evaluation of fuel sender using pressure sensor Development of controller for Electro-Hydraulic Hybrid Actuator Development of Intelligent Automobile Component for the reduction of vibration Instrumentation Experiences: Industrial I/O cards, Magneto-Rheological Fluid, Hydraulic Power System, Vibration Tested Devices, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Pneumatic Artifial Muscle Actuator (PAM), Microcontroller, Speech Processing. Teaching Assistant: MECH-210: Mechanics 1 (Statics) MECH-220: Mechanics 2 (Dynamics) MECH-412: System Dynamics and Control Software Skills Control program: Matlab (Real-Time Control Target), C/C++ Simulation program: MSC.ADAMS, Matlab/Simulink Mechanical design: Solidworks Latex and Microsoft Office Tools.


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