Assistant Research Scientist
2022 FXB BuildingFrançois-Xavier Bagnoud Aerospace Building 1320 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140
Hossein Rastgoftar is currently an assistant research scientist in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan Autonomous and Aerospace Systems Laboratory, directed by Professor Atkins, from 2015-2017. He has received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 2015. Hossein has two MS degrees (one in Mechanical Systems and the other in Solid Mechanics) and a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering-Thermo-Fluids.
Hossein is currently collaborating with Professor Ella M. Atkins on cooperative aerial payload transport by autonomous Multi-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) System (MUS) as an application for MAS continuum deformation. The project goal is to manage a cooperative MUS transport mission through task-level autonomy given a fixed set of MUS leaders and followers. An underlying cooperative control strategy motivated by continuum deformation will enhance the resilience, scalability and safety of the transport mission.
Positions Held at UM
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2015-2017)