Amor A. Menezes

Amor A. Menezes

Research Group: 
Dynamics, Systems and Control
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Address: 
MAE-B 212
Phone: 
(352) 294-0470
Office Fax: 
(352) 392-7303
Amor Menezes joined the UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty in August 2017 after a year as an Associate Project Scientist with the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a QB3 Postdoctoral Scholar from 2011 to 2016. He was a Research Fellow between 2010 and 2011 in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he received a Ph.D. as an NSERC Post-Graduate Scholar and Michigan Teaching Fellow in 2010, and a Master of Science in Engineering as a Milo E. Oliphant Fellow in 2006. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2005 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction, Dean's Honors (top 10%), and the Sandford Fleming Co-op Medal.

Professor Menezes is the Science Principal Investigator of the five-year, multi-university, Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES), a NASA Space Technology Research Institute in biomanufacturing for deep space exploration. He also leads the Systems Design and Integration Division in CUBES. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He was a 2015 Emerging Leader in Biosecurity and a 2015 fellow of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program.
Research Interests: 
Dynamical systems theory and control, with applications to the fields of systems biology and synthetic biology.
Teaching Interests: 
Linear and Nonlinear Systems and Control, Stochastic Optimization, Evolutionary Computation, Aircraft and Spacecraft Performance and Control, Analog and Digital Control Systems, Biological Control Systems
Education: 
Postdoc, 2016, University of California, Berkeley
Postdoc, 2011, University of Michigan
Ph.D., 2010, University of Michigan
M.S.E., 2006, University of Michigan
B.A.Sc., 2005, University of Waterloo