Member of Communications and Signal Processing Research Group. Manager and active researcher on projects in underwater acoustics, wireless sensor networks, biomedical instrumentation and non-destructive testing. Supervisor of Postgraduate Students and Undergraduate/MSc project work and teaching on 2 undergraduate and 1 postgraduate taught module. As Director of Engagement for the school of EEE I am also actively involved in outreach activities with industry, schools and the community.
Digital signal processing, digital communications, biomedical instrumentation, underwater acoustics, ultrasound, analog and digital circuit design, embedded software. Member of the Communications, Sensors and Signal Processing Research group (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/eee/research/groups/cssp/index.htm)
NEWTON - Novel Sensing Network for Intelligent Monitoring, EPSRC
Development of low cost medical ultrasound scanners (NStar POC & EPSRC KTA funding).
Wireless environmental sensor networks (EPSRC MESSAGE project)
Development of high data rate through metal communication and power delivery systems.
Development of low cost acoustic communication and positioning system for divers and underwater vehicles, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with System Technologies, Cumbria.
Development of Optical Fire Detection System, Industry Funded project with Photon Fire Ltd.
Development of digital control algorithms for MEMS Gyroscopes, Collaborative Project with School of Mechanical Engineering.
Development of position and pressure instrumentation for endoscopy, sponsored by Prof Duncan Bell's Endoscopy Research Fund.
Development of instrumentation for assessment of Parkinson's Disease.
Development of underwater EM communication links, funded by Wireless Fibre Systems Ltd.
Geraint Goodfellow - Development of acoustic controlled autonomous underwater vehicle
Hengda Ding - Underwater communications using T-transform based OFDM
Neal Wood – Electronics for hostile environments
Ibrahim El-Lehaby - Design and implementation of DSP based magnetic control system for capsule endoscope
Ammar Abdelkareem - Doppler correction for underwater acoustic OFDM systems
David Graham - High data rate through metal communication
Chintan Shah - Iterative receiver structures for underwater acoustic communication
Raghav Menon - Novel Processing for broadband Interferometric Sonar
Gihad Elamary - High Bandwidth Transcutaneous Data Telemetry
Mou Tang - Position Tracking for Surgical Applications Using Passive RFID Technology
Deli Geng - "High Refresh Rate Three Dimensional Positioning System using Frequency Multiplexed Electromagnetic Fields"
Su Yu - "Quantitative Assessment for Parkinson’s Disease and Analysis on Applications Applying 3D Electromagnetic Motion System"
In 2007 I was awarded a prize by the IET and BSAC for my contribution to diver safety in the development of the Divetrack system.
Invited author/speaker for the following events:-
The 7th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, Delft, Netherlands, July 2004.
Unmmanned Underwater Vehicle Showcase (UUV2000), Southampton Oceanography Centre, Sept 2000.
Subsea 2000, Society for Underwater Technology, Aberdeen, March 2000.
Colloquium on Adaptive Signal Processing for mobile communication systems, IEE Signal Processing Division, London, UK, Oct 29 1997.
I have also acted as a consultant to the following companies:-
Tritech International Ltd
STN Atlas Gmbh
Photon Fire Ltd
£462,657 - NEWTON - Novel Sensing Network for Intelligent Monitoring, EPSRC
£45,000 - EPSRC KTA "Development of low cost ultrasound scanner"
£126,000 - "Acoustic and vibration sensor systems for wind turbine condition monitoring", Knowledge Transfer Partnership, DTI / CMR UK
£90,000 - "Development of ultra-low cost ultrasound scanner" - NStar Proof of Concept fund.
£143,145 - EPSRC Grant “A Stable Parametrically Amplified Gyroscope”
£101,544 - "Development of low-cost acoustic communication and positioning system", Knowledge Transfer Partnership, DTI/System Technologies.
£24,000 - "Development of Optical Fire Detection System", ERDF/Photon Fire Ltd.
£27,400 - "Development of Underwater Electromagnetic Modems", Wireless Fibre Systems Ltd/Scottish Executive.
My work on underwater acoustic and positioning has led to a range of innovative products which are now marketed by Tritech International Ltd (www.tritech.co.uk). This technology has been licenced to this company and generates royalty income for the University.
My work on wireless environmental sensor networks has led to a spin-off company named Envirowatch Ltd who sell the technology under licence.
EEE1003 - Stage I Circuit Theory
EEE2008 - Stage II Project & Professional issues
EEE8114 - Industrial Project
EEE8072 - Subsea Communication and control