People

Group Director


Zhen Kan, Ph.D.

Prof. Zhen Kan received his Ph.D. degree in 2011 from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. After completing his doctoral studies, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Eglin AFB and University of Florida REEF. In 2016, he joined the University of Iowa in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. His current research interests include control of networked robotic systems, Lyapunov-based nonlinear control, vision-based estimation and control, and human-assisted estimation, planning, and decision making. He currently serves as an Associate Editor on Conference Editorial Board in IEEE Control Systems Society and technical committee for several internationally recognized scientific and engineering conferences.  (CV-last updated on July, 2017)

Email: zhen-kan@uiowa.edu
Office Phone: 319-335-5678


Ph.D. Students

Baike She 

Baike She received his Bachelor’s Degree  in Automation from Sichuan University in 2013, and Master’s Degree in Control Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China in 2016. Now I am a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Iowa, supervised by Prof. Zhen Kan. My research interests are multi-agent networks, privacy protection, robotics.

Email: baike-she@uiowa.edu

Mingyu Cai

Mingyu Cai received his Bachelor’s Degree in Aircraft Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2015, and Master’s Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from University of Florida in 2017. I am currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Iowa, supervised by Prof. Zhen Kan. My research interests are multi-agent networks and hybrid control. 

Email: mingyu-cai@uiowa.edu

 

 

M.S. Students (thesis)

Junchao Li 

Email: junchao-li@uiowa.edu

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

 

 

Lingxing Kong 

Email: lingxing-kong@uiowa.edu

 

 
 

Jieqiu Shao 

Email: jieqiu-shao@uiowa.edu