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
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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.
EPSRC (2015–2018: £209k of £406k total) Technology development to evaluate dose rate distribution in PCV and to search for fuel debris submerged in water, with Prof. Barry Lennox (Manchester University) and Prof. Malcolm Joyce
BBSRC (2014–2016: £108k of £167k total) The Microphenotron: developing an automated microphenotyping platform to unlock the potential of chemical biology in plants, with Prof. Brian Forde
Tsitsimpelis, I., Taylor, C.J., Lennox, B. and Joyce, M.J. (2019) A review of ground-based robotic systems for the characterization of nuclear environments, Progress in Nuclear Energy, 111, 109–124.
Wilson, E.D., Clairon, Q., Henderson, R. and Taylor, C.J. (2018) Dealing with observational data in control, Annual Reviews in Control, 46, 94–106.
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, 1–20.
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.
Dr Manuel Bandala (Research Associate) Nuclear robotics manipulator control (with Dr Allahyar Montazeri)
Dr Hamidreza Nemati (Research Associate) Nuclear robotics control and navigation (with Dr Allahyar Montazeri)
Oliver Tate (PhD student) Energy management and control of micro-climate in buildings (co–supervisor: Dr David Cheneler)
Michal Cieslak (PhD student) Neutron imaging systems for nuclear decommissioning applications (co–supervisor: Dr Kelum Gamage)
Anita Crompton (PhD student) Long-range scanning based detection of alpha-induced air fluorescence even under daylight conditions (co–supervisor: Dr Kelum Gamage)
Ikechukwu Ukaegbu (PhD student) Mixed-field radiation imaging system with a ground-penetrating radar to characterise decommissioning nuclear sites (lead–supervisors: Dr Michael Aspinall and Dr Kelum Gamage) (funder: NDA, EPSRC)
Kieran Reeves (PhD student) Integrated dynamics, control and energy management of all–wheel–drive plug–in hybrid electric vehicles (co–supervisor: Dr Allahyar Montazeri)
Dr David Robertson (2015) State–dependent control of a hydraulically–actuated nuclear decommissioning robot (funder: NDA)
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
Executive Committee, Automatic Control Council (UKACC)
Editorial Board, Progress in Nuclear Energy
Editorial Board, Environmental Modelling & Software
Impact Champion & Nuclear Group Lead, Engineering Department, Lancaster University
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)
Kirkby Malham Primary School
The Microphenotron (YouTube video: BBSRC funded project)
Movement replicating robotic arm control interface (YouTube video: Giedrius Rakauskas MSc project)
Updated 8th June 2019.