Reader, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen : August 2021 -
Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen : June 2016 - July 2021
Lecturer, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen : June 2009 - May 2016
Research Fellow, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, (RED Project) : June 2008 - June 2009
Research Academic B, ARC Center for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control, University of Newcastle, Australia : September 2005 - May 2008
Research Engineer, RDSI Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India : May 1999 - June 2000
I am a registered Chartered Engineer with the IET. I also volunteer as a Professional Registration Advisor (PRA) and as a Professional Registration Interviewer (PRI) for prospective IEng and CEng applicants for the IET.
My non-academic interests are trekking, nature and wildlife photography, travelling and martial arts.
PhD, Electrical Engineering (Robotics and Control)
University of Wyoming, USA
On the robust fault-tolerant designs of Gough-Stewart Platforms
MS, Electrical Engineering (Robotics and Control)
University of Wyoming, USA
On resolving motion commands for precise pointing using position and velocity limits of stacked Gough-Stewart Platforms
BEng, Electrical Engineering
University of Pune, India
First Class with Distinction (Top 5 in the University Graduating Class)
Interface (with Don Energy and Dr Vaziri) - (£5000) 2021.
Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) Award (with Desire Hygine and Dr. Giannaccini): (£7015) 2021.
Consultancy (with Dr. Vaziri) - Baker Hughes UK - (£4574) 2021.
Interface (with Desire Hygine and Dr. Giannaccini) - (£5000) 2020.
Interface (with AFB Racing and Dr. Thevar) - (£5000) 2020.
Consultancy (with Dr. K. Nakkeeran) - Swire Oilfield Services - (£11904) - 2020.
Consultancy (with Dr A. Jamshidi Far) - BP PLC (UK) - (£42360) 2019 - 2020.
NSFC (P.R. China) Grant No: 51975375 (Jan 2020 - Dec 2023) - Control of ultrafast AFM nanopositioners using delayed feedback and general internal model principle, Co-investigator, with Principal Investigator Prof. L M Zhu - (RMB 600K).
DUO-India Research Fellowship (with Assoc. Prof. Abdus Samad, IIT-M) - (€6000) - 2020.
Interface (with Aashraya Ltd and Dr Maheri) - (£5000) 2019.
Interface (with TWEFDA Ltd and Dr Jamshidi Far) - (£5000) 2019.
Interface (with SteerSafe) - (£5000) 2018.
Consultancy - Proserv (UK). (£7080) 2018.
Visiting Research Fellowship (Binks Trust Fund) : The State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Systems and Vibrations, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. (£4135) 2018.
Consultancy - Proserv (UK). (£4324) 2018.
Reseau de Transport d’electricite (RTE, France): LCC and MCC HVDC Dynamic Interactions in Subsynchronous domain, (1 January 2017 - 30 June 2020). Co-investigator, with Principal Investigator Prof. Dragan Jovcic. (£114K).
Consultancy (with Dr T. Thevar) - McGregor Tech (UK) Ltd. (£17000) 2016.
Spanish Ministry of Education Pre-doctoral Mobility Grant for Mr Andres San-Millan (€3000) 2016.
Scoping Project - Aker Subsea Ltd. (£9500) 2015.
Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness: Development of novel damping systems for pedestrian structures. (2014 - 2016) Co-investigator, with Principal Investigator Iván Muñoz Díaz and co-investigators Francisco Martínez Cutillas, Juan Carlos Mosquera Feijóo, Rafael Fernández Díaz-Munío, Emiliano Pereira González, Jesús de Sebastián Sanz, Paul Reynolds, Carlos Zanuy Sanchez, José Rodellar Benede, Pablo de la Fuente Martín (€54450)
Principal's Excellence Fund (£500) 2014
Spanish Ministry of Education Pre-doctoral Mobility Grant for Mr Andres San-Millan (€3000) 2014.
ITI Energy: Resonance Enhanced Drilling - Phase 1, (Oct 2009 - Sept 2011). Co-investigator, with Principal Investigator Prof. M. Wiercigroch and co-investigators Dr E. Pavlovskaia and Dr D Hendry. (£1.01M).
NESTech Grant: Development of an apparatus and method for neuromuscular stimulation, (2009 - 2011). Co-investigator, with Dr. Richard Neilson and Dr. Marco Cardinale. (£144K).
Spanish Ministry of Education Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Dr Emiliano Pereira Gonzales (€43500) 2009-2011.
University of Newcastle, Australia: Travel Grant for SPIE Smart Structures / NDE 2007: 1700$.
University of Newcastle, Australia: ECR Encouragement Award 2007: 1000$