Associate Professor
Packard Lab 552
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-4547
Nader Motee

Areas of Research

Dynamic Systems and Control


Professional Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2008 - 2011
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA, 2009 - 2011
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2008

Research Interests:

Design, control, and optimization of spatially distributed systems with applications to energy systems; design and complexity analysis of large biochemical reaction networks; task planning and architecture design for networked multiple autonomous vehicles.

Scientific and Professional Societies Membership:

  • Senior Member of IEEE

Honors and Awards:

  • The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Award, 2013
  • The P.C. Rossin Assistant Professorship, Lehigh University Endowed Chair, 2013-2015
  • Hugo Schuck Award for Theory, American Automatic Control Council, 2008
  • The Joseph and Rosaline Wolf Award, Best Thesis Award, Penn Engineering, 2008
  • Certificate of Achievement, Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA, 2008, 2010
  • Best Student Paper Award, Winner, American Control Conference, 2007
  • Best Student Paper Award, Finalist, American Control Conference, 2006
  • Best Poster Award, Research Forum at Penn Engineering, 2006.
  • IEEE Best Student Paper Contest, Finalist, IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa, Middle East), 2000


Ph.D., Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
M.Sc. Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2006