About the Project
Candidates should have (or expect to achieve) a UK honours degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Electrical / Mechatronics / Control / Applied Mathematics / Applied Physics.
Clear grasp of both time- and frequency-domain dynamics of linear systems (nonlinear systems advantageous).
Ability to design, simulate / implement and analyse well-known linear control schemes such as PID, Pole-Placement Method, H2, H etc.
Comfort in coding and simulating system dynamics using MATLAB / SIMULINK both in time- and frequency-domain
ODEs and PDEs, programming in MATLAB / C / C++ /
Linear and preferably nonlinear system dynamics and control
• Apply for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering
• State name of the lead supervisor as the Name of Proposed Supervisor
• State ‘Self-funded’ as Intended Source of Funding
• State the exact project title on the application form
When applying please ensure all required documents are attached:
• All degree certificates and transcripts (Undergraduate AND Postgraduate MSc-officially translated into English where necessary)
• Detailed CV
Informal inquiries can be made to Dr S Aphale (email@example.com) with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. All general enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Research School (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It is possible to undertake this project entirely by distance learning. Interested parties should contact Dr Aphale to discuss this.
San-Millan, A, Feliu-Batlle, V & Aphale, SS 2018, 'Fractional order implementation of Integral Resonant Control – A nanopositioning application', ISA Transactions, vol. 82, pp. 223-231.
Concepción A Monje, YanQuan Chen, Blas M Vinagre, Dingyu Xue, Vicente Feliu, ‘Fractional-order systems and controls: fundamentals and applications’, Springer, 2010.
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