Dr SUMEET APHALE

Dr SUMEET APHALE
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), CEng, MIET, MIEEE

Senior Lecturer

Overview
Dr SUMEET APHALE
Dr SUMEET APHALE

Contact Details

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Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen 373, Fraser Noble Building King's College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK AB24 3UE

Biography

Career Summary

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen : June 2016 - Present
  • 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
  • Ph.D., Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA : May 2003 - August 2005
  • M.S., Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA : August 2000 - May 2003
  • Research Engineer, RDSI Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India : May 1999 - June 2000
  • B.E., Electrical Engineering, AISSMS COE, University of Pune, India : May 1995 - July 1999

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.

 

Research

Research Interests

My research interests are:
  • Control of precision mechatronic systems
  • Vibration damping and isolation
  • Nonlinear systems control 
  • Control applications in electrical power engineering
  • Smart materials and structures
  • Robotics

You can view my Google Scholar profile here.

Current Research

My current research projects include:

  • Closed-loop performance enhancement of Nanopositioning systems
  • Analysis and control of HVDC MCC/LCC interaction with power generators
  • Vibration damping and isolation for structural and alignment applications
  • Control of drill-string dynamics

Within the School of Engineering, I am a member of the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research and the Aberdeen HVDC Research Centre

I am always interested in probing new ideas. It is quite possible that I may not know of your work but, if you think a collaboration is possible, please drop me an email.

Current Students:

Lead Supervisor for:

  • Mohammad Altaher : Ph.D. student (Expected Graduation: December 2018)
  • Ibukunolu Oladunjoye : Ph.D. student (Expected Graduation: June 2019)
  • Rahul J. Moon : Ph.D. student (Expected Graduation: June 2019)
  • James D. Maclean : Ph.D. student (Expected Graduation: January 2021)
  • Adedayo Babarinde : Ph.D. student (Expected Graduation: March 2021)
  • Ata Rahimi : Ph.D. student (Expected Graduation : April 2021)
  • Osman Aftab Ahmed (Lead Supervisor): Ph.D. student (Expected Graduation : June 2024)

Co-supervisor for:

  • Suoda Chu : Ph.D. student (Expected Graduation: October 2018)
  • Stefan Kovacevic : Ph.D. student (Expected Graduation: June 2020)

Graduated Students:

  • Douglas Russell - Ph.D. 2018.
  • Mohammad Namavar - Ph.D. 2015.

Visitors:

  • Mr Paul Antoine (ENSTA Paris Tech, France) : June - July 2017
  • Mr Andres San-Millan (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) : 1st May - 30th July 2016
  • Mr Andres San-Millan (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) : 1st May - 30th July 2014
  • Prof. Paul Reynolds (University of Exeter, UK) : May 2012
  • Dr Andrew J. Fleming (University of Newcastle, Australia) : July 2011
  • Dr Emiliano Pereira Gonzales (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) : May - June 2010

Collaborations

  • Prof. Paul Reynolds, Vibration Engineering Section, Exeter University, UK.
  • Assoc. Prof. Andrew J. Fleming, Precision Mechatronics Lab, University of Newcastle, Australia.
  • Assoc. Prof. Abdus Samad, Indian Institute of Technology - Chennai, India.
  • Prof. Vicente Feliu Batlle, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
  • Prof. Antoine Ferreira, LVR ENSI de Bourges, France.
  • Prof. Santosh Devasia, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
  • Assoc. Prof. Kam K. Leang, University of Utah - Salt Lake City, USA.
  • Dr. Emiliano Pereira Gonzalez, University of Alcala, Spain.
  • Dr. Steven Grainger, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Research Grants

  • 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. (£17K) 2016.
  • Spanish Ministry of Education Pre-doctoral Mobility Grant for Mr Andres San-Millan (€3000) 2016.
  • Scoping Project - Aker Subsea Ltd. (£9.5K) 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$.
  • University of Newcastle, Australia: ECR Encouragement Award 2007: 1000$
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Current Teaching:

Undergraduate Courses
  • EE 3053 - 3rd year Signals, Systems and Signal Processing (Coordinator and Sole Contributor)
  • EG 4013/14 - 4th year MEng / BEng Individual Projects
  • EE 501T - 5th year MEng Advanced Control Engineering (Coordinator and Sole Contributor)

Postgraduate Courses

  • EG 50F6 Subsea Controls (Coordinator and Contributor)
  • EG 59F9 Individual Project for MSc Subsea and MSc Renewables
Further Info

External Responsibilities

Associate Editor:

  • IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board
  • Shock and Vibration
  • International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
  • Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics)
  • Applications of Modelling and Simulation
  • IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Sydney, Australia (2015)

Editorial Board Member:

  • International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (2012 - 2015)

Reviewer for:

  • IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
  • IEEE Transactions on Robotics
  • IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • IET Control Theory and Applications
  • IOP Smart Materials and Structures
  • Asian Journal of Control
  • Review of Scientific Instruments (AIP)
  • Control Engineering Practice
  • Journal of Sound and Vibration.
  • Sensors and Actuators (Elsevier)
  • Sensors (MDPI)
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
  • IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
  • IFAC World Congress
  • IEEE International Conference for Robotics and Automation
  • IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering 
  • IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
  • American Control Conference
  • European Control Conference
  • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
  • Springer Publishing Co.
  • Cambridge University Press

Admin Responsibilities

  • Deputy Examination Officer.
  • Deputy Program Leader for Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree programs.
  • Personal Tutor for ~20 Engineering undergraduate students at various levels.

Honors and Awards

  • 'Third Most Popular Paper in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology': Design, Identification and Control of a Flexure-basedXY Stage for Fast Nanoscale Positioning - (IEEE Xplore) 160 citations as of September 2017.

  • Best Paper Award17th Asia Simulation Conference, Melacca, Malaysia (2017).

    Best Paper Finalist Prize: 17th Asia Simulation Conference, Melacca, Malaysia (2017).

  • Best Paper Finalist Prize: IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Conference, Xi'an, China (2008).

  • Research featured on IOP nanotechweb.org, http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/33251 (2008).

  • Identified by the Australian Research Council as an 'Expert of international standing' (2007).

Publications

Publications 

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