School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Professor Graham Coates

Professor of Urban Resilience

Background

Background

Graham re-joined Newcastle University in the School of Engineering in 2017. Previously, his first spell at Newcastle University spanned 1997-2003 before he worked at Durham University from 2003-17. His research focus lies primarily in the disaster / emergency management and resilience domains such as: co-ordinated emergency response using agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS); optimised decision support for emergency response; flood risk management using ABMS; optimisation of ambulance fleet allocation and base station locations; emergency evacuation using ABMS; optimisation of the earthquake shelter location-allocation problem. In addition, in computational engineering design, his research has focused on hyper-heuristic optimisation for aircraft structural design.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics

  • PhD in Computational Engineering Design

Professional qualifications / memberships

  • Chartered Engineer

  • Chartered Mathematician

  • Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society

  • Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical engineers

  • Fellow of theInstitute of Mathematics and its Applications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Industrial experience

In terms of industrial experience, from 1990-97 Graham spent seven years working as an aerospace engineer at British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) and CAV Aerospace. The majority of his industrial experience was gained in the areas of aircraft structures, aerodynamics and flight testing. Industrial projects he has worked on include various structural and aerodynamic certification aspects of turbo prop aircraft and laminar flow technology for future aircraft.

 

Research

Research Interests

  • Agent-based modelling and simulation applications
  • Disaster / emergency management and resilience
  • Optimisation applications
  • Aircraft structural design optimisation
  • Engineering design co-ordination
 

Publications

  • Larkin GW, Coates G. A design analysis of vertical stabilisers for Bended Wing Body aircraft. Aerospace Science and Technology 2017, 64, 237-252.
  • Coates G, Li C, Wright NG, Ahilan S. Investigating the flood responsiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises using agent-based modelling and simulation. International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering 2016, 6(3), 627-635.
  • Wilson DT, Hawe GI, Coates G, Crouch RS. Online Optimization of Casualty Processing in Major Incident Response: An Experimental Analysis. The European Journal of Operational Research 2016, 252, 334-348.
  • Cook I, Coates G. Optimising the time-based Design Structure Matrix using a Divide and Hybridise Algorithm’. Journal of Engineering Design 2016, 27(4-6), 306-322.
  • McCormack RJ, Coates G. A simulation model to enable the optimization of ambulance fleet allocation and base station location for increased patient survival. The European Journal of Operational Research 2015, 247, 294-309.
  • Hawe GI, Coates G, Wilson DT, Crouch RS. Agent-based simulation of emergency response to plan the allocation of resources for a hypothetical two-site major incident. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 2015, 46, 336-345.
  • Peake MJ, Trevelyan J, Coates G. Extended isogeometric boundary element method (XIBEM) for three-dimensional medium-wave acoustic scattering problems. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 2015, 284, 762-780.
  • Hawe GI, Coates G, Wilson DT, Crouch RS. Improving the agent-based simulation of major incident response in the United Kingdom through conceptual and operational validation. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management 2015, 7(4), 1-24.
  • Foster TM, Mohamed MS, Trevelyan J, Coates G, Spence SH, Walker SM. Interactive three-dimensional boundary element stress analysis of components in aircraft structures. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 2015, 56, 190-200.
  • Allen JG, Coates G, Trevelyan J. Dynamically-Controlled Variable-Fidelity Modelling for Aircraft Structural Design Optimisation. Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G 2014, 228(8), 1434-1449.
  • Wilson DT, Hawe GI, Coates G, Crouch RS. Evaluation of centralized and autonomous routing strategies in major incident response. Journal of Safety Science 2014, 70, 80-88.
  • Peake MJ, Trevelyan J, Coates G. The equal spacing of N points on a sphere with application to partition-of-unity wave diffraction problems. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 2014, 40, 114-122.
  • Diwan GC, Trevelyan J, Coates G. A comparison of techniques for overcoming non-uniqueness of boundary integral equations for the collocation partition of unity method in two dimensional acoustic scattering. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 2013, 96(10), 645-664.
  • Allen JG, Coates G, Trevelyan J. A hyper-heuristic approach to aircraft structural design optimization. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 2013, 48(4), 807-819.
  • Wilson DT, Hawe GI, Coates G, Crouch RS. 'Modeling uncertain and dynamic casualty health in optimization-based decision support for mass casualty incident response. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management 2013, 5(2), 32-44.
  • Wilson DT, Hawe GI, Coates G, Crouch RS. A multi-objective combinatorial model of casualty processing in major incident response. The European Journal of Operational Research 2013, 230(3), 643-655.
  • Peake MJ, Trevelyan J, Coates G. Extended isogeometric boundary element method (XIBEM) for two-dimensional Helmholtz problems. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 2013, 259, 93-102.
  • Peake MJ, Trevelyan J, Coates G. Novel basis functions for the partition of unity boundary element method for Helmholtz problems. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 2013, 93, 905-918.
  • Coates G, Duffy AHB, Hills W, Whitfield RI. A preliminary approach for modelling and planning the composition of engineering project teams. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture 2007, 221(7), 1255-1265.
  • Coates G. Agent Co-ordination aided Distributed Computational Engineering Design. Agent Co-ordination aided Distributed Computational Engineering Design 2006, 31(4), 776-786.
  • Coates G, Duffy AHB, Whitfield RI, Hills W. Engineering Management: Operational Design Co-ordination. Journal of Engineering Design 2004, 15(5), 433-446.
  • Coates G, Duffy AHB, Whitfield RI, Hills W. An Integrated Agent-Oriented Approach to Real-Time Operational Design Co-ordination. Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering, Design, Analysis and Manufacturing 2003, 17, 287-311.
  • Whitfield RI, Duffy AHB, Coates G, Hills W. Efficient process optimization. Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications 2003, 11(2), 83-92.
  • Whitfield RI, Duffy AHB, Coates G, Hills W. Distributed design coordination. Research in Engineering Design: Theory Applications and Concurrent Engineering 2002, 13(4), 243-252.
  • Coates G, Duffy AHB, Hills W, Whitfield RI. A generic coordination approach applied to a manufacturing environment. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 2000, 107(1-3), 404-411.
  • Coates G, Whitfield RI, Duffy AHB, Hills B. Coordination approaches and systems - Part II: an operational perspective. Research in Engineering Design - Theory, Applications, and Concurrent Engineering 2000, 12(2), 73-89.
  • Whitfield RI, Coates G, Duffy AHB, Hills B. Coordination approaches and systems - Part I: a strategic perspective. Research in Engineering Design - Theory, Applications, and Concurrent Engineering 2000, 12(1), 48-60.
  • Coates G, Ritchey I, Duffy AHB, Hills W, Whitfield RI. Integrated engineering environments for large complex products. Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications 2000, 8(3), 171-182.
  • Whitfield RI, Wright PNH, Coates G, Hills W. A Robust Methodology Suitable for Application to One-off Products. Journal of Engineering Design 1998, 9(4), 373-387.