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Dr. Mansour Karkoub

Dr. Mansour Karkoub


Office Number: 234E
Office Phone: +974.4423.0165

Dr. Mansour Karkoub’s teaching and research interests include: Robust Control, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Mechatronics, and Vibration Engineering.


  • HDR, University of Versailles, France.
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
  • M.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,USA.
  • B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,USA.


  • Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2009-Present.
  • Professor and Assistant to the Provost on Accreditation matters, The Petroleum Institute, UAE 2007-2009.
  • Professor and Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering Program, The Petroleum Institute, UAE, 2005-2007.
  • Director of graduate studies, Mechanical Engineering Department, Kuwait University, 2004-2005.
  • Visiting Professor, INRIA, France, 2002-2003.
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering Program, Kuwait University, 2003-2005.
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Program, Kuwait University, 1989-2003.
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Program, Kuwait University, 1994-1989.
  • Director of the Artificial Intelligence Center, Kuwait University, 1996-1999


  • ​Fellow, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow, The Institute of Engineering Technology
  • Fellow, The Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Distinguished Achievement Award College Level, Texas A&M University, August, 2012.
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, graduating class of 2012, Texas A&M University at Qatar, June 2012.
  • ASME-Petroleum Institute best teacher award, June, 2008.
  • Best teacher award, College of Engineering, Kuwait University, 2001.
  • Best Junior Research Award, Kuwait University, 1999.
  • Recipient of a four-year undergraduate scholarship from the USAID & MHE, Tunisia, 1984-1988.
  • Recipient of the ISWOP graduate fellowship, UMN, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1992-1994.
  • Recipient of a five-year graduate scholarship from the USAID & MHE, Tunisia, 1988-1994.
  • Recipient of the TRUTH Company award for outstanding undergraduate mechanism design, 1987.
  • Member, Tau Beta PI


  • M. Karkoub, C-C. Weng, , T-S. Wu, W-S. Yu, and M-G. Her, “ Tracking Adaptive Fuzzy Integral Sliding Mode Control for a Train of Self-Balancing Vehicles,” Accepted, International Journal of Dynamics and Control, 2018.
  • H. M. Wu, M. Karkoub and C. L. Hwang, “Hierarchical Variable Structure Control for the Path Following and Formation Maintenance of Multi-Agent Systems,” Accepted, Journal of Robotic and Intelligent Systems, 2018.
  • M. Karkoub, H-M. Wu, and C-L. Hwang, “Hierarchical Robust Nonlinear Control for Trajectory-Tracking of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Subject to Uncertainties Variable,” Ocean Engineering, vol. 145, pp. 188-198, 2017.
  • T-S. Wu, M. Karkoub, “Robust Tracking Control of MIMO Under-Actuated Nonlinear Systems with Dead-Zone Band and Delayed Uncertainty Using an Adaptive Fuzzy Control,” IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 905-918, 2017.
  • D. A. Trevino G., S.M. Dutta, and F. H. Ghorbel, M. Karkoub, 2016, "A Dipole Model of 3-D Magnetic Flux Leakage," Accepted, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.
  • T-S. Wu, M. Karkoub, 2016, "Robust Tracking Control of MIMO Underactuated Nonlinear Systems with Dead-Zone Band and Delayed Uncertainty Using an Adaptive Fuzzy Control," Accepted, Information Science.
  • Gharib M. and Karkoub M., 2016, "Experimental investigation of linear particle chain impact dampers in free vibration suppression," Accepted, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.
  • H. M. Wu, M. Karkoub and C. L. Hwang, 2015, "Mixed Fuzzy Sliding-Mode Tracking with Backstepping Formation Control for Multi-Nonholonomic Mobile Robots Subject to Uncertainties," Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 79(1), pp. 73-86, 2015.
  • T-S. Wu, M. Karkoub, Chien-Chih Weng, and Wen-Shyong Yu, 2015, "Trajectory Tracking for Uncertainty Time Delayed-State Self-Balancing Train Vehicles Using Observer-Based Adaptive Fuzzy Control," Information Science, 324(10), pp. 1-22, December 2015.
  • C-C. Hsieh, M. Karkoub, W-R. Lai, P-H. Lin, 2015, "Visual people counting using gender features and LRU updating scheme," Multi-media Tools and Applications, Volume 74(6), pp. 1741-1759, March 2015.
  • Gharib M. and Karkoub M., 2015, "Shock based experimental investigation of the linear particle chain impact damper," ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 137(6), pp. 061012-1-061012-10, 2015.
  • T-S. Wu, Mansour Karkoub, H-S Chen, W-S. Yu, and M-G. Her, 2015, "Robust Tracking Observer-Based Adaptive Fuzzy Control Design for Uncertain Nonlinear MIMO Systems with Time Delayed States," Information Science, Vol. 290, pp. 86-105, 2015.
  • Tzu-Sung Wu, M. Karkoub, C-T. Chen, W-S. Yu, and M-G. Her, 2014, "Anti-Sway Tracking Control of Tower Cranes With delayed Uncertainty Using a Robust Adaptive Fuzzy Control," Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Online first, January 2015.
  • T-S. Wu and M. Karkoub, 2014, "H-Infinity Fuzzy Adaptive Tracking Control Design for Nonlinear Systems with Output Delays," Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol. 254, pp. 1-25, April 2014
  • W-S. Yu, M. Karkoub, T-S. Wu, and M-G. Her, 2014, "Delayed Output Feedback Control for Nonlinear Systems with Two-Layer Interval Fuzzy Observers," IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 611-630, June, 2014.
  • J-H. Han and Y-J. Kim and M. Karkoub, 2014, "Wave propagation modeling of fluid-filled pipes using hybrid analytical/two-dimensional finite element method," Wave Motion, Accepted, 2014. 
  • M. Karkoub, M-G. Her, C-C., Hwang, 2012 “Design of wireless remote monitoring and object tracking robot,” Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 60, No. 2, , Pages 133–142.