Mohamed A. Zohdy, Ph.D.

Mohamed A. Zohdy, Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
342 EC; (248) 370-2234; Fax: (248) 370-4633


  • B.A.Sc Elect. Eng. (1st Hons), University of Cairo
  • M.A.Sc Elect. Eng., University of Waterloo
  • Ph.D. Elect. Eng. (Medal), University of Waterloo

Previous Positions

  • Faculty member at Cairo and Waterloo Universities
  • Senior Research Engineer in Egyptian and Canadian industry

Research Interests

  • Advanced control and estimation,intelligent pattern information processing, neural, fuzzy, evolutionary systems, chaos control, smart simulation, hybrid systems.
  • Potential extensions to government, industry; recent seed funds on Fuel Cell modeling and control for transportation, hold considerable promise for improving vehicle energy supply
  • Micromotor analysis; has an impact on a variety of applications including biomedical engineering
  • Control of biological regulatory networks; would be instrumental in sensors, environmental, pharmacology innovations


  • A. Harb, M. Zohdy, “Chaos and Bifurcation Control using nonlinear recursivecontroller”, Nonlinear analysis: modeling and control,V.7,N.2, pp37-43,2002.
  • A. Alqaisia, A. Zaher, M. Zohdy,” Robust estimation-based control of chaotic behavior in oscillator with elastic nonlinearities”, Journal of Vibration and control, V.8, 2002
  • M. Karam, M. Zohdy, H. Abdel-aty-Zohdy, “A Modular Dynamic Recurrent Neural Net for Robust Optimal Control Design”, Control and Intelligent Systems, vol 31, no 3, 2003.
  • A. Harb, A. Zaher, M. Zohdy,” Recursive backstepping control of chaotic oscillators”, In press, Int. J. Nonlinear Dynamics in Engineering Systems.
  • M. Zohdy, F. Caliskan, “Robust Quadratic stabilization applied to design of continuous and discrete observers”, In press, ISAT Journal.
  • A. Zaher, M. Zohdy, F. Areed,” Adaptive nonlinear control of biped walker”, Computer applications in Industry, San Diego, pp82-86,2002.
  • H. Ibrahim, M. Zohdy, “Neuro-genetic nonlinear controller for a micro-resonator”, Proc.ACC, 3835-3839, Anchorage, AK, 2002.

Industry Experience

Rolls Royce, Spar, GM Research, DaimlerChrysler

Professional Association

  • IEEE SEM Director Students Activities
  • Aerial Robotic Competition
  • MSSI NSF term
  • King/Chavez/Parks and McCree Programs
  • SME/ESD Future City Competition

Teaching Experience

  • Spring 98 SYS520 Signal and Linear Systems Analysis
  • Winner 98 SYS630 Optimal Control Theory
  • Fall 97 SYS431 Automatic Control Systems
  • Fall 97 HC207 Honors College course on Information Therory
  • Fall 97 HC207 Honors College course on Chaos Theory


  • PI, “Fuel Cell System for Transportation”, $25K, USDA(DOE), 2003.
  • PI, “Sensors and Actuator application” GMPT, in-kind, 2003.
  • PI, “Fuel cell modelling”, REF, State of MI, 2003.
  • PI, “Collaborative multiple robot control”, USRS, 2002.
  • PI, “Automotive Control”, World Bank 2003, Pending