The Center for Non-linear Dynamics and Control (CENDAC) is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of researchers working together to apply advanced nonlinear theoretical and numerical techniques to solve real-world problems.
Current research topics include: modeling and control of exhaust after-treatment systems, advanced battery and fuel cell modeling and management, mobile robotics, actively controlled electromagnetic bearings, seismic design and strengthening of structures, fatigue and vibration performance of structures, process control and optimization, and multi-scale nonlinear modeling.
Ms. Jill M. Spelina has been working on her PhD in engineering at Villanova University part time since August 2006 and plans on graduating in May 2012. She is currently a professor of mathematics at Delaware County Community College.
Ms. Spelina received a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and a Masters in Engineering in Systems Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include nonparametric statistics, statistical pattern recognition and classification theory. Ms. Spelina’s graduate project concerns real-time on-board diagnostic monitoring for automotive catalytic emission control systems.