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Dr. Enrique  Barbieri
 Contact Information
Dr. Enrique Barbieri
Professor & Chairperson-Engineering Technology
Contact address   Office: 3940 North Elm St., F115, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationPostal Ad. 1155 Union Circle #305027, Denton, TX 76207 
Email  enrique.barbieri@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 369-7254   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
PhD Electrical Engineering / Control Systems The Ohio State University 1988
MS Electrical Engineering / Digital Systems The Ohio State University 1984
BS Electrical Engineering / Computer Option The Ohio State University 1981
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015ELET4720001Control Systems Download Syllabus
Fall 2014ELET4720001Control Systems Download Syllabus
Fall 2013ELET4720001Control Systems Download Syllabus
Fall 2012ELET4720001Control Systems Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Enrique Barbieri

- Control systems engineering technology: modeling and applications

- Modeling and control strategies for the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System in the presence of vibrations. NASA Langley Research Center, Summer Faculty Fellow, 1992.

- Modeling and control strategies for rocket propulsion. NASA Stennis Space Center, Summer Faculty Fellow, 2001, 2002.
- Synthesis of optimal defibrillating signals
- Engineering and Engineering Technology Educational Issues

toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2012-PresentProfessor and ChairEngineering TechnologyEngineeringUniversity of North Texas
2010-2011ProfessorEngineering TechnologyTechnologyUniversity of Houston
2009-2010Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies TechnologyUniversity of Houston
2006-2010DirectorCenter for Technology LiteracyTechnologyUniversity of Houston
2002-2009Professor and ChairEngineering TechnologyTechnologyUniversity of Houston
2005-2006Co-DirectorTexas Manufacturing Assistance Center - Gulf CoastTechnologyUniversity of Houston
1998-2002Associate ProfessorElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceEngineeringTulane University
1996-1998Associate Professor & ChairElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceEngineeringTulane University
1994-1996Associate ProfessorElectrical EngineeringEngineeringTulane University
1988-1994Assistant ProfessorElectrical EngineeringEngineeringTulane University
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
Answering a Renewed Call for Action in Engineering Technology
E. Barbieri
ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014
Conference paper
Automating a Heat-Shrink Tubing Process
Shahrokh Yousefi-Darani, Nihal Joshua, Huseyin Bostanci, Enrique Barbieri
IAJC/ISAM Joint International Conference, Orlando, FL, September 2014
Conference paper
Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Heat Integrated Distillation Columns: A Case Study
F. Manzo, V. Tzouanas, and E. Barbieri
Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, June 2012
Conference paper
MS in Engineering Technology: Examples from Control Systems
E. Barbieri and V. Tzouanas
Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, June 2012
Conference paper
On Engineering Technology Education: BS to PhD
E. Barbieri, V. Vaidyanathan, and O. Petersen
Journal of Engineering Technology, Fall 2012, pp.20-28.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2010-2011American Control ConferenceTechnical Program Committee Member 
2006-2007IASTED International Conference on Control and ApplicationsMember International Program 
1996-1997American Control Conference (ACC)Technical Program Committee Member 
1996-1997NSF - Puerto Rico EPSCORProposal Review Panel 
1994-1995Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)Member Red Ribbon Panel, Student Paper Award 
1994-1995NSF - Engineering Systems DivisionProposal Review Panel 
1992-1995IEEE Control Systems MagazineTechnical Associate Editor 
1993-1994American Control Conference (ACC)Associate Editor 
1993-1994Engineering Foundation (ERIG)Proposal Review Panel 
1992-1993IEEE COnference on Decision and Control (CDC)Associate Editor 
toggle toggle Patents
Year of AwardTitle of PatentDescription
1994Position Detecting System and MethodF. Figueroa and E. Barbieri. U.S. No. 5,280,457
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2014Invenciones de la Inventiva: Employing KUHF-s -Engines of Our Ingenuity- to Increase Engineering Awareness and Education Opportunities in the Hispanic CommunityUnited Engineering Foundation$52,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2013-2014Automated Heat Shrink Harnessing Device – Phase I (of 3)Labinal Inc., Denton, TX$14,356Co-PICompleted
2013Invenciones de la Inventiva: Employing KUHF-s -Engines of Our Ingenuity- to Increase Engineering Awareness and Education Opportunities in the Hispanic CommunityUnited Engineering Foundation$103,850Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2012Invenciones de la Inventiva: Employing KUHF-s -Engines of Our Ingenuity- to Increase Engineering Awareness and Education Opportunities in the Hispanic CommunityUnited Engineering Foundation$92,000Co-PICompleted
2011-2012CORE: Coordination Of Robotics EducationNASA - JSC$30,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009-2012Transformational Paradigm for the Engineering Profession (TPEP)Department of Education (FIPSE)$149,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2011Invenciones de Nuestra Inventiva-: Employing KUHF-s -Engines of Our Ingenuity- to Increase Engineering Awareness and Education Opportunities in the Hispanic CommunityUnited Engineering Foundation$90,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009-2010CORE: Coordination Of Robotics EducationNASA - JSC$28,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009-2010CORE: Coordination Of Robotics EducationNASA - JSC$28,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2007-2010Center for Technology Literacy: An Upward Mobility Strategy for Economic GrowthDepartment of Commerce, Economic Development Administration588,550Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2004-2010Executive Training Workshops for Sinopec Oil Industry ProfessionalsGlobal Unisource, Inc. (Houston, TX)$120,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003-2010Establishment of a Surveying Professorship, University of HoustonProfessional Surveying Educational Foundation (Houston, TX)$450,000OtherCompleted
2006-2007Manufacturing Assistance for Companies in FEMA-Designated Disaster Areas of TexasNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) MEP Extension800,000Co-PICompleted
2006-2007CORE: Coordination Of Robotics EducationNASA JSC$20,000Co-PICompleted
2006-2007MEP Extension TMAC Gulf Coast Operating BudgetNIST$1,700,000OtherCompleted
2005-2006Recruiting & Retention of First Generation College Students in Technology DisciplinesTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board$75,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2005Establishment of the AT&T Technology Lab, University of HoustonSBC/ATT$250,000Co-PICompleted
2003-2005Matlab GUI for a Fluid MixerNASA Stennis Space Center$60,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002-2003Small Signal Modeling of NASA SSC Propulsion Test Facility ComponentsLouisiana/NASA Consortium$19,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999-2001Temperature Field Sensing and Control: A Welding ApplicationNSF-Dynamic Systems and Control Division$200,000Co-PICompleted
1996-1999Sliding Mode Control of a Welding ProcessLouisiana Board of Regents, Industrial Ties Research$88,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1997-1998An Interdisciplinary Control LaboratoryLA Board of Regents Lab Enhancement Program$25,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1996-1998Sliding Mode Control of a Welding ProcessNSF-GOALI$49,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1995Intelligent Robotic Control and Sensing in Hazardous Waste ManagementTRW/Tulane - Group Seed Grants$8,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1994-1995Research Station for Sensing and ControlNSF (CISE)$26,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1994-1995Control of Redundant Robots for Space ApplicationsLouisiana/NASA Consortium (LaSPACE)$19,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1992-1993Instruction and New Research Direction in Variable Structure ControlLouisiana/NASA Consortium (LaSPACE)$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1991-1993Momentum Management in Redundant Manipulators for Vibration SuppressionNASA LaRC$40,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1991-1992Ultrasonic 3-Dimensional Vibration Measurement SystemGulf South Research Foundation$40,000Co-PICompleted
1989-1992Control Strategies for Flexible Manipulators with Rigid End-Effectors: A Large Scale Systems ApproachLouisiana Board of Regents$148,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2006-2007Hybrid Orientation Program for Instructional Excellence - Targeting Teaching Assistants/Fellows and Part-Time FacultyUniversity of Houston - FDIP-B$25,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003-2004Prototype EVRA Machine for RehabilitationUniv of Houston - GEAR Program$24,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2008Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LAOtherN/AExternal Review Team, ET Undergraduate Programs
2008Wayne State University, Detroit, MIOtherN/AExternal Review Team, Engineering Technology Graduate Program
2001-2006Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLPOtherN/APatent case: provided technical and claim interpretation opinions, deposition testimony, courtroom testimony, and prepared infringement reports dealing with microprocessor-based remote control of TV security camera equipment.
1998-1999Universidad de Carabobo, VenezuelaSenior PersonnelN/AAssisted Universidad de Carabobo faculty in the coordination of a masters program in “Industrial Automation” for electrical, mechanical, chemical, and systems engineers of the oil and petrochemical industries in Valencia, Venezuela.
1998Intralox, New Orleans, LAResearch ScientistN/AAdvanced Conveyor Belt Modeling
1994-1996Technology International Inc, LaPlace, LAPrincipal Investigator$100,000Development of a Microprocessor Educational Toolkit”. NSF/SBIR Phase I
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Enrique Barbieri

- At Tulane University (1988-2002)
- Circuits I, II. Sophomore-level
- Introduction to Control Systems. Junior-level
- Signals and Systems. Junior-level
- Microprocessor Hardware and Software. Senior-level
- Senior Design. Senior-level

- Digital Control Systems. Senior/Graduate level
- Modern Control Systems. Senior/Graduate level
- Nonlinear Control. Senior/Graduate level
- Advanced Microprocessors. Senior/Graduate level
- Optimal Control. Graduate level
- Systems Theory. Graduate-level
- At the University of Houston (2002-2011)
- Linear System Analysis. Junior-level
- Control Systems I. Senior-level
- Graduate Seminar in Engineering Technology
- Analytical Methods in Engineering Technology. Graduate-level
- Applied Digital Control Systems. Graduate-level
- Electromechanical Systems Control. Graduate-level
- Modern Control Applications. Graduate-level
- At the University of North Texas
- ELET 4720 Control Systems (Senior)

- MSES 5310 Industrial Process Controls (Graduate)

- MSES 5800 Modern Control Applications (Graduate)

Teaching Philosophy

- Teach undergraduate students to teach themselves. This is a life-long activity.
- Teach graduate students to learn to teach others. This commitment can lead to a rewarding academic career.

toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2015-PresentNithin Kumar Reddy MekalaMS ET University of North TexasGraduate ResearchDecentralized Control of Landing Gears
2015Murali ShankarMS ET University of North TexasGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingPLC Control Implementation of a Heat Shrink Tubing Process
2012-2014Shahrokh Yousefi-DaraniMS ET, University of North TexasGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingControl and Automation of a Heat-Shrink Tubing Process
2009-2011Fabiana ManzoMS ET, University of HoustonGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingControl of Distillation Columns: Case Studies
2009-2011Cesar FelizzolaMS ET, University of HoustonGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingControl System Framework for a Feedback Controlled Defibrillator
2003-2004S. MotamarriMS ECE, University of HoustonGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingPrototype EVRA Control Design
2000-2004Slobodanka MuzdekaPhD, EECS, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingApplication of Control Systems in Defibrillation
1989-200214 Students (Tulane University)Undergraduate ThesisUndergraduate ResearchVarious
1997-1999Rene SalmonMS EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingModeling and Control of a 2D Heat Transfer Problem
1995-1999Rocio Alba FloresPhD, EECS, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingOn Optimal Tracking and Sliding Mode Control with Application to Vibration Quenching
1995-1997Rodolfo SalinasMS EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingTime Optimal and Sliding Mode Control of Flexible Structures
1994-1996Ryan J. LucasMS EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingDesign of Dual Motor Control System for Three-Wheeled Vehicle
1994-1996Wanda SolanoMS EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSimulated Estimation of Robotic Dynamic Parameters
1994-1996Kan XuMS EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingVariable Structure Control of a Long Flexible Arm with Reaction Actuators
1994-1996David SheppardMS EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingA Matlab Robotic Toolbox
1993-1995Mahdi IssaMS EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingOptimal P-LEAD and PI-LEAD Controller Design
1993-1995Jorge DonatoMS EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingFuzzy Domain Transformation for Analog Fuzzy Controller Implementation
1991-1995Chia-Chang TongPhD, EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingTime Optimal Control Theory: A Continuation Approach
1991-1993Chia-Chang TongMS EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingA Flexible Beam Instrumented with an Ultrasonic Ranging System
1990-1992Yardiel FuentesMS EE, Tulane UniversityGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingAnalysis, Design and Control of the Direct-Drive, Redundant Manipulator
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2006-2007University of Houston SACS Quality Enhancement Plan CommitteeMember 
2005-2006University of Houston Promotion & Tenure CommitteeMember 
2005-2006Texas ARP Proposal Review CommitteeMember 
2005-2006University of Houston, Information & Logistics Technology Dept. Chair Search CommitteeChair 
2004-2005University of Houston Fee CommitteeMember 
2003-2004University of Houston Academic Development Advisory CommitteeMember. Review FDIP Proposals 
2003-2004University of Houston International Education Fee Scholarship CommitteeMember 
1995-1998Robotics and Automation Committee, School of Engineering, Tulane UniversityMember 
1994-1996Graduate Program Committee, Electrical Engineering Dept. , Tulane UniversityChair 
1994-1995Faculty Search Committee, Electrical Engineering Department, Tulane UniversityChair 
1993-1994Undergraduate Curriculum Development, Electrical Engineering Dept., Tulane UniversityMember 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2005-PresentAmerican Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Member
1985-PresentInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Control Systems Society Member
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2010Senior MemberInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2010Inducted to the DELTA IOTA Chapter of the PHI BETA DELTA Honor Society for International ScholarsUniversity of Houston, DELTA IOTA Chapter of the PHI BETA DELTA Honor Society
2009Best Poster Award for the article "A 2-year common template for Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology”, Ac 2009-1955, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Austin TX, 2009Mechanical Engineering Division of the ASEE
2004- Certificate of Recognition for contributing to the NASA Tech Brief publicationNASA Stennis Space Center
1996Faculty Award for Excellence in TeachingTulane University, Graduate School Student Association
1991Admitted to the Graduate FacultyTulane University
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2015-2017ASEE American Society for Engineering EducationEngineering Technology Council, Executive Board MemberDirector of 4-Year ET Programs
2015-2017IEEE Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers2017 IEEE Conference on Control Technology & Applications, Organizing Committee MemberFinance Chair
2007-2011Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center TMACMember, Executive CouncilStrategic planning
2007-2009Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center TMACChair, Executive CouncilStrategic planning
2006ABETTechnological Education Initiative (TEI) PanelistBlue Ribbon Panel Featuring four institutions that have undergone TC2K evaluation
2004, 2007NSF Graduate Research Fellowship ProgramPanelist 
2004Engineering Technology Leadership Institute (ETLI)Conference Co-Chair, hosted by the University of Houston 
2002IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)Publicity Chair 
2001-2002NSF Graduate Research Fellowship ProgramPanelist 
1996Conference on Control Applications, Symposium on Computer Aided Control System Design, and International Symposium on Intelligent ControlFinance Chair 
1995NSF (CAREER Program)Panelist 
1988-1995Various professional organizationsReviewer, panelist, technical session organizer, technical session chair 
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