Beibei Ren,Nonlinear System Control Methods and Algorithm Design:,Robust Control,Adaptive Control,Neural Networks,Boundary Control of Systems Modeled by PDEs,Real-time Optimization Using Extremum Seeking,Applications:,Helicopter Systems,MEMS,Marine/Offshore Systems,Laser Systems for Semiconductor Manufacturing,Wind Energy Systems and Smart Grid Integration

Beibei (Helen) Ren, Ph. D.



Larry and Nancy McVay Endowed Professor in Engineering

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Affiliate, National Wind Institute


Google Scholar Citations



Jordan Berg,Modeling, Design, Control, and Fabrication of Microsystems,Control of Non−Linear Systems,Microsensors,Bifurcations, Unfoldings, and Singularities of Control Systems


Jordan Berg, Ph. D.


Associate Director

Emeritus Professor




PhD Students



Kevin Norman (08/2020 – )



Research Interests: Power Electronics Control for Solar Energy Systems









Shafquat Yasar Aurko (08/2023 – )



Research Interests: Control of Inverter-Based Resources





Salim Sadman Bishal (01/2024 – )



Research Interests: Swarm control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)



Master Students




Undergraduate Students



Eric Taylor (01/2023 – )

ME, Individual Study Project


Research Interests: Autonomous Crack Detection Systems for Wind Turbine Blades



Drake D. Kimball (01/2024 – )

ME, Individual Study Project


Research Interests: Solar Energy Systems and Off-Grid Communications Engineering



Emilio Rios Serna (01/2024 – )



Research Interests: Renewable Energy Systems & Optimization





PhD Students


      Yafeng Wang

Dissertation: Quadrotor Motion Control for Wind Turbine Inspection

Current Position:Engineer at NVIDIA



        Yiting Dong

Dissertation: Advanced Control of Microgrids with Renewables

Current Position: Lead Firmware Controls Engineer at Eaton



      Sanka Liyanage


Dissertation: Bounded Integral Control of Non-holonomic Mobile Robots Under Input Constraints

Current Position: Principal Research Control Engineer at Group NIRE




       Yeqin Wang


Dissertation: Control of Power Electronic Converters for Microgrids

(Graduate School's 2nd Place Outstanding Dissertation Award)

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Tongji University, China



          Jiguo Dai


Dissertation: Robust Control of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems

Current Position: Senior Servo Engineer at Seagate Technology



             Qi Lu


Dissertation: Robust Control for a Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Complex Environments

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute, China



Master Students

     Ashutosh Ghuli


Thesis: Parallel Operation of Portable Solar-Battery Systems



      Chaeeum Kim

Thesis: Design and Control of a Scaled Wind Turbine

Current Position: R&D Engineer at REMINC



Undergraduate Students

Helene Deng3

ECE, Texas Tech University

2023.08 – 2024.01

Andrea Estrella1,2

ME, Texas Tech University

2022.09 – 2023.05

Linda Man1,2

ECE, Texas Tech University

2022.09 – 2023.05

Kevin Norman#

Texas Tech University 2019.10 – 2020.05

Ryan Rodrigues£

Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Brazil

2019.05 – 2019.09

Fnu. Md-Moniruzzaman#

Texas Tech University

2019.05 – 2019.09

Tristan Berger*

Higher Engineering School in Limoges, France

2019.06 – 2019.08

Kevin Shu#

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

2018.07 – 2018.08

2019.07 – 2019.08

Robert Martinez Jr.# Texas Tech University 2018.09 – 2019.06

Julio Mogal

Texas Tech University 2018.09 – 2018.12
Abigail Baker Texas Tech University 2018.07 – 2018.12

Benjamin Paing *

Université de Limoges, France 2018.07 – 2018.08
José David Tejeda Tejeda* Universidad del Norte, Colombia

2017.07 – 2017.08


Victor Manuel Puello Garnica*


Universidad del Norte, Colombia 2016.07 – 2016.08

Nicolas Yasserd Yabrudy Perez*

Universidad del Norte, Colombia

2016.07 – 2016.08


Eli Garza

Texas Tech University

2015.07 – 2015.08

Helio Ricardo da

Silva Junior*

Federal Unversity of Lavras, Brazil

2015.07 – 2015.08

Douglas Oliveira da Silva*

Federal University of São João del-Rei, Brazil

2015.07 – 2015.08
Daniel Pinilla* Universidad del Norte, Colombia

2015.06 – 2015.07

Isaac Chang

Texas Tech University

2014.09 – 2015.06


High School Students

Alvyn Wang&

Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA 2019.07 – 2019.08

Aliza Escamilla§

Harmony Science Academy, Lubbock, TX 2015.09 – 2015.12
Alia Gill Frenship High School, Lubbock, TX 2015.07 – 2015.08

Rahil Patel

Frenship High School, Lubbock, TX 2015.06 – 2015.07

Adriana Gonzales
Estacado High School, Lubbock, TX 2015.06 – 2015.07


Dr. Rongwei Guo Qilu University of Technology, China 2016.10 – 2017.10

Dr. Xiaofang Hong

Shandong Labor Vocational and Technical College, China 2016.02 – 2016.08


Victoria Miles Texas Tech University 2020.09 – 2020.12

Jinhao Chen

Transferred to Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 2013.09 – 2016.06



1 TrUE Scholars Program

2 Bridges Across Texas - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (BAT-LSAMP) Scholar Program

3 Honors College Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) Program

* Summer Undergraduate Research Program

§ The Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program

& Clark Scholars Program

# NSF REU Program

£ Exchange student

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