Dr.Vikram Kapila

Vikram Kapila


Room: RH 504
Phone: (718) 260-3161/3160
E-mail: vkapila@nyu.edu


Professor Vikram Kapila's Curriculum Vita



  • Developed an externally funded research, education, mentoring, and outreach program with over 15.3 million dollars of funding.
  • Edited 3 books and published 7 chapters in edited books, 1 book review, 55 journal articles, and 108 conference papers. Citation statistics (Google Scholar)—Citations: 2450+, h-index: 25
  • Graduated 1 B.S.,16 M.S., and 4 Ph.D. students.
  • Mentored 31 undergraduate research students and 11 undergraduate senior design project teams; over 300 K-12 teachers and 100 high school student researchers; and 18 undergraduate GK-12 Fellows and 58 graduate GK-12 Fellows.
  • Direct K-12 education, training, mentoring, and outreach programs that currently enrich the STEM education of over 1,500 students annually.

CITIZENSHIP: Naturalized U.S. Citizen



Mechatronics; Robotics; Smart Sensors; Cooperative Control; Distributed Spacecraft Formation Control; Linear/Nonlinear Control with Applications to Robust Control, Saturation Control, and Time-Delay Systems; Closed-Loop Input Shaping; Spacecraft Attitude Control; K-12 STEM Education and DSP/PC/Microcontroller-Based Real-Time Control.


Statics, Dynamics, Mechanical Vibration, Measurement Systems, Automatic Control, Mechatronics, Smart Systems, Robotics, Digital Control, Optimal Multivariable Feedback Control, Nonlinear Control, Robust Control, Instrumentation Laboratory and Real-Time Control Laboratory.



  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Flight Mechanics and Control
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 1996                                                
    Dissertation:Robust Fixed-Structure Control of Uncertain
    Systems with Input-Output Nonlinearities

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Dynamics and Control
    Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, March 1993
    Thesis: Optimal Control and Estimation for Discrete-Time                                   
    Periodic and Multirate Systems
  • B.Tech. Production Engineering and Management
    National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India, October 1988
    (Formerly known as Calicut Regional Engineering College)