Portrait of Dr  Bruce Mehrdadi Dr Bruce Mehrdadi

b.mehrdadi@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472477



Biography

My first degree was in Physics & Electronics. In my final year I became interested in electronic engineering and circuit design. After graduation, I worked in an engineering university as an assistant lecturer. I returned to student life two years later, gaining an MSc in Control Engineering from the University of Bradford. I then carried on working on a research project involving ultrasound for measuring distance of a target with a rough surface. After obtaining my PhD, I joined the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Manchester as a research assistant. I designed several transducers for measuring the rising edge of a shock wave caused by an underwater explosion. I then returned to University of Bradford as a research fellow working on the design of a flowmeter for measuring mass of pulverised coal conveyed pneumatically. I joined Huddersfield University in 1986 as a lecturer and embarked on teaching, research and consultancy. I have successfully supervised three PhD research students and endless number of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

My main teaching area is in Embedded Systems and Computer Interfacing which are also my fields of interest. I have designed several undergraduate and postgraduate courses including MSc Embedded Systems Engineering.

I am the MSc Engineering Programme Leader and International Recruitment Manager for engineering courses.


University of Huddersfield

  • Senior lecturer
  • Principal Lecturer

University of Bradford

  • Design of a flowmeter for pneumatically transported solid particles

University of Manchester

  • Design of Underwater Shock wave sensors

Research and Scholarship

My main research area is in Embedded Systems Engineering. This encompasses a rather broad area of research which includes Fuzzy Controllers, Intelligent Sensors and networked microcontrollers. I have successfully supervised PhD projects in Fuzzy-based Face Recognition Systems, Intelligent AGV Navigation Systems and Intelligent Distributed controllers.

I am currently interested in incorporating wireless protocols such as ZigBee in embedded systems. This includes Wireless Intelligent Sensors and Wireless Intelligent Controllers.

My personal research interest is in Home Automation and Intelligent Buildings. I successfully automated my own home some years ago. Students are generally fascinated by the concept of home automation and I have gradually dismantled various parts my home system to provide undergraduate and postgraduate projects!

I am also eager to participate in industrial collaboration and consultancy projects. I have supervised KTP schemes and have carried out many consultancy projects for local industries.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2018

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. and Dales, M. (2018) ‘Comparing Mamdani Sugeno fuzzy logic and RBF ANN network for PV fault detectionRenewable Energy . ISSN 0960-1481

2017

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B., Dales, M. and Mather, P. (2017) ‘Photovoltaic fault detection algorithm based on theoretical curves modelling and fuzzy classification systemEnergy , 140 (1), pp. 276-290. ISSN 0360-5442

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B., Dales, M., Chong, B. and Zhang, L. (2017) ‘Seven indicators variations for multiple PV array configurations under partial shading and faulty PV conditionsRenewable Energy , 113, pp. 438-460. ISSN 0960-1481

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B., Dales, M. and Mather, P. (2017) ‘Detecting Defective Bypass Diodes in Photovoltaic Modules using Mamdani Fuzzy Logic SystemGlobal Journal of Researches in Engineering: F Electrical and Electronics Engineering , 17 (5), pp. 33-44. ISSN 0975-5861

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. and Dales, M. (2017) ‘Diagnostic method for photovoltaic systems based on six layer detection algorithmElectric Power Systems Research , 151, pp. 26-39. ISSN 0378-7796

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. and Dales, M. (2017) ‘Simultaneous fault detection algorithm for grid-connected photovoltaic plantsIET Renewable Power Generation . ISSN 1752-1424

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Dales, M. and Mehrdadi, B. (2017) ‘Effect of micro cracks on photovoltaic output power: case study based on real time long term data measurementsMicro & Nano Letters . ISSN 1750-0443

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. and Dales, M. (2017) ‘The impact of cracks on photovoltaic power performanceJournal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices , 2 (2), pp. 199-209. ISSN 2468-2179

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V., Mehrdadi, B. and Dales, M. (2017) ‘Multi-layer photovoltaic fault detection algorithmHigh Voltage . ISSN 2397-7264

2016

Dhimish, M., Holmes, V. and Bruce, M. (2016) ‘Grid-Connected PV Monitoring system (GCPV-MS)’. In: Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA), 14-16 September 2016, Belgrade, Serbia

2015

Pavlos, L., Emmanouil, T., Bruce, M., Violeta, H., Ian, G., Zaharias, Z., Aristotelis, B. and John, C. (2015) ‘Comparison of Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms for FM-TV Broadcasting Antenna Array Null Filling’. In: 19th International Conference on Communications (CSCC'15), 16-20 July 2015, Zakynthos island, Greece

2012

Saeed, B. and Mehrdadi, B. (2012) ‘A Network Based Learning Architecture for Fuzzy Logic Controllers’. In: EMIE 2012 Conference, 22nd - 23rd November 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Saeed, B. and Mehrdadi, B. (2012) ‘Designing a Wireless Network of Intelligent Fuzzy Logic Controllers With NI LabVIEWNational Instruments .

Saeed, B. and Mehrdadi, B. (2012) ‘Zero overshoot and fast transient response using a fuzzy logic controller’. In: The 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC 2011). London: IEEE. pp. 116-120. ISBN 9781467300001

Saeed, B. and Mehrdadi, B. (2012) Designing a Wireless Network of Intelligent Fuzzy Logic Controllers With NI LabVIEW Austin, Texas: National Instruments

Saeed, B. and Mehrdadi, B. (2012) Designing a Wireless Network of Intelligent Fuzzy Logic Controllers With NI LabVIEW National Instruments

Saeed, B. and Mehrdadi, B. (2012) ‘Design of an iterative auto-tuning algorithm for a fuzzy PID controllerJournal of Physics: Conference Series , 364. ISSN 1742-6596

2010

Saeed, B. and Mehrdadi, B. (2010) ‘Intelligent Wireless Sensor Network’. In: Future Technologies in Computing and Engineering: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2010: CEARC’10. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. p. 193. ISBN 9781862180932

Esteem

University of Bournemouth

  • External Examiner for Undergraduate Electronic courses

University of Derby

  • External Examiner for Postgraduate MSc Electronic courses

PhD and MPhil External Examiner in several universities

Research Degree Supervision

Current opportunities

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Enterprise Activities

  • KTP in AndelLimited

Administrative Responsibilities

MSc Admissions Tutor for electrical courses.

Teaching and Professional Activities

My main teaching area is in Embedded Systems and Computer Interfacing which are also my fields of interest. I have designed several undergraduate and postgraduate courses including MSc Embedded Systems Engineering.

I am the MSc Engineering Programme Leader and International Recruitment Manager for engineering courses.