Dr. Fathi Aldukali

Lecturer, ECE


301 Sparkman Drive
Engineering Building
Room 217G
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Prior to joining the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Dr. Aldukali was an adjunct professor at Alabama A&M University. He received a Master of Science in Electrical and Microelectronics Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY in 2012, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2019. His research interests include automatic control systems, the theory of nonlinear control systems, and hybrid impulsive sliding mode control systems with application to flight and space vehicle control. Currently, his research is on the area of hybrid impulsive higher order sliding mode control theory which focuses on the impact of model uncertainty on systems design and driving the system states to the origin in very short time. He is developing theoretical and numerical algorithms to assess the robustness of systems on finite time.

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.S., Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2012
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2019
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2019

Honors & Awards

  • Eta Kappa Nu National Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville Dean's List, Spring 2019
  • Outstanding Contribution reviewer, Journal of the Franklin Institute, May 2017


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


  • Control Systems
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Adaptive Control
  • Sliding Mode Control Theory
  • System Identification
  • Optimal Control
  • Microelectronics
  • Kalman Filter

Recent Publications

  • Book Chapter: 

    Yuri B. Shtessel, Fathi M. Aldukali and Frank Plestan, Hybrid-Impulsive Higher Order Sliding Mode Control, New Perspectives and Applications of Modern Control Theory, 10.1007/978-3-319-62464-8-17, (427-463), (2017)

  • Journal Publications:

    Yuri Shtessel, Alain Glumineau, Franck Plestan, and Fathi M. Aldukali. Hybrid-impulsive second-order sliding mode control: Lyapunov approach: International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, August,2018

  • Fathi M. Aldukali, Yuri B. Shtessel and Franck Plestan, Impulsive second order sliding mode control in reduced information environment, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 28, 8, (2909-2926), (2018)

  • M. Basin, Yuri B. Shtessel, and Fathi M. Aldukali, "Continuous finite- and fixed-time high-order regulators," J. Franklin Inst., vol. 253, no. 18, pp. 5001- 5012, 2016

  • Conference Publications:

    F. M. Aldukali, Y. B. Shtessel, A. Glumineau, and F. Plestan. Impulsive-supertwisting control in reduced information environments. In 2016 American Control Conference (ACC), pages 7207-7212, July 2016.

  • F. M. Aldukali and Y. B. Shtessel. Continuous higher order sliding mode control with impulsive action. In 2015 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), pages 5420-5425, Dec 2015

  • M. Basin, Y. Shtessel, and F. Aldukali. Continuous finite and fixed-time regulators. In 2016 14th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems (VSS), pages 120-125, June 2016,