Hassan Zargarzadeh, Ph.D.


★ 5/4/2017 - The RICS' Senior Design team was selected as the EE's symposium winner.

Senior Design 2017

★ 3/22/2017 - Dr. Zargarzadeh was awarded an Anthony George fellowship over three years.


★ 2/18/2017 - The RICS lab showcased its robotics projects for visiting high school students and their families.


★ 1/31/2017 - The discovery channel was at LU's swimming pool to film a short documentary on the Lionfish Hunting robotic project, SeaDog.

DC Filming

★ 1/27/2017 - Center for Advances in Port Management (CAPM) funds the RICS Lab in the amount of $35000 to conduct research on bunker consumption optimization against uncertain weather and sea states.

★ 1/21/2017 - The RICS Lab's paper entitled "Adaptive Backstepping Control for a Class of Uncertain MIMO Systems with Unknown Control Gain Sign" is accepted to be presented at American Control Conference 2017, Seattle, WA.

★ 1/21/2017 - Dr. Zargarzadeh is selected as a program Co-Chair to serve at American Control Conference 2017, Seattle, WA.

Recent Publications

  • Barzegaran, Mohammadreza, Hassan Zargarzadeh, and Osama A. Mohammed. "Wireless power transfer for electric vehicle using an adaptive robot." IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (2017).
  • Ramezani, Zahra, Mohammad Mehdi Arefi, Hassan Zargarzadeh, and Mohammad Reza Jahed-Motlagh. "Neuro observer-based control of pure feedback MIMO systems with unknown control direction." IET Control Theory & Applications 11, no. 2 (2016): 213-224.

  • Ramezani, Zahra, Mohammad Mehdi Arefi, Hassan Zargarzadeh, and Mohammad Reza Jahed-Motlagh. "Neuro-adaptive backstepping control of SISO non-affine systems with unknown gain sign." ISA transactions 65 (2016): 199-209.

  • H. Zargarzadeh, T. Dierks, and S. Jagannathan, "Optimal Control of Nonlinear Continuous-Time Systems in Strict-Feedback Form," Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 2535-2549, 2015.
  • H. Zargarzadeh, T. Dierks, and S. Jagannathan, "Adaptive neural network‐based optimal control of nonlinear continuous‐time systems in strict‐feedback form," International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, vol. 28, no. 3-5, pp. 305-324, 2014.
  • R. Ahmadi, H. Zargarzadeh, and Mehdi Ferdowsi. "Nonlinear power sharing controller for a double-input H-bridge-based buckboost–buckboost converter," Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 2402-2414, 2013
Dr. Zargarzadeh's work is also updated at Google Scholar and ResearchGate (requires account and login).


Ph.D., (E.E.) Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2012
M.S.,  (E.E.) Iran University of Science and Technology, 2009
B.S., (E.E.) Amirkabir University, 2000

Awards & Honors

  • Best presenter runner-up at sixth annual poster presentation of ISC-supported research, Rolla, MO, November 4th, 2010.
  • Excellent student (top 3%) among all students in MS program at Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran, 2008.
  • Among top 800 (of 12,000) students in the nationwide M.S. entrance exam, Iran, 2006.
  • Among top 100 (of 100,000) students in the nationwide university entrance exam, Iran, 1995.
  • Top student in scientific competitions of the Khuzestan province, Iran, 1994.

Open Positions

Research assistantship positions are available in the fields of advanced control systems and robotics.


# Title Agency Year of support Amount
1 Autonomous Aquatic Robot for Invasive Species Evaluation (AARISE) Lamar Univ. CAWAQ 2016-2015 50% of $25000

Using Autonomous Robots to Track Invasive Species

SURF: LU Undergraduate Research Office Summer 2016 50% of $4500

Real-Time Bunker Consumption Optimization against Uncertain Weather and Sea States

Lamar Univ. CAPM 2017 $35000