Dr Paul McKenna

Business Partnerships Manager

Research Overview

My research interests began in the development of algorithms for data-based transfer function modelling and their application to environmental time series. I also have experience in the application of mechanistic models as tools for horticultural control design and environmental management. Most recently, I have been involved with research into sophisticated data analysis techniques and devices to monitor air pollution for source apportionment purposes. I currently focus primarily on development and management of research partnerships for researchers across LEC.

Daily irradiance and sunshine hours in North West England: a consultancy report undertaken for Placefirst
Ferranti, E., McKenna, P. 12/2012 Lancaster University. 20 p.
Commissioned report

Field testing of a new flow-through directional passive air sampler applied to monitoring ambient nitrogen dioxide.
Lin, C., McKenna, P.G., Timmis, R., Jones, K.C. 2010 In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 12, 7, p. 1430-1436. 7 p.
Journal article

The Captain toolbox.
Young, P.C., Taylor, C.J., Tych, W., Pedregal, D.J., McKenna, P.G. 2010
Software

Macroscopic traffic flow modelling and ramp metering control using Matlab/Simulink
Taylor, C.J., McKenna, P.G., Young, P.C., Chotai, A., Mackinnon, M. 1/10/2004 In: Environmental Modelling and Software. 19, 10, p. 975-988. 14 p.
Journal article

Model-based PIP control of the spatial temperature distribution in cars.
Quanten, S., McKenna, P., Van Brecht, A., Van Hirtum, A., Young, P.C., Janssens, K., Berckmans, D. 10/11/2003 In: International Journal of Control. 76, 16, p. 1628-1634. 7 p.
Journal article

State dependent parameter (SDP) modelling of a traffic corridor based on a macroscopic statistical traffic model (STM).
Kontoroupis, P., McKenna, P.G., Taylor, C.J., Chotai, A., Young, P.C. 2003 In: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on systems engineering (ICSE2003). p. 367-372. 6 p.
Conference contribution

Traffic flow modelling and linked ramp metering control for the M3/M27 pilot scheme.
Taylor, C.J., McKenna, P.G., Young, P.C., Chotai, A., Scariza, J. 2003 In: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on systems engineering, ICSE 2003. p. 687-692. 6 p.
Conference contribution

Identification of non-linear stochastic systems by state dependent parameter estimation.
Young, P.C., McKenna, P., Bruun, J. 12/2001 In: International Journal of Control. 74, 18, p. 1837-1857. 21 p.
Journal article

Parsimonious modelling of water and suspended-sediment flux from nested-catchments affected by selective tropical forestry.
Chappell, N.A., McKenna, P., Bidin, K., Douglas, I., Walsh, R.P.D. 29/11/1999 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 354, 1391, p. 1831-1846. 16 p.
Journal article

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) design for delta (d ) operator systems : part 1, SISO systems.
Young, P.C., Chotai, A., McKenna, P., Tych, W. 05/1998 In: International Journal of Control. 70, 1, p. 123-147. 25 p.
Journal article

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) design for delta (d ) operator systems: part 2, MIMO systems.
Chotai, A., Young, P.C., McKenna, P., Tych, W. 05/1998 In: International Journal of Control. 70, 1, p. 149-168. 20 p.
Journal article

Delta operator: modelling forecasting and control
McKenna, P. 09/1997 Lancaster University. 207 p.
Doctoral Thesis