PROF. LAURENT BURLION

Expert in nonlinear control
Specialist in flying machines from tiny drones to big aircraft

Since January 2019 I am Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, NJ in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Before that I was working for the French Aerospace Lab called ONERA in Toulouse, perhaps the best place to conduct aeronautical research in Europe. There I managed several projects with French and European grants and worked in close collaboration with companies and laboratories such as Airbus and CNRS on advanced flight control laws. 
I was also giving classes and accompanying students project for the university of Paul Sabatier and engineering schools such as ISAE SUPAERO, ENAC and ENSEEIHT.

HIGHLIGHTS

New FACE Foundation Covid19 relief Grant 

Our "DareTeach" project has been selected!

 

NEWS

May 2021.
Interview with Prof. Burlion
https://mae.rutgers.edu/pushing-aerospace-systems-their-limits-optimal-performance
April 2021.
Prof. Burlion receives the Provost award for excellence in teaching innovations!
Michael Higgins receives an award at the AIAA regional student conference!
March 2021.
Start of our internal "0-G testbench" project. Stay tuned...
January 2021.
New postdoctoral researcher. Welcome, Reza!
December 2020.
Submission of a Cubesat project in collaboration with the STAR student association
September 2020.
Start of a new academic year and reopening of my drone laboratories!
Two papers accepted at the AIAA SciTech conference 2021.
 
Summer 2020. New Journal paper

 

I. Rubio Scola, G.A. Guijarro Reyes, L.R. Garcia Carillo, J.P. Hespanha and L. Burlion, "A Robust Control Strategy with Perturbation Estimation for the Parrot Mambo Platform", accepted to IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

May 2020. End of the academic year
Congratulations to all the undergraduate students who worked with me throughout this year.
You did a great job despite the lockdown! 
 
Winter 2020. New Journal Papers

T. Cunis, J-P. Condomines and L. Burlion, "Sum-of-squares flight control synthesis for deep stall recovery", accepted to AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics.

T. Cunis, J-P. Condomines and L. Burlion, "Local stability analysis for large polynomial spline systems", accepted to Automatica.

 
December 2019. Habilitation (HDR)
I successfully defended my "habilitation" at ISAE-SUPAERO on Monday, December 9th, 2019
 
Fall 2019. New ARPA-E Grant
A consortium led by Rutgers receives ARPA-E Funding for Transformational Energy Technology. I am responsible for the development of a generic control module aimed at improving the performance and safety of floating wind turbines.