Educational Background

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University, 2005
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2007
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2011

Research Interests

  • vehicle dynamics and control
  • control system design and implementation
  • product design
  • mchatronics and robotics
  • modeling of dynamic and nonlinear systems

Courses Taught

  • System Dynamics (MECH 405)
  • Robotics (MECH 453)
  • Mechanical Design (MECH 392)
  • Graphics (MECH 202)
  • Senior Design (MECH 401/402)
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Control (MECH 454)

Selected Publications

Craig E. Beal and J. Christian Gerdes, "Model Predictive Control for Vehicle Stabilization at the Limits of Handling," IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology 21(4), pp. 1258-1269 (2013).

Craig E. Beal and J. Christian Gerdes, "A Method for Incorporating Nonlinear Tire Behavior into Linear Model Predictive Control for Vehicle Stability," Proceedings of the 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Boston, September, 2010.

Craig E. Beal and J. Christian Gerdes, "Predictive Control of Vehicle Roll Dynamics with Rear Wheel Steering," In Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, June-July, 2010.

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