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Micky Rakotondrabe,
Associate Professor - HDR, University of Franche-Comté (UFC)

Head of the International Master on Control for Green Mechatronics (GREEM) of the UBFC
Head of the MACS research group (Methodologies for the Automatic Control and for the Design of Mechatronic Systems)
Automatic Control and Micro-Mecatronic Systems (AS2M) department,
FEMTO-ST Institute,
24, rue Alain Savary
25000 Besançon - FRANCE

Phone: +33 381 402 810
Phone: +33 381 666 606
Fax: +33 381 402 809

Email: mrakoton 'at' femto-st 'dot' fr
Homepage: http://sites.femto-st.fr/~micky.rakotondrabe/
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Micky Rakotondrabe graduated from the Institut Catholique des Arts et Métiers (ICAM engineering school, Lille France) in 2002, obtained the MSc on Control Systems from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA, Lyon France) in 2003 and the PhD on Control Systems from the University of Franche-Comté at Besançon (UFC Besançon France) in 2006. His PhD research was led at FEMTO-ST Institute, Besançon France. He was assistant professor at UFC University and FEMTO-ST Institute in 2006-2007. Since sept 2007, he is associate professor at the same University and Institute. His research fields concern the design, modeling, signal estimation and control techniques for piezoelectric actuators in general and for microsystems. In December 2014, he obtained the french HDR (habilitation to direct research) diploma from the University of Franche-Comty at Besançon.

Micky Rakotondrabe was the UFC-best phd thesis finalist (2006); obtained the IEEE ICARCV-2006 best paper award finalist, the IEEE CASE-2011 best application paper award finalist and the Romanian-Scientific-Activity-Award (shared with a Romanian colleague) in november 2011. He holds the French Excellence-Activities-Award (PES/PEDR) since October 2011. Micky Rakotondrabe participated to the control of the French-team mobile microrobot that holds the IEEE-NIST Mobile Microrobot International Challenge Awards several times (1st prize on speed in 2010, in 2011 and in 2012). In july 2011, Micky Rakotondrabe obtained a CNRS-delegation award for one year (2011-2012). In 2013, the paper 'Complete open loop control of hysteretic, creeped and oscillating piezoelectric cantilever', was among the 5 most cited papers of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering of the year.

Micky Rakotondrabe is co-inventor of 3 patents, and co-editor of the book "Signal measurement and estimation techniques issues in the micro/nano world", edited book, Springer - Verlag, ISBN 978-1-4419-9945-0, August 2011, and editor of the book "Smart materials-based actuators at the micro/nano-scale: characterization, control and applications", edited book, Springer - Verlag, New York, ISBN 978-1-4614-6683-3, april 2013. He has organized several workshops and tutorials on control and on signal estimation in systems working at the microscale: at IEEE-ICRA-2009 (Kobé, Japan), IEEE-ICRA-2010 (Anchorage Alaska USA), IEEE-ICRA-2011 (Shanghai China), IEEE-CASE-2011 (Triesta Italy) and IEEE/ASME-AIM-2014 (Besançon France). He was visiting professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA, 1month, November 2011) where he has held at the same time a guest lecturer position on MicroRobots Control, and visiting researcher at the University of Newcastle Australia (a quarter, 2012).

Micky Rakotondrabe is an active member of the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation. He is also active member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems (TC 4.2).

He was awarded the national ANR emerging projects grant for research-to-industry transfer (ANR-MyMeSyS project) in 2011 and the national ANR young investigator award (ANR-C-MUMS project) in 2012.

Micky Rakotondrabe received the Big-On-Small 2016 award delivered during the IEEE MARSS-2016 international Conference (http://marss-conference.org/awards/big-on-small-award/). This award is to recognize a young professional with excellent performance and international visibility in the topics of manipulation, automation and robotics at small scales. Some links:

- CNRS publication of the news,

- Univ of Franche-Comté publication of the news,

- FEMTO-ST publication of the news,

- the explanation of the Big-On-Small award and the nominees.

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