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Jean-Paul Pinaud

Ph.D. Candidate, C.Phil.
Citizenship: U.S.A.


Structural Systems and Control Laboratory
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411
Phone: (858) 534-6146 
FAX: (858) 822-3107 
E-Mail: jpinaud@mae.ucsd.edu

Office: EBU I 2114

Curriculum Vitae: PDF file

Advisor | Research Interests | Education | Academic Experience | Publications | Professional Experience | Other Interests


Research Interests

  • Linear Control
  • Sensor and Actuator Selection
  • Deployment of Flexible Structures
  • Systems Design
  • Tendon Actuated Control of Tensegrity Structures


University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California USA 
  • C.Phil., Aerospace Engineering, 2003.
    • Advisor: Robert E. Skelton
  • M.S., Aeropace Engineering, 2002.
  • B.S., Physics with Specialization in Biophysics, 1998.
  • B.S., Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, 1998.
  • San Diego Graduate Research Fellowship, 2001-2003

Academic Experience

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California USA
  • Research Assistant/Graduate Student, Structural Systems and Control Lab  1998 - present

    • Includes current Ph.D. research, Ph.D. and Masters level coursework and research.

  • Teaching Assistant, Mathematics Department  1999 - June 2000

    • Duties at various times have included office hours, review sessions, weekly sections, grading exams. Multivariable Calculus.

  • Teaching Assistant, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department,  Fall 2003

    • Duties at various times have included office hours, weekly sections, grading.  Linear Circuits


Conference Papers

Professional Experience

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California USA
  • Molecular Neurobiology Lab, Laboratory Assistant/Intern 1995-1997

    • Duties included sectioning techniques of brain tissue, microscopy and imaging, animal surgical techniques, and various molecular biology techniques.

Other Interests

  • Ice Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Foosball Champion of the World
  • Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.