Dr. Frank L. Lewis, P.E., Fellow IEEE, Fellow IFAC,
Office Tel. No.: (817) 272-5972
Fax: (817) 272-5989
Lab Tel. No. : (817) 272-5955
Professor of Electrical Engineering
University Distinguished Scholar Professor
Ph.D. Elect. Eng. Georgia
Institute Senior Research Fellow,
Automation & Robotics Research Institute
M.S. Aero. Eng. Univ. West Fla. 1977
B.A. Physics & EE Rice
Areas of Expertise
Feedback control systems, intelligent control, cooperative
multi-agent systems, neural networks for control, discrete
event systems, wireless sensor networks, robotics, nonlinear
process control, adaptive systems, optimal and robust
Dr. Lewis is a registered Professional Engineer in the State
of Texas and a Chartered
Engineer with the U.K. Engineering Council. He is a
Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of IFAC, and a Fellow of the
U.K. Institute of Measurement & Control. He spent six
years in the U.S. Navy, serving as Navigator aboard the
frigate USS Trippe (FF-1075), and Executive Officer and
Acting Commanding Officer aboard USS Salinan (ATF-161). He
is/has been on the Editorial Boards of numerous
international journals and served as Editor for Automatica.
He is the Editor of the Taylor & Francis book series in
Automation & Control Engineering.
He is listed in "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who
in Science and Technology", etc. Dr. Lewis is the recipient
of a Fulbright Research Award, the Int. Neural Network
Society Gabor Award, the American Society of Engineering
Education F.E. Terman Award, and numerous other research
awards. He received the IEEE Control Systems Society
Best Chapter Award (as Founding Chairman). He received the
IEEE Dallas Section "Outstanding Service Award" in 1994, and
was selected as Engineer of the Year in 1995 by the Ft.
Worth IEEE Section. He served on NASA Committee on the Space
Founding Member of Mediterranean Control Association.
Received the 2010
IEEE Region 5
Outstanding Engineering Educator Award and the 2010 UTA
Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award.
Since 1982, Dr. Lewis has received as PI/co-PI 18 NSF
grants, including the NSF Research Initiation Grant in 1982.
He has received funding from Army Research Office and Air
Force Office of Scientific Research. He has received total
funding in excess of $8M and industry funding in excess of
$900K, including 11 DoD SBIR contracts.
Dr. Lewis has graduated 40 PhD students, including 3 NSF
He is the author or co-author of 6 U.S. patents, 249 journal
papers, 363 referred published conference papers, 52 book
chapters, and 14 books
including Optimal Control, Optimal Estimation, Applied
Optimal Control and Estimation, Aircraft Control and
Simulation, Control of Robot Manipulators, Neural
Network Control, High-Level Feedback Control with Neural
Networks and the IEEE reprint volume Robot Control.
Automation and Robotics
Systems and Controls