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Research interests

My research interests are in the field of mobile robots for hazardous and extreme environments.  The primary applications for this research are nuclear decommissioning and offshore renewable energy facilities.  I have experience developing aquatic (surface and subsurface), aerial and ground robots (wheeled, legged and crawling).  A number of the robots I have helped develop have been successfully deployed into radioactive facilities on the Sellafield site including the AVEXIS(TM) underwater robot, the CARMA wheeled robot and the MIRRAX reconfigurable snake robot.

Open to PhD applications in the areas of wireless powere transfer for mobile robots; the effects of electrostatic and/or magnetic fields on UAV motors; Autonomous Aquatic Inspections.

Units taught

EEEN10034 Electronics Project

EEEN30072 Mobile Robots and Autonomous Systems

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Mobile Platforms for Underwater Sensor Networks, The University of Manchester

Sept 2008Sept 2012

Award Date: 28 Sept 2012

Master of Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering with Industrial Experience (Honours), The University of Manchester

Sept 2003Jun 2008

Award Date: 6 Jun 2008

Areas of expertise

  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Robotics

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Digital Futures
  • Dalton Nuclear Institute


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