Ioannis A. Raptis

Ioannis Raptis

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Autonomous Robotic Systems Laboratory



Perry Hall Room 214A

197 Riverside Street

Lowell, MA 01854-5043

tel: (978) 934-4972

fax: (978) 934-3048

email: Ioannis_Raptis [at] uml [dot] edu


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Nonlinear dynamic systems theory and control design, robotics, fault detection and failure prognosis.


Research Interests

Autonomous robotic vehicles, coordination and control of multi-agent dynamic systems, path planning and trajectory generation, rotorcraft/aircraft control and system identification, fault tolerant control.


Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell, September 2012 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, February 2010 - August 2011



Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida
M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University
Dipl. Ing., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki



Dr. Raptis joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2012. He is the director of the Autonomous Robotic Systems Laboratory (ARSL). Dr. Raptis received his Dipl-Ing. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and his Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. In 2010 he received his Ph.D. degree in the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida. In the same year he joined the Intelligent Control Systems Laboratory (ICSL) and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. From October 2011 to August 2012 he had a joint appointment with ICSL and the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) in the department of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.