Portrait of Dr Hamid Alturbeh Dr Hamid Alturbeh

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h.alturbeh@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472976



29/2/2016-now: I joint University of Huddersfield in 29th of February 2016 as a Research Fellow at Institute of Railway research, currently I am Working on Low Adhesion Braking Model (LABRADOR) Project.

I have developed a wide range of skills and knowledge while doing his postgraduate degrees, and BSc degree. I have a PhD degree from Cranfield University. In my thesis I have used optimal control and Model Predictive Control (MPC) techniques to achieve an on-line optimal control algorithm for Unmanned Arial Vehicle UAV. Also I have used Fuzzy Logic Control (FLC) techniques for modelling a human behaviour.

 I also have worked in a collaborative research project for Schlumberger Company at Cranfield University as a Master by Research student. This project was to find a mathematical model and design a control system for a Rotary Steerable System (RSS).

I have obtained MSc degree with distinction in (Automation and Control) from Newcastle University. In my MSc degree, I have applied advanced control systems techniques to achieve my thesis which is titled: (High Performance Control of Sensorless Electric Drives: State Estimation & Parameter Identification Approach).

I have obtained my BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and then have obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Control Systems Engineering from University of Aleppo. During my journey in academia I have built a comprehensive understanding of advanced control systems, such as optimal control systems, model predictive control and multivariable control systems.

Also I have gained an excellent experience in mathematical modelling, control systems design, simulation using MATLAB/Simulink, and programming using C\C++ as this was an essential part of my research.

Also I have gained a good experience in supervision and teaching as I have worked part time as Lab demonstrator at Cranfield University helping with supervision of MSc students’ projects, and demonstrating Lab sessions.

In addition to my academic experience I have an industrial experience as I have worked for two years at Syrian Gas Company as a Field Engineer in gas turbine and instrumentation.

Research and Scholarship

My research interests include:

  1. Modelling and simulation of train braking system at low adhesion conditions.
  2. Optimal control systems design.
  3. Model predictive Control (MPC),
  4. Non-linear control systems,
  5. Modelling, simulation, and control of AC and DC electric drives.
  6.  State estimation and parameter identification.
  7. Fuzzy Logic (FL) and Neural Networks (NN) techniques.
  8. Collision avoidance and trajectory planning for autonomous vehicles.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

Conference Item

Alturbeh, H., Whidborne, J., Luk, P. and Bayliss, M. (2015) ‘Control of a Rotary Steerable System Directional Drilling Tool Roll-Stabilised Control Unit’. In: International Conference on Systems Engineering 2015, 8th- 10th September, Coventry, UK

Alturbeh, H. and Whidborne, J. (2014) ‘Real-time obstacle collision avoidance for fixed wing aircraft using B-splines’. In: UKACC International Conference on Control 2014, 9th - 11th July 2014, Loughborough, UK , pp. 115-120

Research Degree Supervision

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Hamid Alturbeh