Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Thein joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1999. Since then, she has served as a visiting scholar and/or lecturer at the Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC) at Keyport NAVSEA, the Flight Dynamics Analysis Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK), the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester (Leicester, UK), and the Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain). Dr. Thein was also named a United Kingdom Royal Society Fellow in 2007 for her international collaborative research in spacecraft control. She holds memberships in AIAA, ASME (DSCD), IEEE (CSS IAC, WiC, WIE), Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Tau Sigma, SAE, Sigma Xi, SWE, and Tau Beta Pi.

    Dr. Thein's field of specialization is in the area of System Dynamics and Control. Her studies involve nonlinear estimation and control with particular emphasis on ocean and space applications.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Position, Orientation and Velocity Detection of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) Using an Optical Detector Array.Sensors Diversity.  17:1741-1741. 2017
    2016 Optical Detector Array Design for Navigational Feedback Between Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  41:18-26. 2016
    Lean Collaboration on Campus? A Social Network and Bricolage ApproachAdvances in Engineering Education

    Article

    Year Title
    2017 Lean Collaboration on Campus? A social Networks and Bricolage Approach 2017
    2017 Lean Collaboration on Campus? A social Networks and Bricolage Approach 2017

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2014 An Image Processing Approach for Determining the Relative Pose of Unmanned Underwater VehiclesOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1-4. 2014
    2014 Pose Detection and Control of Multiple Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) Using Optical FeedbackOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1-6. 2014
    2013 Characterization of optical communication in a leader-follower unmanned underwater vehicle formationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 872406-872406-9. 2013
    2012 An Automated Airlift System for Open Ocean Aquaculture2012 OCEANS. 1-8. 2012
    2012 Distance Detection of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles by Utilizing Optical Sensor Feedback in a Leader-Follower Formation2012 OCEANS. 1-6. 2012
    2008 Quasi-continuous higher-order sliding mode controller designs for spacecraft attitude tracking manoeuvres2008 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON VARIABLE STRUCTURE SYSTEMS. 215-+. 2008

    Patents And Disclosures

    Year Title
    Optical Based Pose Detection for Multiple Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

    Principal Investigator On

  • Development of Autonomous Control for Multiple Vehicle Platforms  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2017 - 2020
  • Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) as a Search Technique for Micro-Aerial Vehicals  awarded by Physical Sciences, Inc. 2018 - 2020
  • Development of Autonomous Control of Multiple Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs)  awarded by University of Michigan 2014 - 2015
  • NASA MMS Boom Dynamic Investigation and Accelerometer Parameters Estimation  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2010 - 2015
  • Autonomous Control for Multiple Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs)  awarded by University of Michigan 2014
  • Link Ocean Engineering & Instrumentation Ph.D. Fellowship  awarded by Link Foundation 2013 - 2014
  • Lunar Surface Navigation (CelNav): Independent Lunar Surface Navigation in a Crater  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2008 - 2012
  • Independent Boom Dynamics Investigation for Magnetospheric Multi-Scale Mission  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2006 - 2010
  • NASA Lunar Navigational Determination System (LaNDS) IRAD: Celectial Navigation (CelNav) for Lunar Surface Navigation  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2009 - 2010
  • 2002 International Travel  awarded by American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2003 - 2005
  • Dynamic Sys Control Div Student Travel Intl Mech Engr  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2002 - 2005
  • 2004 AMSE International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD & D Exposition (IMECRDDE)  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2004 - 2005
  • ASME Student Travel  awarded by American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2004 - 2005
  • Student Travel Grant - 2002 American Control Conference  awarded by American Auto Control Council 2001 - 2002
  • Student Travel Grant - 2002 American Control Conference  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2001 - 2002
  • GRFP: Autonomous Aerial Robotics in a Liquid Transfer Formation  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Teaching Activities

  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2019
  • Master's Project Taught course 2019
  • Satellite Sys, Dynamics & Ctrl Taught course 2019
  • Sys Modeling Simulation&Contrl Taught course 2019
  • Advanced Control Systems I Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Satellite Sys, Dynamics & Ctrl Taught course 2018
  • Senior Design Project Taught course 2018
  • Sys Modeling Simulation&Contrl Taught course 2018
  • Advanced Control Systems I Taught course 2017
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Satellite Sys, Dynamics & Ctrl Taught course 2017
  • Sys Modeling Simulation&Contrl Taught course 2017
  • Advanced Control Systems I Taught course 2016
  • Master's Project Taught course 2016
  • Nonlinear Control Systems Taught course 2016
  • Satellite Sys, Dynamics & Ctrl Taught course 2016
  • Exprmtl Measurement & Modeling Taught course 2015
  • Exprmtl Measurement & Modeling Taught course 2015
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Master's Project Taught course 2015
  • Nonlinear Control Systems Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Mechanical Engr Taught course 2015
  • Satellite Sys, Dynamics & Ctrl Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Exprmtl Measurement & Modeling Taught course 2014
  • Exprmtl Measurement & Modeling Taught course 2014
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Master's Project Taught course 2014
  • Nonlinear Control Systems Taught course 2014
  • Satellite Sys, Dynamics & Ctrl Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S., Lehigh University
  • M.S., Lehigh University
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University
  • Full Name

  • May-Win Thein