"Control Challenges in Powertrain, Combustion and Drilling Control"

Keith Glover, Professor, University of Cambridge, Dept. of Engineering

November 19th (Friday), 3:00pm
Webb Hall 1100

We have been working on a variety of applied control problems. Firstly automotive engine management systems have to meet very stringent performance, emissions and efficiency specifications over an extremely wide operating range. Secondly wellbore drilling in the oil and gas industry has to perform in extraordinarily harsh, varied and often sensitive environments. Thirdly thermo-acoustic oscillations can occur in the combustion in gas turbines. Our group has been engaged in these areas and the control issues will be outlined and their intersection with currently available theories and design methodologies discussed.

About Keith Glover, Professor:

Keith Glover received the B.Sc.(Eng) degree from Imperial College, London in 1967, and the S.M., E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971, 1971 and 1973, respectively, all in electrical engineering. After his first degree he spent two years with the Marconi Company and was then awarded a Kennedy Scholarship in 1969 to study at MIT. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles from 1973-76. In 1976 he joined the faculty of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge where his present position is Professor of Engineering. He was Head of the Department of Engineering from 2002-2009, having previously been Head of the Control Group, Head of the Information Engineering Division, a Deputy Head of Department(Research) and Chairman of the Council of the School of Technology. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra, in 1983-84 and a JSPS Fellow visiting Japan in 1991. He was a co-recipient of the AACC O. Hugo Schuck Award for best paper at the 1983 ACC (with Limebeer); of the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for 1990 and of the IEEE W. G. R. Baker Prize Award for 1991 for the "most outstanding paper reporting original work in the Transactions, Journals and Magazines of the Societies or in the Proceedings of the IEEE" (with Doyle, Khargonekar and Francis) . He is a Fellow of the IEEE (1993), a Fellow of the Royal Society (1993), a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (1999) and a Fellow of the Inst. MC. In 2001 he was awarded the IEEE Control Systems Award (Technical Field Award). His current research interests include feedback systems, robust control, model approximation and applications in the aerospace and in recent years principally in automotive engine management systems.

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