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Miroslav Krstic

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Miroslav Krstic serves as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, overseeing Organized Research Units, academic researcher appointments and promotions, research development, and initiatives. He is Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, holds the Alspach endowed chair, and is the founding director of the Center for Control Systems and Dynamics. Krstic is Fellow of IEEE, IFAC, ASME, SIAM, AAAS, IET (UK), AIAA (Assoc. Fellow), and foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has received the Bellman Award, SIAM Reid Prize, ASME Oldenburger Medal, Nyquist Lecture Prize, Paynter Award, Ragazzini Education Award, IFAC Ruth Curtain Distributed Parameter Systems Award, IFAC Nonlinear Control Systems Award, Chestnut textbook prize, CSS Distinguished Member Award, the PECASE, NSF Career, and ONR Young Investigator awards, the Schuck (’96 and ’19) and Axelby paper prizes, and the first UCSD Research Award given to an engineer. Krstic has coauthored eighteen books on adaptive, nonlinear, and PDE control.


Administrative Assistant:
Lana Panetta

Organized Research Units promote multidisciplinary research and investigation across departments and divisions, providing a supportive infrastructure for endeavors that span diverse areas of academic interest. The Vice Chancellors for Research, Health Sciences and Marine Sciences have primary oversight of the ORUs in their respective areas. The Vice Chancellor for Research consults closely with the Executive Vice Chancellor in managing the portfolio of general campus ORUs.