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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, University of Bath


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

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Projects 2007 2022

Smart servohydraulic robot actuation

Georgilas, I., Plummer, A. & Iravani, P.


Project: UK industryResearch

Additive Constructed Trastibial Intelligent ProstHetic

Iravani, P. & Plummer, A.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

3D printers
Medical problems
Microprocessor chips

KTP with Niftylift Limited

Soleimani, M. & Plummer, A.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

3D printers
Aerospace applications
Motion control

Disruptive Integrated Electric Tansmissions for Industrial Vehicles (DIET)

Brace, C., Burke, R. & Plummer, A.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 1990 2018

An electro-hydrostatic actuator for hybrid active-passive vibration isolation

Henderson, J-P., Plummer, A. & Johnston, N., 1 May 2018, In : International Journal of Hydromechatronics. 1, 1, p. 47-71

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gear pumps
Brushless DC motors

A novel piezoelectric double-flapper servovalve pilot stage: Operating principle and performance prediction

Tamburrano, P., Amirante, R., Distaso, E. & Plummer, A. R., 14 Sep 2018, BATH/ASME 2018 Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC 2018. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), p. V001T01A032 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

A Review of Switched Inertance Hydraulic Converter Technology

Yuan, C., Pan, M. & Plummer, A., Sep 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
wave energy
Water waves

A study of a compliant hydraulic actuator for running robots

Ding, B., Plummer, A. & Iravani, P., 25 Sep 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Hydraulic actuators
Hydraulic accumulators


Active Control of Narrow Tilting Vehicle Dynamics

Author: Robertson, J., 29 Apr 2014

Supervisor: Darling, J. (Supervisor) & Plummer, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Actuation and Control of Lower Limb Prostheses

Author: Yu, T., 2 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Plummer, A. (Supervisor) & Iravani, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Compensator Design for Model-in-the-Loop Testing

Author: Hu, J., 6 Dec 2017

Supervisor: Plummer, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Control of a Fast Switching Valve for Digital Hydraulics

Author: Sell, N., 8 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Johnston, D. (Supervisor), Plummer, A. (Supervisor) & Hillis, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Design and Control of Hydraulic Power Take-Offs for Wave Energy Converters

Author: Cargo, C., 31 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Plummer, A. (Supervisor) & Hillis, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD