James Gilbert

Professor James Gilbert

Professor of Engineering

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science

Summary

In 30 years of research, Professor Jim Gilbert has tackled a wide range of challenges with a common theme of measuring, modelling and controlling engineering systems. These include robotics and manufacturing systems, medical rehabilitation and energy harvesting systems ranging from microwatts generated from human movement to megawatts from offshore wind turbines. His current work is focused on speech restoration using articulator movement measurements for people who have had a laryngectomy. Prof Gilbert is also working on the measurements of offshore wind turbine and wave energy system behaviour to support performance and reliability improvement, as part of wider research into offshore renewable energy systems.

Postgraduate

Prof Gilbert welcomes applications form well-qualified students in instrumentation, modelling and control applied to offshore renewable energy systems. Completed PhDs - Nonlinear Energy Harvesting for medical sensing applications - Multi input footfall energy harvesting - Vibration based energy harvesting - The Design and Control of a Mechanical Multi-Mode Drive - The design and control of mechanical switched mode drives

Journal Article

Direct Speech Reconstruction from Articulatory Sensor Data by Machine Learning

Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Gomez, A. M., Green, P. D., Gilbert, J. M., Ell, S. R., …Holdsworth, E. (2017). Direct Speech Reconstruction from Articulatory Sensor Data by Machine Learning. IEEE/ACM transactions on audio, speech, and language processing, 25(12), 2362-2374. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASLP.2017.2757263

Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion

Gilbert, J., Guo, B., Jin, S., Parsons, D., & Patton, R. (2017). Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 9(1), 453-461. https://doi.org/10.1109/tste.2017.2741341

Restoring speech following total removal of the larynx by a learned transformation from sensor data to acoustics

Gilbert, J. M., Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Ell, S. R., Green, P., Moore, R. K., & Holdsworth, E. (2017). Restoring speech following total removal of the larynx by a learned transformation from sensor data to acoustics. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(3), EL307-EL313. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4978364

A silent speech system based on permanent magnet articulography and direct synthesis

Gonzalez, J. A., Cheah, L. A., Gilbert, J. M., Bai, J., Ell, S. R., Green, P. D., & Moore, R. K. (2016). A silent speech system based on permanent magnet articulography and direct synthesis. Computer speech & language, 39, 67-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csl.2016.02.002

Analytical and finite-element study of optimal strain distribution in various beam shapes for energy harvesting applications

Ooi, B. L., Gilbert, J. M., & Aziz, A. R. A. (2016). Analytical and finite-element study of optimal strain distribution in various beam shapes for energy harvesting applications. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 32(4), 670-683. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10409-016-0557-3