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Research interests

Motion and force control, including inverse-model based control of electrohydraulic servosystems, control of parallel kinematic mechanisms, hybrid hydraulic/piezoelectric actuation, and active vehicle control. Recent research has concerned robotic powered prostheses, additively manufactuered piezoelectric aerospace servovalve development, and fluid-actuation integrated into tensegrity structures.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Digital control techniques for electrohydraulic servosystems, University of Bath

Award Date: 1 Jul 1991

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, University of Bath

Award Date: 1 Jul 1987


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • motion control
  • electrohydraulics
  • servohydraulics
  • control engineering
  • actuation
  • robotics


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