National Technical University of Athens - School of Mechanical Engineering
Control Systems Lab
Evangelos Papadopoulos Research Group

Mechanical Engineer
PhD Student
Location:   T&SS Lab
Phone:   +(30) 210-772-2348

Michalis Ramp is currently a PhD Candidate in the ME Dept. of NTUA (Section of Mechanical Design & Automatic Control) under Professor Evangelos Papadopoulos. He obtained his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from the University of Cyprus, in 2008. His Diploma Thesis focused on distributed parameter control theory and addressed the question of controllability of the internal temperature profile generated in a solid by applying heating only on the accessible surfaces. A novel control strategy based on distributed parameter control theory by using Galerkin optimization to control an energy residual index using Green functions was developed and tested on a one dimensional rod of finite length for two different temperature profiles with great success. His is the recipient of the Fulbright scholarship award for Master’s studies in the USA where he obtained his Masters Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from the University of California at Berkeley, in 2010. His Master Thesis elaborated on the modeling of a commercial R/C helicopter and the design and implementation of an autonomous nap-of-the-earth (NOE) PID controller. The controller monitors ground proximity and regulates the throttle assisting the pilot during mentally exhausting flight conditions. He is a member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and of the Cyprus Mechanical Engineering Association (CMEA).

Research Interests
Nonlinear Control Systems, Geometric Control, Numerical Methods, Dynamic Modeling of Multibody Systems, Distributed Parameter Control Systems and Applied Mathematics.

Current Work
Modeling and control of mUAV's, dynamic modeling and simulation of quadruped robotic systems

Past Work
  Dynamic Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of Multi-joint, Quadruped Robots (Research Funding by the European Union (European Social Fund-ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program 'Education and Lifelong Learning' of the National Strategic Reference Framework Research Funding Program: THALES: Biomimetic Legged Robots Operating in Rough Environments - BioLegRob)


 Ramp, M. and Papadopoulos, E., “Attitude and Angular Velocity Tracking for a Rigid Body using Geometric Methods on the Two-Sphere,” Proc. of the European Control Conference 2015, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, July 15-17, 2015.

 Ramp, M. and Papadopoulos, E., “On Modeling and Control of a Holonomic Vectoring Tricopter,” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS ‘15), Hamburg, Germany, September 28 - October 02, 2015.

Currently under review