ECSN 2.716B
Mailstop: EC-38

Mario Rotea

ECE Affiliate


PhD, Control Science and Dynamical Systems, University of Minnesota, 1990 MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1988 BS, Electronic Engineering, National University of Rosario, Argentina, 1983


Mario A. Rotea is the holder of the Erik Jonsson Chair in Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is also the department head of mechanical engineering. Rotea spent 17 years at Purdue University as a professor of aeronautics and astronautics, developing and teaching methods for the analysis and design of control systems. He also worked for the United Technologies Research Center as senior research engineer on advanced control systems for helicopters, gas turbines, and machine tools. Rotea was the head of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he expanded the department in the area of wind energy and applications of industrial engineering to the health care sector. His career includes terms as director of the Control Systems Program and division director of Engineering Education and Centers at the National Science Foundation. Rotea is cofounder of WindSTAR, an NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Center aimed at bringing together academia and industry to advance wind energy through industry-relevant research and education.  Rotea is a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to robust and optimal control of multivariable systems.

Research Interests

Power Electronics and Energy Systems;Signals and Systems