includes some information about my previous and current research work
and interests in the field of condition monitoring, advanced
manufacturing technology, product design, mechatronics,
condition-based maintenance, digital manufacturing, image
processing, and engineering management
here for list of publications
Thermal Performance of Buildings
Using Infrared Thermography
Improving the efficiency of energy use is an effective strategy to achieve both energy savings and environmental ambitions. A most immediate and direct environmental benefit of improving the efficiency of energy consumption is a reduction in the use of resources and in the emission of many air pollutants. From the financial point of view, one of the first priorities towards addressing the energy problem is energy conservation.
My research in this area includes using infrared technology for assessing
thermal performance of buildings.
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
My research work in advanced manufacturing
technologies includes many years of experience in manufacturing processes and
machining operations including process optimisation, modelling and quality
control. My knowledge also includes experience with Variax
Hexacenter™ Machine Tool, CMM programming, Renishaw
laser measurement, PLC's and CNC's programming, Makino
A55 programming, Bridgeport
CNC programming and developing of fixturing systems.
Condition Monitoring and Sensor
My experience in condition monitoring includes sensors selection and installation, image processing, signal processing methods, analogue and digital processing, data acquisition, computer programming and interfacing, sensor fusion,
embedded systems, internet-based monitoring, developing new design algorithms
and integration of systems.
Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM)
The competition in today’s market has
attracted maintenance engineers to adopt condition-monitoring technology as a
tool for condition-based maintenance (CBM) to increase productivity and
improve reliability of production systems.
One of the projects that I was involved in is evaluating the applicability of an autonomous, low-cost
infra-red thermal imager for CBM applications in UK Post Office sorting
machines. For more details please visit ALCIS
current research I am using infrared and
visual image processing for many industrial applications including detection of
faults in mechanical and electric systems, monitoring manufacturing operations,
drivers monitoring and measuring people's density.
I have been using low-cost
infrared thermal imaging for most of my current research (see above).
This includes software development, interfacing, and internet/java
Robotics and Control
My reserach in robotics and control includes:
and implementing a control system for a prototype test leg for a desktop
parallel kinematic link machine tool, University of Nottingham, 1997.
and simulation of an educational robot, Tampere University of Technology,
Software development and
During my teaching and
research work, I
have acquired proficiency in computer programming using many of the available
software such as programming languages (e.g. Java, C, VB, Pascal, Basic,
Fortran, Matlab, Labview, Labwindows/CVI ), simulation software (e.g.
Simprocess, Simulink) and other engineering software. My experience also
includes design and publication of Internet home pages and IT teaching for
two years at the University of Nottingham. My analogue and digital electronic
experience includes the design and manufacturing of a bar code reader which
includes the hardware digital and analogue design and the software
programming using Visual Basic.
manufacturing systems is an important technology to improve productivity. My
research in modelling and simulating includes working with
international companies to study their distributed
manufacturing environment for optimising their logistics and manufacturing