Matthew A. Franchek

Matthew A. Franchek

Professor of Subsea Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering


mfranchek [at] uh.edu



Engineering Expertise: 

Modeling: Linear and Nonlinear System Identifications; Physics Based Modeling, Online Adaptive Modeling, Automated Data-Driving Modeling, Dynamic Systems Analysis.

Automatic Control: Linear and Nonlinear Feedback Control, Data-Driven Controller Identification, Feedforward Control, Multivariable Control Systems, and Adaptive Control.

Subsea Engineering Experience: 

Model Based Methods in

  • Subsea Machine Diagnostics, Prognostics and Performance Monitoring
  • Multi-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer Modeling in Pipelines
  • Multi-Phase Fluid Pumps
  • Optimization and Analysis Led Design of Subsea Architectures
  • Fluid Power (Hydraulic) and Hydraulic Fracturing Modeling
  • Subsea Systems Integration

Automatic Control of

  • Subsea Blowout Preventers
  • Muilt-Phase Fluid Pumps and Electric Motors
  • Well and Manifold Multivariable Pressure and Flow Control
  • Dual Gradient Drilling
  • Autonomous ROV Tasks