Chokri SendiPh.D

Chokri Sendi
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
ECB 301E
(907) 786 - 6042


Santa Clara University, PhD, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
University of Colorado, MS Applied Mathematics.
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University , Master of Science in Electro-mechanical Engineering


Chokri Sendi received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Santa Clara University in 2106 & a master in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado in 2010. In 2018, he joined The University of Alaska Anchorage as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include dynamic and control of multi-body flexible spacecraft, aero-elasticity, flexible robotic systems, & optimization.

Teaching Responsibilities

ES A261 Introduction to Engineering Computation
ME A280 Solid Modeling for Engineers

Professional & Department Service

Member: IEEE, AAS, AIAA, ASME , Mechanical Engineering Department

Research Interests

Dynamic and control of Multi-body Flexible Spacecraft, Aero-elasticity, Flexible Robotic Systems, Fuzzy and Artificial Neural Network, Optimization.


     Chokri Sendi, Antonio Won, and Luke Mccue, "Robust Optimal Fuzzy Sun-Point Control of a Large Solar Power Satellite Subject to Actuators Amplitude and Rate Constraints", AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Portland, Main, August 12-15, 2019. AAS-19-793.     
     Chokri Sendi, Mohammad A. Ayoubi , Robust Fuzzy Tracking Control of Flexible Spacecraft via T-S Fuzzy Model , ISSN: 0018-9251, DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2017.2740078, Aug 2017, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

     Sendi, C. and Ayoubi, M. A., Robust-Optimal Fuzzy Model-Based Control Of Flexible Spacecraft with Actuator Constraints, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 138, Issue 9, doi:10.1115/1.4033318.

     Sendi, C. and Ayoubi, M. A., Robust-Optimal Fuzzy Model-Based Control of Flexible Spacecraft With Actuator Amplitude and Rate Constraints, Paper No. DSCC2015-9902, pp. V001T06A005; doi:10.1115/DSCC2015-9902, Columbus, OH, October 28--30, 2015.

     Sendi, C. and Ayoubi, M. A., Robust Fuzzy Logic-Based Tracking Control of a Flexible Spacecraft with H_∞ Performance Criteria, AIAA Space Conference and Exposition, San Diego, CA, 2015, doi: 10.2514/6.2014-4417.

     Ayoubi, M. A., Sendi, C., Fuzzy-Logic Attitude Control of Spacecraft With Retargeting Flexible Antenna, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Boston, MA, August 19-22, 2013, doi:10.2514/6.2013-4861.

     Chokri Sendi, Mohammad A. Ayoubi , Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Model-Based Control of Spacecraft With Flexible Appendage", Journal of Astronautical Sciences, DOI:10.1007/s40295-015-0035-3.

     Ayoub. M. A., Sendi, C. Lyapunov-Based Attitude Tracking Control of a Quadrotor UAV, Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vol. 4, parts A and B, pp. 213-221, 2012;doi: 10.1115/IMECE2012-89517.

Career History/Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018-Present
Research assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University, 2012-2017
Science & Engineering Professor, Department of Math & Science, Community College of Denver, 2003-2011
Department of Transportation, Senior Engineer, 1997-2002