Tesfay Meressi

Tesfay Meressi, PhD

Associate Provost for Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies / Associate Provost's Office




Foster Administration 326


1985Addis Ababa University, EthiopiaBS in Mechanical Engineering
1990University of California, Santa BarbaraMS in Mechanical Engineering
1993University of California, Santa BarbaraPhD in Mechanical Engineering


Research interests

  • Learning control of robot manipulators
  • Learning control of blood glucose levels
  • Control of systems with time varying dynamics
  • Application of smart materials in active vibration control of flexible link maipulators
  • Scheduling of Discrete Event Systems and Manufacturing Automation

Dr. Meressi joined UMass Dartmouth in 1993 as a faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering where he taught graduate as well as undergraduate courses in the general areas of control theory and robotics. Prior to assuming the Associate Provost's position in December of 2012, he served as the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering department from 2003 to 2007 and as Associate Dean of the College of Engineering from 2008 to 2012.

In addition to his teaching, research and administrative duties, Dr. Meressi served as an Associate Editor for the Conference on Decision and Control and the American Control Conference and as a reviewer of numerous articles and book chapters.

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