Kfoury

Giscard Kfoury, PhD

Assistant Professor

21000 West Ten Mile Road
Engineering Building, E28B
Southfield, MI 48075

gkfoury@ltu.edu

Phone: (248) 204-2579

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut

Courses and Advising

  • Director, B.S. Robotics Engineering program
  • Advisor, Formula SAE competition team
  • EME 5213 - Vibrations
  • EME 5223 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • EME 5253 - Engineering Analysis I
  • EME 6533 - Mechanical Vibrations II
  • EME 6423 - Advanced Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Hybrid powertrain modeling, control, and testing
  • Nonlinear controller and estimator design
  • Robotics and unmanned vehicle modeling and control
  • Robotic manipulator control and observer design
  • Engine vibration and friction estimation

Selected Publications

  1. Chalhoub, N.G. and Kfoury, G.A., 2004, “Development of a Robust Nonlinear Observer for a Single-Link Flexible Manipulator,” Proceedings of the 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Anaheim, California, November, 2004, Vol. 2, Dynamic Systems and Control-Modeling and Identification, Paper No. IMECE2004-59790, 1-11.
  2. Chalhoub, N.G. and Kfoury, G.A., 2005, “Development of a Robust Nonlinear Observer for a Single-Link Flexible Manipulator,” Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics, 39(3), 217-233.
  3. Kfoury, G.A., Chalhoub, N.G. and Henein, N.A., 2005, “Use of a Nonlinear Observer to Improve the Computation of Instantaneous Frictional Losses in Internal Combustion Engines,” Cairo 9th International Conference on Energy & Environment, Cairo-Egypt, March 13-17, 2005, 1-10.
  4. Kfoury, G.A., Chalhoub, N.G., Henein, N.A. and Bryzik, W., 2005, “Enhancement of the Accuracy of the Modified  Method Through the Implementation of a Nonlinear Robust Observer,” Proceedings of the 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Orlando, Florida, November, 2005, Dynamic Systems and Control, Modeling and Identification, Paper No. IMECE2005-80115, 1-10.
  5. Kfoury, G.A., Chalhoub, N.G., Henein, N.A. and Bryzik, W., 2006, “Enhancement of the accuracy of the  method through the implementation of a nonlinear robust observer,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 291(3-5), 1080-1103.
  6. Chalhoub, N.G., Kfoury, G.A. and Bazzi, B.A., 2006, “Design of robust controllers and a nonlinear observer for the control of a single-link flexible robotic manipulator,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 291(1-2), 437-461.
  7. Kfoury, G.A. and Chalhoub, N.G., 2007, “Development of a Robust Observer for Constrained Nonlinear Systems,” Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Seattle, Washington, November, 2007, Dynamic Systems and Control, Modeling and Identification, Paper No. IMECE2007-43680, 1-9.
  8. Fadel, C., Chalhoub, N.G., Kfoury, G.A. and Henein, N.A., 2008, “Direct Measurement of the Piston-Assembly Friction Force in a Single Cylinder Engine under Motoring Conditions,” Proceedings of DSCC2008, 2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC2008-2173, October 20-22, 2008, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
  9. Kfoury, G.A. and Chalhoub, N.G., 2009, “Nonlinear Observers for Constrained Systems,” to appear in the Proceedings of DSCC2009, Proceedings of the 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference DSCC2009, October, 2009, Hollywood, California.
  10. Kfoury, G.A. and Chalhoub, N.G., 2009, “Design of a Robust Nonlinear Observer for Constrained Systems,” Journal of Vibration and Control, accepted for publication.
  11. Kfoury, G.A. and Chalhoub, N.G., 2010, “Computation of the Instantaneous Frictional Losses of Internal Combustion Engine Components,” Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference DSCC2010, September 12-15, 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Activities and Service

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • DSC Model Identification and Intelligent Systems (MIIS) Technical Committee
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Member, Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD)