Engineering Department, Faculty of Science & Technology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
Email c.taylor AT lancaster.ac.uk
Phone +44 (0) 1524 594076
Department +44 (0) 1524 593093
Room C16, Engineering Building
Interdisciplinary statistical modelling and True Digital Control of uncertain systems in the natural sciences and engineering, with applied research spanning robotics, transport, energy, health and the environment.
Developer of Matlab Toolboxes for time series analysis, forecasting and control. This includes CAPTAIN for data–based mechanistic analysis of nonstationary and nonlinear systems and TDC for state–space control design.
EPSRC (2017–2021): National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (£11.6 mil EPSRC funding, led by Professor Rustam Stolkin, University of Birmingham) (£748k EPSRC contribution to Lancaster University, with Dr Allahyar Montazeri)
Sellafield Ltd (2017–2020): In situ measurement and analysis of sludge using a robotic platform (£100k CINDe project) (£50k Sellafield–NNL contribution to Lancaster University, with Dr David Cheneler and Dr Steve Monk)
EPSRC (2015–2018): Technology development to evaluate dose rate distribution in PCV and to search for fuel debris submerged in water (£406k project with Prof. Barry Lennox, Manchester University) (£209k EPSRC contribution to Lancaster University, with Prof. Malcolm Joyce)
NDA (2015–2018): Autonomous mobile robotic systems for remote handling and decommissioning (£90k NDA–NNL contribution to Lancaster University, with Dr Allahyar Montazeri)
BBSRC (2014–2016): The Microphenotron: developing an automated microphenotyping platform to unlock the potential of chemical biology in plants (£167k project with Dr Andrew French, University of Nottingham) (£108k BBSRC contribution to Lancaster University, with Prof. Brian Forde)
NDA (2010–2012): Fast, smooth and co–ordinated control of a dual–arm manipulator used for nuclear decommissioning (£83k NDA–NNL contribution to Lancaster University)
Montazeri, A. and Taylor, C.J. (2017) Modeling and analysis of secondary sources coupling for active sound field reduction in confined spaces, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 95, 286–309.
Burrell, T., Fozard, S., Holroyd, G.H., French, A.P., Pound, M.P., Bigley, C.J., Taylor, C.J. and Forde, B.G. (2017) The Microphenotron: a robotic miniaturized plant phenotyping platform with diverse applications in chemical biology, Plant Methods, 13:10, 1–20.
Montazeri, A., West, C., Monk, S. D. and Taylor, C.J. (2017) Dynamic modeling and parameter estimation of a hydraulic robot manipulator using a multi–objective genetic algorithm, International Journal of Control, 90, 661–683.
Tsitsimpelis, I., Wolfenden, I. and Taylor, C.J. (2016) Development of a grow–cell test facility for research into sustainable controlled–environment agriculture, Biosystems Engineering, 150, 40–53.
Research Associate in Nuclear Robotics Manipulator Control (Vacancy) (funder: EPSRC)
Research Associate in Nuclear Robotics Control and Navigation (Vacancy) (funder: EPSRC)
Dr Emma Wilson (Senior Research Associate) Adaptive treatment and robust control (funder: EPSRC)
Oliver Tate (PhD student) Energy management and control of micro-climate in buildings (co–supervisor: Dr David Cheneler) (funder: Lancaster University)
Kieran Reeves (PhD student) Integrated dynamics, control and energy management of all–wheel–drive plug–in hybrid electric vehicles (co–supervisor: Dr Allahyar Montazeri)
Ioannis Tsitsimpelis (PhD student) Modelling for improved energy efficiency and reduced water consumption in an optimised closed–environment grow cell (funder: ERDF)
Yousaf Alarfaj (PhD student) State variable feedback and optimisation (co–supervisor: Dr Allahyar Montazeri)
Sufian Al Titi (PhD student) State dependent nonlinear modelling and control
Michal Cieslak (PhD student) Neutron imaging systems for nuclear decommissioning applications (co–supervisor: Dr Kelum Gamage, University of Glasgow) (funder: Sellafield Ltd)
Anita Crompton (PhD student) Long-range scanning based detection of alpha-induced air fluorescence even under daylight conditions (co–supervisor: Dr Kelum Gamage, University of Glasgow) (funder: NDA)
Ikechukwu Ukaegbu (PhD student) Mixed-field radiation imaging system with a ground-penetrating radar to characterise decommissioning nuclear sites (co–supervisor: Dr Kelum Gamage, University of Glasgow) (funder: NDA, EPSRC)
Dr Linas Gelazanskas (2016) Balancing of intermittent renewable generation in smart grid (funder: EPSRC)
Dr David Robertson (2015) State-dependent control of a hydraulically-actuated nuclear decommissioning robot (funder: NDA)
Dr Mark Selwood (2015) Development of technologies for a portable monosphere neutron spectrometer
Dr Philip Cross (2012) Continuous–time PIP control of marine energy converters (funder: EPSRC: SUPERGEN)
Dr Kester Gunn (2012) Generic optimisation of wave energy converter performance (funder: E.ON, EPSRC)
Dr Vasileios Exadaktylos (2008) Model predictive control structures in the non–minimal state space (funder: Marie Curie Fellowship)
Dr Essam Shaban (2006) State dependent parameter control applied to construction robots and other nonlinear systems
Dr Matthew Stables (2006) Nonlinear control of a ventilation chamber (funder: EPSRC)
Dr Steven Wright (2006) Control of IVT based vehicles by intelligent selection between alternative solutions
Dr Jun Gu (2004) Intelligent servo control of a robot excavator (funder: EPSRC)
Dr Li Ding (2003) Comparison of some new schemes for the control of the boiler of a nuclear power plant (funder: EPSRC)
Deputy Head, Engineering Department
Executive Committee, Automatic Control Council (UKACC)
Editorial Board, Progress in Nuclear Energy
Editorial Board, Environmental Modelling & Software
Engr115 Computers and Control
Engr202 Instrumentation and Control
Engr406 Intelligent System Control (MEng)
Engr506 Intelligent System Control (MSc)
Academic, Engineering Department, Lancaster University (2000–present)
Research Associate, Environmental Science Department, Lancaster University (1994–2000)
PhD Control Engineering, Lancaster University (1996)
BSc (Hons.) Environmental Science, Lancaster University (1992)
Ermysted's Grammar School, Skipton, North Yorkshire (1982–1989)
The Microphenotron (YouTube video: BBSRC funded project)
Movement replicating robotic arm control interface (YouTube video: Giedrius Rakauskas MSc project)
Control of nonlinear systems identified using scheduled, adaptive and state dependent parameter models (EPSRC funded project 2002–2005)
Data–based modelling and adaptive control system design for the regulation of micro–climate in agricultural buildings (Nuffield Foundation funded project 2001–2003)
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