Robert Melendy
Associate Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
PM 411
Microcontroller interfacing and instrumentation
Robotics and autonomous systems
Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
Mathematical and computational biophysics
Mathematical control theory
Control systems engineering - linear, nonlinear, and adaptive control
  • Doctor of Mathematics, Oregon State University 2008
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University 1998    
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University 1994
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University 1992    


  • Control systems engineering (classical and modern methods applied to continuous and discrete-time control systems
  • Dynamic system simulation
  • Motion control of mechanisms and robotics
  • Autonomous systems
  • Energy systems instrumentation
  • Microelectronics and devices.

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP: The main thrust of my research is the construction and evaluation of mathematical models for molecular physiology. I focus on cell membrane excitability and the bioimpedance characteristics of ion channels. The purpose is to simplify, yet advance, current understanding of the mechanism by which electrical impulses propagate along the axonal path of a neuron. This requires the application of advanced mathematics, physical, and engineering principles. This research has led to publications in: (1) The Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance (Volume 9: Issue 1, 2018); (2) The Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance (Volume 10: Issue 1, 2019).