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Mario Perhinschi

Professor - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Education
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, Romania, 1999 
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1994 
M.S. Aerospace Diploma Engineer, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, 1984

Dr. Perhinschi began his professional career as an engineer for ROMAERO Aircraft Enterprise of Bucharest, Romania in 1984. In 1986, he became a Senior Researcher for the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Flight Dynamics of Bucharest. Beginning in 1988, this overlapped with his work as a Teaching Assistant Professor (TAP) for the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. Dr. Perhinschi, then became a Graduate Research Assistant in 1993. Three years later, he became a Senior Researcher for the National Aerospace Research Institute in Bucharest. During this time (1998-1999) he also returned as a TAP at the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. In 2001, Dr. Perhinschi left to join the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department here at WVU.


Curriculum Vitae

Research Focus Areas

Controls, Automation, and Mechatronics

Research Interests

Modeling and simulation of aerospace systems 
Fault tolerant control systems 
Parameter identification 
Autonomous air vehicles 
Artificial intelligence techniques (genetic algorithms, fuzzy control, neural networks) 
Aircraft handling qualities

Teaching Interests

Mechatronics 
Flight Modeling and Simulation
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