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Prof Krishna Busawon


Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Krishna -BusawonI am currently a Professor in Control Systems Engineering and is currently the head of Nonlinear Control research group in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment. My research interest lies mainly in the area of mathematical modelling, nonlinear control and observer design, fault detection and isolation with application to various engineering disciplines such as mechanical, power and biotechnological systems. Recent research interests are in compressive sensing, chaos communications and hybrid systems.

In 1989, I obtained my first degree in Mathematics and Fundamental Sciences from University of St-Etienne. I then went to University of Lyon where he obtained his BEng and MSc Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990 and 1991 respectively. I went on to continue my post-graduate studies in the same university and consequently obtained my MPhil and PhD degree in Control Systems Engineering in 1992 and 1996 respectively.

After gaining my PhD I was appointed as Research Fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada, in 1997. Following this, I joined the University of Nuevo León in Mexico where I worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (FIME).

In the year 2000, I joined Northumbria University where I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering and Sciences. Later in 2008, I became a Reader in Control Systems Engineering and recently a Professor since February 2013 at the same university. I am currently the principal investigator of 5 PhD students. 


  • Control Engineering PhD June 30 1996
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Member (TMIET / MIET) Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) 2016
  • Senior Member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Distributed Observer-Based Cyber-Attack Identification Scheme in Cooperative Networked Systems under Switching Communication Topologies, Taoufik, A., Defoort, M., Busawon, K., Dala, L., Djemai, M. 13 Nov 2020, In: Electronics
  • A New Nonlinear Control Design Strategy for Fixed Wing Aircrafts Piloting, Hamissi, A., Busawon, K., Dala, L., Bouzid, Y., Zaouche, M., Hamerlain, M. 25 Nov 2020, In: Unmanned Systems
  • A Nonlinear H-infinity Control Approach for Autonomous Truck and Trailer Systems, Rigatos, G., Siano, P., Wira, P., Busawon, K., Binns, R. 1 Jan 2020, In: Unmanned Systems
  • Distributed global fault detection scheme in multi‐agent systems with chained‐form dynamics, Taoufik, A., Defoort, M., Djemai, M., Busawon, K., Diego Sánchez‐Torres, J. 30 Dec 2020, In: International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
  • Non-linear optimal control for four-wheel omnidirectional mobile robots, Rigatos, G., Busawon, K., Abbaszadeh, M., Wira, P. 1 Oct 2020, In: Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Nonlinear Optimal Control for the Wheeled Inverted Pendulum System, Rigatos, G., Busawon, K., Pomares, J., Abbaszadeh, M. 1 Jan 2020, In: Robotica
  • Nonlinear optimal control of the acute inflammatory response, Rigatos, G., Busawon, K., Abbaszadeh, M. 1 Jan 2020, In: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control
  • Technical feasibility assessment of a PEM fuel cell refrigerator system, Abderezzak, B., Rekioua, D., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Hinaje, M., Douine, B., Guilbert, D. 3 Apr 2020, In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  • Using Deep Learning to Construct a Real-Time Road Safety Model; Modelling the Personal Attributes for Cyclist, Malik, F., Dala, L., Busawon, K. Nov 2020, Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning, Cham, Springer
  • An overview of wave energy technologies in the mauritian context, Mawooa, D., Latchoomun, L., Kaully, R., Busawon, K. 21 Jan 2019, Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

PGR Supervision

  • Ridoy Das Multi-objective Smart Charge Control of Electric Vehicles Start: 28/06/2019
  • Piyush Dhawankar Investigation of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication for autonomous control of connected vehicles Start: 19/10/2018
  • Anass Taoufik Start: 01/06/2019
  • Anass Taoufik Start: 01/06/2019
  • Ridoy Das Multi-objective Smart Charge Control of Electric Vehicles Start: 28/06/2019
  • Piyush Dhawankar Start: 19/10/2018
  • Farag Mousa Secure visible light communication systems based on the position of the user Start: 14/01/2017
  • Emil Turkedjiev Hybrid Neural Network Analysis of Short-term Financial Shares Trading Start: 21/02/2011

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