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Prof Krishna Busawon

Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

I am currently a Professor in Control Systems Engineering and the Head of Electrical Power and Control research group in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment. My research interest lies mainly in the area of mathematical modeling, nonlinear control, nonlinear 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 the University of St-Etienne. I then went to the 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 Ph.D. degree in Control Systems Engineering in 1992 and 1996 respectively.

After obtaining 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. 

Krishna Busawon

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

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 and power systems.

Key Publications

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  • Acousto-Pi: An Opto-Acoustofluidic System using Surface Acoustic Waves controlled with Open Source Electronics for Integrated In-Field Diagnostics, Vernon, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Torun, H., Dai, X., Ng, W., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Fu, Y. Jan 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
  • A distributed fault detection scheme in disturbed heterogeneous networked systems, Taoufik, A., Defoort, M., Djemai, M., Busawon, K. 1 Feb 2022, In: Nonlinear Dynamics
  • A nonlinear optimal control approach for the truck and N-trailer robotic system, Rigatos, G., Busawon, K., Abbaszadeh, M. 18 Apr 2022, In: IFAC Journal of Systems and Control
  • A New Nonlinear Control Design Strategy for Fixed Wing Aircrafts Piloting, Hamissi, A., Busawon, K., Dala, L., Bouzid, Y., Zaouche, M., Hamerlain, M. 1 Oct 2021, In: Unmanned Systems
  • A Nonlinear Optimal Control Approach for Multi-DOF Brachiation Robots, Rigatos, G., Abbaszadeh, M., Busawon, K., Gao, Z., Pomares, J. 15 Nov 2021, In: International Journal of Humanoid Robotics
  • A PI Control Strategy for Biomass Concentration in Wastewater Treatment Plants, Ramjug-Ballgobin, R., Busawon, K., Ah King, R., Rughooputha, H. 21 May 2021, 2021 2nd International Conference for Emerging Technology (INCET 2021), Piscataway, IEEE
  • Deep neural network-based hybrid modelling for development of the cyclist infrastructure safety model, Malik, F., Dala, L., Busawon, K. 1 Sep 2021, In: Neural Computing and Applications

Current and Recent Projects

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  • Training Hub for Renewable Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka/ THREE-Lanka, Busawon, K. (Principal Investigator), European Commission, 15/01/21 - 14/01/24, £110,653.00
  • Lingusitics Course, Busawon, K. (Principal Investigator), Regional Center and Nancy Territorial Center | Epinal, 01/03/20 - 30/04/20, 0.00

PGR Supervision

  • Ridoy Das Multi-objective Smart Charge Control of Electric Vehicles Start Date: 28/06/2019 End Date: 05/03/2020
  • Emil Turkedjiev Hybrid Neural Network Analysis of Short-term Financial Shares Trading Start Date: 21/02/2011 End Date: 24/05/2017
  • Farag Mousa Secure visible light communication systems based on the position of the user Start Date: 14/01/2017 End Date: 01/06/2018
  • Piyush Dhawankar Start Date: 19/10/2018 End Date: 05/03/2020
  • Anass Taoufik Start Date: 01/06/2019 End Date: 05/03/2020
  • Anass Taoufik Fault detection and isolation in controlled multi-robot systems Start Date: 01/06/2019 End Date: 21/01/2022
  • Piyush Dhawankar Investigation of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communication for Autonomous Control of Connected Vehicles Start Date: 19/10/2018 End Date: 18/01/2022
  • Rani Chinnappa Naidu Chaotic Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimisation Algorithim for Economic Dispatch Problems Start Date: 25/06/2013 End Date: 22/05/2014
  • Ridoy Das Multi-objective Smart Charge Control of Electric Vehicles Start Date: 28/06/2019 End Date: 15/07/2020
  • Josep Canyelles Pericas On chaos synchronisation: an interdisciplinary approach with application to secure communications Start Date: 01/06/2012 End Date: 15/06/2017
  • Farag Mousa Secure visible light communication systems based on the position of the user Start Date: 14/01/2017 End Date: 01/06/2018
  • Emil Turkedjiev Hybrid Neural Network Analysis of Short-term Financial Shares Trading Start Date: 21/02/2011 End Date: 24/05/2017
  • Jean-Pierre Makiadi Masala Observer-Based Control and Fault Detection for Induction Machines Start Date: 05/01/2009 End Date: 25/02/2016

Qualifications

  • Control Engineering PhD January 15 1996
  • Chair of IEEE Control Systems Chapter for the UK and Ireland Chair IEEE 2019
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Fellow Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology FIET 2016
  • Senior Member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2016


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