Dr Kevin Burn


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Senior Lecturer in Engineering

I am a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. My current research interests are primarily in the areas of mathematical modelling of engineering systems, system identification and control of industrial processes, and numerical optimization. I also have a background in robotics and teleoperator control, with a particular interest in force control.

I have degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle University (BSc and PhD) and Durham University (MEng). I am also a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (CEng, MIMechE), and an Associate Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (AMIMA).

Teaching and supervision

I teach the following subjects, across different levels of the BEng suite of programmes:

    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
    • Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFD)

      I am also involved in supervising final year projects.


Research interests for potential research students

  • Mathematical modelling of engineering systems
  • System identification and control of industrial processes
  • Numerical optimization
  • Robotics and teleoperator control
  • Force control and force feedback in teleoperation
  • Fuzzy logic control, neuro-fuzzy systems

Last updated 03 September 2018