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

  • S. Sajadian, R. Ahmadi and H. Zargarzadeh, "Extremum Seeking Based Model Predictive MPPT for Grid-tied Z-Source Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems," in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.
  • M. Naddaf-Sh, H. Myler, H. Zargarzadeh, "Design and Implementation of an Assistive Real-Time Red Lionfish Detection System for AUV/ROVs," Complexity, 2018.
  • Majid Taheri Andani, Zahra Ramezani, Saeed Moazami, Jinde Cao, Mohammad Mehdi Arefi, Hassan Zargarzadeh, "Observer-Based Sliding Mode Control for Path Tracking of a Spherical Robot," Complexity, 2018.
  • 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.

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