Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

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360 Fraser Noble Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
Elphinstone Road
AB24 3UE

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School of Engineering


Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) - School of Engineering (since Dec 2021).

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) - School of Engineering (since Feb 2020).

Research Fellow (Postdoc) - Centre for Applied Dynamic Research (CADR).

PhD in Engineering (PhD Thesis: Dynamics and Control of Nonlinear Engineering Systems).

Master of Science in Complex Systems Engineering (Master Thesis: Control of Rotational Motion in Parametric Pendulum System).

Bachelor of Science in Control & Instrument Engineering (B.Sc. Thesis: Using fuzzy logic to find the best controller for multi-model systems).

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Member of School of Engineering Education Committee.

Member of Centre for Applied Dynamics Research

Member of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Group

External Memberships
  • External Examiner of MEng, BEng (Hons) and BSc of Electronic and Electrical Engineering - Robert Gordon University (Oct 2023-Sep 2027).
  • Representative of School of Engineering/ University of Aberdeen as a founding member of the Geothermal Energy Advancement Association (GEAA).
  • Co-Organizer of Nonlinear Dynamics and Control of Engineering Systems Mini-Symposium (WMVC 10th -  Lisbon 2022)- https://www.wmvc2022.org/.
  • Member of Local Organising and Scientific Committees of International Conference on Engineering Vibrations (eICoEV - Aberdeen 2020) - https://icoev.org/icoev2020/
  • Co-Organizer of Nonlinear Dynamics and Control of Engineering Systems Mini-Symposium (VETOMAC 14th - Lisbon 2018).
  • Co-Organizer of Vibration and Control in Downhole Drilling Processes Mini-Symposium (ICoEV - Sofia 2017) - https://icoev.org/icoev2017/.


Board member and subject editor of Nonlinear Dynamics (https://link.springer.com/journal/11071)


Reviewer of

  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
  • Journal of Sound and Vibration
  • Journal of Vibration and Control
  • Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Journal of Vibration and Acoustics
  • Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering Measurement
  • Energies
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • British Council

Research Overview

  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
  • Control of Coexisting Attractors
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Vibration and Wave Energy Harvesting Systems
  • Application AI/ML in Engineering Problems
  • Passive and Active Mitigation Methods of Structural Vibration
  • Rotor Dynamics
  • Drill-String Dynamics and Control
  • Fracture Mechanics and Rock Modelling

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Engineering, Computing Science.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs

Computing Science

Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Dynamics
  • Control Systems
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Acoustics and Vibration

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.


My current supervision areas are: Engineering, Computing Science.

Graduated Post-Graduate Research (PGR) Students:

  • Mr Sief Ibrahim Abuqasem (Master by Research in Mechanical Engineering) - 2022 - [R&D Engineer at iVDynamics]
  • Dr James MacLean (PhD in Engineering) - 2022  - [Teaching Fellow at UoA and RGU]
  • Dr Ali Hassanirad (PhD in Mechanical Engineering) - 2022  - [Cheif Engineer at Kent]
  • Mr Abd Elamir Jaffal (Master by Research in Mechanical Engineering) - 2021- [Field Engineer at Welltec]


Funding and Grants

As Principal Investigator:

  • (Completed) Applying AI Techniques to Well Integrity Logging Data (Phase 3) – ANSA Data Analytics (ReadCasedHole) - Feb 2021 to Sep 2023 - Project value of £298,865.
  • (Completed) Advanced Shock Tool – iVDynamics - Sep 2020 to Sep 2022 – Project value of £80,665.
  • (Completed) Applying AI techniques to well integrity logging data for matching histories - Advanced Innovate Voucher - Jan 2021 - Mar 2021 - Project value of £39,110.
  • (Completed) Revaluation of allowable bearing stress of angled shoulders - Baker Hughes Energy Technology UK Limited, Mar 2021 - Jul 2021 - Project value of £4,574.
  • (Completed) Applying AI Techniques to Well Integrity Logging Data – ReadCasedHole - Jul 2020 to Dec 2020 - Project value of £15,000.

As Co-Investigator:

  • (Active) Simulations of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines – Petroleum Technology Development Fund - Oct 2023 to Oct 2026 - Project value of £65,664.
  • (Active) Resonance Enhanced Scale Milling Intervention Technology – iVDynamics - Jun 2022 to Dec 2023 - Project value of £58,525.
  • (Active) Modelling and Control of Soft Robotic Actuators enabling dexterous Oil and Gas applications – Petroleum Technology Development Fund - Oct 2021 to Oct 2024 - Project value of £37,800.
  • (Active) Data For Net Zero (D4NZ) – SPARK - 2022 - Jan 2022 to June 2025 - Project value of £1,067,000.
  • (Completed) Design and Test of Resonance Enhanced Scale Milling for Hard Scales (Phase 2) – Welltec/OGIC - Jul 2019 to Jun 2021 – Project value of £402,579.
  • (Completed) Applying AI Techniques to Well Integrity Logging Data – ReadCasedHole/OGIC - Jul 2019 to Feb 2020 - Project value of £166,737.
  • (Completed) Heterogeneous Drilling: Hybrid Drill-Bits with Shearing and Gouging (Phase 2) – Varel/OGIC - Jun 2018 to Feb 2020 - Project value of £395,567.
  • (Completed) Experimental Testing of RED Technology for Coring Bit Applications – VBPR/OGIC - Nov 2018 to Feb 2019 - Project value of £31,854.


Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

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