Ricardo de Castro

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Merced

5200 N. Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343

E-mail: rpintodecastro[at]ucmerced[dot]edu

ricardo.decastro [at] ieee.org

Affiliated with: CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Research Interests

My research focuses on electric and robotic vehicles. I am interested in combining power conversion with advanced control and optimization methods as a means of achieving high energy efficiency, durability and reliability of energy storage systems. Vehicle automation is another area of my research, with particular emphasis on safe motion planning and resilient control.

Keywords: Zero-emission vehicles; control and optimization; power conversion and energy management; energy storage systems; electric and robotic vehicles; safe and resilient motion control