Dr. Frank Goforth

No photo availableDr. Frank Goforth
Associate Professor

Office: Blg 255 Rm 1307
Phone: (912) 478-7583


D. Eng. in Electrical Engineering, Cleveland State University
MS in Industrial Engineering, Cleveland State University
BS in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Experience:
Managing Director of the Center for Advanced Control Technologies 4 years

Vice President of Engineering 2years

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL, Allen-Bradley Co., Inc. Cleveland, OH
Director, Technology, Control & Information Group 10 years

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INC., Industrial Systems Div., Johnson City, TN
Product Development Branch Manager, Industrial Systems 11 years

U.S. AIR FORCE and Massachusetts Air National Guard TX, OK, FL, MA
Pilot, F106 4 years

Areas of Expertise:
Product development and R&D project management, specifically in the design and production of microprocessor based industrial computers, machine tool Computer Numeric Controls and Programmable Logic Controllers.

Teaching Interests:
Classroom and lab instruction of digital electronics and computer hardware and embedded software design, industrial electronics including sensors, actuators, power switching devices and PLCs. Have classroom and lab experience in linear systems and control theory.

Research Interests:
Research specializing in control of alternative fuel internal combustion engines and hybrid electric and hybrid hydraulic propulsion systems. General research interests and expertise in: Control Systems, Hysteretic Systems, Linear Systems, Nonlinear Systems.

Recent Publications and Patents related to Research Interests:
“A novel practical control approach for rate independent hysteretic systems,” Frank J. Goforth, Qing Zheng and Zhiqiang Gao, ISA Transactions, Volume 51, Issue 3, Page(s) 477-484, May 2012.

“An Active Disturbance Rejection Based Control Approach for Hysteretic Systems,” Qing Zheng and Frank J. Goforth, 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Session ThIB04.6, December 15-17, 2010.

“A Simplified Approach of Wordlength Estimation for Digital Controllers in State-Space Representation,” Marvin H.M. Cheng, Frank Goforth, and Ezzat G. Bakhoum, ICIC Express Letters, Volume 4, Number 4, Page(s): 1-6, August 2010

6,308,231 “Industrial control systems having input/output circuits with programmable input/output characteristics” Inventors: Galecki, Steven M. & Hopsecger, Edward C. & Goforth, Frank J.

Department of Electrical Engineering • P.O. Box 8045 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-5373