Intelligent Systems Research Group

Fundamental and Applied Research

The group's diverse activity encompasses fundamental and applied research in Advanced Control & Diagnostics, Dynamic System Modelling, Image & Signal Processing, System Optimization and Human-Machine Interaction, including applications including automotive, aerospace, gas turbines, agri-food and healthcare.

Automotive research is focused on intelligent vehicles and automation, and makes use of advanced control techniques applied to crash avoidance technologies. We have a strong collaboration with international universities, including Chalmers University (Sweden) and Tongji University (China) as well as international industrial partnerships.

Aerospace research includes real-time optimization of airport ground movements, with collaborations including Cranfield University and Beijing Capital International Airport.

Industrial control applications include remote diagnostics for industrial gas turbine engines, working closely with Siemens.

Our current research areas are listed below; however, our expertise allows us to conduct innovative research that extends into areas beyond those listed:

  • Laser Materials Processing
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Micro-machining
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Vision & Medical Imaging
  • Simulated Annealing
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Artificial Immune Systems

These are some of our previous and current research partners who have worked with us and for whom we have provided solutions. We are always open to building up our research partner network.


Student testing in an engineering laser laboratory

Power and Energy Research Group

The Power and Energy Group (PEG) conducts fundamental and applied research in all aspects of power and energy production, distribution, industrial prognostics and diagnostics, and control, with key application sectors including low carbon/emissions engines, gas turbines, energy storage and peak power buffer technologies, smart energy, and renewables.

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