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Prof Krishna Busawon


Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical 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

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  • Nonlinear Optimal Control for the Wheeled Inverted Pendulum System, Rigatos, G., Busawon, K., Pomares, J., Abbaszadeh, M. 16 Apr 2019, In: Robotica
  • Time Synchronization of Pulse-Coupled Oscillators for Smart Grids, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Busawon, K., Gao, Z., Binns, R. 21 Jan 2019, 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA), IEEE
  • Energy Management of a Single Grid-Connected Home Microgrid for Determining Optimal Supply/Demand Bids, Fouladfar, M., Fenik, M., Marzband, M., Busawon, K., Al-Sumaiti, A., Pouresmaeil, E. 16 Jan 2019, Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018, IEEE
  • Design of Hyperchaos-based Cryptosystem for Smart cards, Benkhaddra, I., Senouci, M., Busawon, K., Boukabou, A., Senouci, A. 27 Sep 2018, 2018 11th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2018, IEEE
  • Investigating Wind Generation Investment Indices in Multi-Stage Planning, Valinejad, J., Marzband, M., Busawon, K., Kyyrä, J., Pouresmaeil, E. 26 Sep 2018, 5th International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications
  • A brief survey and some discussions on chaos-based communication schemes, Busawon, K., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Binns, R., Elliot, I., Ghassemlooy, Z. 24 Sep 2018, 2018 11th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2018, IEEE
  • Optical fibre sensors for monitoring phase transitions in phase changing materials, Kumar, R., Han, W., Liu, D., Ng, W., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Fu, R., Ghassemlooy, F., Underwood, C., Mahkamov, K., Wu, Q. 14 Sep 2018, In: Smart Materials and Structures
  • Condition monitoring for the quadruple water tank system using H-infinity Kalman Filtering, Rigatos, G., Serpanos, D., Siadimas, V., Busawon, K., Gao, Z., Siano, P., Abbaszadeh, M. 7 Aug 2018, In: MATEC Web of Conferences
  • Nonlinear optimal control for ship propulsion with the use of an induction motor and a drivetrain, Rigatos, G., Busawon, K., Serpanos, D., Siadimas, V., Siano, P., Abbaszadeh, M. 7 Aug 2018, In: MATEC Web of Conferences
  • Modelling and Synchronization of Pulse-Coupled Non-identical Oscillators for Wireless Sensor Networks, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Gao, Z., Busawon, K., Zhu, J. 18 Jul 2018, 2018 IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)

PGR Supervision

  • Emil Turkedjiev Start: 21/02/2011
  • Farag Mousa Secure visible light communication systems based on the position of the user Start: 14/01/2017
  • Piyush Dhawankar Start: 19/10/2018


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