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I have a background of dynamics and control engineering and am primarily interested in advancing aerial robotics technology with applications to remote sensing of the environment. This primarily focuses on measurements which can be performed using unoccupied aerial systems (UAS), but this interest has expanded to include the design of the sensors, their communication, and appropriate post-processing methods to remove any ambiguities introduced via aerial measurements. During my robotics-based PhD and post-doc assignments, I have become experienced with the design, build, and test of both rotary- and fixed-wing UAS for long-range remote sensing in hazardous environments. Practical field experiments in these locations have revealed a range of research challenges from improving the wind flight envelope to optimising the nano-amp power consumption strategies of deployed sensor pods.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Control strategy for micro aerial vehicles with delayed, low-rate monocular visual feedback, University of Bristol

1 Jul 20091 Dec 2013

Award Date: 1 Dec 2013

Master of Engineering, Masters of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol

1 Sept 20051 Jun 2009

Award Date: 30 Jun 2009

External positions

Senior Research Associate in Advanced Aerial Robotics for the Nuclear Industry, University of Bristol

1 Jul 201831 Oct 2021

Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol

1 Jun 201530 Jun 2018

Flight Control Engineer, AgustaWestland

1 Apr 201431 Mar 2015


  • UAV
  • Robotics
  • Drone
  • Control Systems
  • UAS
  • volcano


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