Francesco Sorrentino


Phone: 505-277-2349
Fax: 505-277-1571

Physical Address

Room 330
Mechanical Engineering Building
Building # 122 on the UNM map

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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PhD, Control Engineering, University of Naples Federico II (Italy), 2007

BS & MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II (Italy), 2003


Dr. Sorrentino’s expertise is in dynamical systems and controls, with particular emphasis on nonlinear dynamics and adaptive decentralized control. His work includes studies on dynamics and control of complex dynamical networks and hypernetworks, adaptation in complex systems, sensor adaptive networks, coordinated autonomous vehicles operating in a dynamically changing environment, and identification of nonlinear systems.

He is interested in applying the theory of dynamical systems to model, analyze, and control the dynamics of complex distributed energy systems, such as power networks and smart grids. Other subjects of current investigation are evolutionary game theory on networks (evolutionary graph theory), the dynamics of large networks of coupled neurons, and the use of adaptive techniques for dynamical identification of communication delays between coupled mobile platforms.

Teaching Interests

  • Dynamical Systems and Controls
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

Research Interests

  • Dynamics and controls of complex dynamical networks
  • Hypernetworks
  • Identification of nonlinear systems
  • Complex distributed energy systems

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