Mechanical Engineering

Faculty & Staff


Department of Mechanical Engineering
N207 Engineering Building 1,
Houston, TX 77204-4006
Phone: 713-743-4500
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Dr. Matthew A. Franchek

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Subsea Engineering Program

Office Location: W214-D3

Phone: 713-743-2758   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Email: mfranchek [at] uh [dot] edu

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Research Interests

Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control—Linear and nonlinear system identification, information synthesis, multivariable control theory, nonlinear control theory, controller design, diagnostics/prognostics, and targeted adaptive control

Engineering Applications

Internal combustion engines, exhaust after-treatment components, noise/vibration control of structures, and health prognostics of cardiovascular and respiratory systems