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Prof Krishna Busawon


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


  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Real-time multi-objective optimisation for electric vehicle charging management, Das, R., Wang, Y., Busawon, K., Putrus, G., Neaimeh, M. 23 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • 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 hardware solution to overcome the bandwidth limitation of drone jamming platforms, Rabiai, M., Senouci, M., Senouci, A., Busawon, K., Dala, L. 20 Jul 2020, 2020 12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2020, Piscataway, IEEE
  • 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
  • Development of a Safety System for Intelligent Cyclist modelling, Malik, F., Dala, L., Busawon, K. 25 Nov 2020, 2020 3rd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering, ELECOM 2020 - Proceedings, Piscataway, IEEE
  • 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

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

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.

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