Dr Daniel Feliu - Control Theory - Best Researcher Award 

Khalifa University - United Arab Emirates 

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr Daniel Feliu Talegón embarked on his academic journey at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, where he pursued a combined B.S. and M.S.C. in Industrial Engineering, with a minor in Automatic Control, from 2009 to 2014. Following this, he earned his Ph.D. in Mechatronics from the same university, completing his doctoral studies in 2019.

Professional Endeavors

Mechatronics PhD Student (2014 – 2019): During his doctoral studies, Dr Daniel was actively engaged in researching, designing, programming, and controlling both rigid and mechanically flexible robots. His work included presentations at scientific conventions and significant contributions to the development, design, and writing of scientific articles.

Assistant in Engineering Courses (2014 – 2019): Dr Daniel contributed to engineering education by co-planning and teaching subjects related to continuous and discrete automatic control at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. He collaborated with Ph.D. students and professors on various projects and scientific articles during this time.

Robotics Postdoctoral Positions:

  • ERC Advanced Grant Postdoctoral Position (2019–2022): Daniel focused on adding manipulation capabilities to flapping wing robots, involving design, modeling, and control of lightweight manipulators. He actively participated in proposal preparation for National and European projects.
  • Assistant in Engineering Courses (2020-2022): Daniel continued his involvement in academia by co-planning and teaching master's level courses in Robotics at the University of Seville.

Current Position (June 2022-Present): Dr Daniel is currently a Robotics Postdoctoral Researcher at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he is researching the development of sensors and manipulation capabilities for soft robot manipulators in underwater robotics.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr Daniel's research spans various areas within control engineering, robotics, and mechatronics. His expertise includes active damping of vibrations in flexible structures, identification and control of flexible link robots, multivariable and digital control systems, fractional dynamics and control, and the design and control of lightweight manipulators for flapping wing robots.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr  Daniel has received notable honors and awards, including the National Prize for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Robotics in Spain in 2019 and an Accesit for the best paper in modeling, simulation, and optimization in XXXIX Jornadas de Automática.

Impact and Influence

As a member of research projects such as the ERC Advanced Grant GRIFFIN and others, Dr Daniel has contributed to cutting-edge advancements in soft underwater robotics, aerial robotic manipulation, and control of flexible robots under external forces.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With an impressive list of 20 journal papers and 10 conference papers, Dr Daniel has made significant contributions to the scientific community. His multidisciplinary research and extensive teaching experience position him as a valuable contributor to the fields of control engineering, robotics, and mechatronics. Daniel's ongoing work in sensors and manipulation for soft robots in underwater robotics underscores his commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge in these fields. His legacy is marked by awards, scholarships, and impactful research projects, and his future contributions are anticipated to further advance the understanding and application of robotics and mechatronics.

Notable Publication

Daniel Feliu – Control Theory – Best Researcher Award

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