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Prof Krishna Busawon

Professor in Control Systems Engineering

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Krishna Busawon is currently a Professor in Control Systems Engineering and is currently the head of Nonlinear Control research group in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment.

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. 

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Qualifications

PhD, DEA (MPhil), Maitrise (MSc), Licence (BEng)

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research interests lie in the area of mathematical modelling, nonlinear control and estimation.

More precisely, I am mainly concerned with nonlinear control and observer design and the some related research topics such as parameter identification; model-based fault detection and diagnosis, and chaotic communication systems; with application to:

  • power systems: flux estimation in induction machines, excitation control for synchronous generators, control of wind energy conversion system
  • chemical and biotechnological processes: kinetic rates estimation in bioreactors, composition control and components faults diagnosis in CSTRs.

  • mechanical systems: control of flexible joint and rigid robots.

  • communications systems: non-uniform sampling, compressive sensing, chaotic synchronization.



I currently teach 3 modules at undergraduate level, namely: Industrial Control and Instrumentation, Circuit theory and Electronic product design.

Additionally, I have taught the following modules at various institutions that I have previously worked with:

  • Digital signal Processing – undergrad level.
  • Optimal Control – master level
  • Functional Analysis – master level
  • Nonlinear control – master level

I have also provided PGR training on Mathematical modelling, technical article writing and Simulink programming for PhD students.

 

Additionally, I have taught the following modules at various institutions that I have previously worked with:

  • Digital signal Processing – undergrad level.
  • Optimal Control – master level
  • Functional Analysis – master level
  • Nonlinear control – master level

I have also provided PGR training on Mathematical modelling, technical article writing and Simulink programming for PhD students. 

Sponsors and Collaborators

I work with several colleagues from various universities within and outside the UK and with some industrial partners.

More precisely, I have established research collaboration with:


  • Professor Mohamed Djemai of University of Valenciennes, LAMIH Laboratory, France.
  • Professor Driss Boutat, Ecole Normale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Bourges.
  • Dr. K. Benmansour of University of Medea, Algeria.
  • Professor Jean-Pierre Barbot of Ecole Normale Supérieure d'Electronique et ses Applications (ENSEA)
  • Dr. Ming Tham of Newcastle University. 


Also, I have solid research collaboration with Research collaboration with R&D department of AKZO Nobel, which is the largest paint producing company in Europe and which is based in Felling, Gateshead. The main purpose of this research collaboration is to develop adaptive controllers for co-rotating twin screw extruders.

Key Publications

1. N. Barhoumi, F. Mashli, M. Djemai and K. Busawon, Observer design for some classes of uniformly observable nonlinear hybrid systems, Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, Vol. 6., no. 4, pp.917-929, 2012.

2. D. Boutat and K. Busawon, On the transformation of nonlinear dynamical systems into the Extended Nonlinear Observable Canonical Form, International Journal of Control, vol. 84, pp.94-106,2011.

3. H. Hammouri, G. Bornard and K. Busawon, High gain observer for structured multi-output nonlinear systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol 55, no. 4, pp. 987-993, 2010. 

4. D. Boutat, A. Benali, H. Hammouri, K. Busawon, New algorithm for observer error linearization with a diffeomorphism on the outputs, Automatica, vol. 45, pp. 2187–2193, 2009.

5. Fakham, H, Djemai, M, Busawon, K, Design and practical implementation of a back EMF sliding mode observer for a brushless DC motor, IET Electric Power Applications, 2, (6), 353-361, November, 2008.

6. C. H. Ng, K. Busawon, G. A. Putrus and L. Ran, Fast-individual-harmonic-extraction technique, IEE Proceedings, Gener. Transm. Distribution, Vol. 152, No. 4, 2005.

7. K. Busawon and Pousga Kabore, Disturbance attenuation using proportional integral observers, International Journal of Control, 2001, Vol. 74, No. 6, pp. 618-627. 

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