Professor Ron Patton

Professor Ron Patton

Professor of Control and Intelligent Systems Engineering

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Engineering

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Sheffield)

Summary

Professor Ron Patton is Professor of Control and Intelligent Systems Engineering (C&ISE) and Head of the University's C&ISE lab.

His research is involved with the development of robust methods of fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) for control systems and fault tolerant control (FTC) to enhance the reliability of computer control systems.

Prof Patton's application interest is in the development and design of control and estimation methods to enhance the energy efficiency, fault tolerance and reliability of renewable energy systems in offshore wind and wave energy conversion.

He is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is widely published with an h-index of h-60.

Undergraduate

Digital Control Systems

Advanced Control Methods

Non Linear Control

Fundamentals of Linear Control

Preparation for Learning in Higher Education

Research Skills

Project Planning and Management Studies

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Numerical and experimental studies of excitation force approximation for wave energy conversion

Guo, B., Patton, R. J., Jin, S., & Lan, J. (2018). Numerical and experimental studies of excitation force approximation for wave energy conversion. Renewable energy, 125, 877-889. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.03.007

Decentralized Output Sliding-Mode Fault-Tolerant Control for Heterogeneous Multiagent Systems

Liu, C., Jiang, B., Patton, R. J., & Zhang, K. (2019). Decentralized Output Sliding-Mode Fault-Tolerant Control for Heterogeneous Multiagent Systems. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1109/tcyb.2019.2912636

Hierarchical-Structure-Based Fault Estimation and Fault-Tolerant Control for Multiagent Systems

Liu, C., Jiang, B., Patton, R. J., & Zhang, K. (2019). Hierarchical-Structure-Based Fault Estimation and Fault-Tolerant Control for Multiagent Systems. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 6(2), 586-597. https://doi.org/10.1109/tcns.2018.2860460

A decoupling approach to integrated fault-tolerant control for linear systems with unmatched non-differentiable faults

Lan, J., & Patton, R. J. (2018). A decoupling approach to integrated fault-tolerant control for linear systems with unmatched non-differentiable faults. Automatica : the journal of IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control, 89, 290-299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.automatica.2017.12.011

Viscosity effect on a point absorber wave energy converter hydrodynamics validated by simulation and experiment

Siya, J., Patton, R., & Guo, B. (2018). Viscosity effect on a point absorber wave energy converter hydrodynamics validated by simulation and experiment. Renewable energy, 129(A), 500-512. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.06.006

Research interests

Robust control methods for Fault Tolerant Control in (a) Marine Renewable Energy Systems and in (b) Aerospace systems (e.g. flight control and satellite attitude control).

Unbalanced Rotor Load Mitigation for fatigue reduction in Offshore Wind Turbines.

The development of Robust Estimation and Control methods and algorithms for enhancement of energy conversion in Wave Energy devices.

The development and application of Machine Learning/Gaussian Process methods for estimation and control in uncertain systems.

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Patton welcomes applications in

- Robust fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) in control systems

- Fault-tolerant control and load mitigation of renewable energy conversion (wind & wave)

- Fault-tolerant control in distributed/de-centralised and networked systems

Completed PhDs

- Dr Mustafa Abdelrahman, Post Doc in ORE Supergen, Hull

- Dr Yanhua Liu, Post Doc in Ron's Laboratory - Control & Intelligent

Systems Engineering (2019)

- Dr Siya Jin, Post Doc at Plymouth University, UK (2019)

- Dr Zhihuo Wang, Post Doc at Cranfield University (2019)

- Dr Jianglin Lan, Research Associate,

Loughborough University (2017)

- Dr Bingyong Guo, Research Associate, Maynooth University (2017)

- Dr. Xiaoran Feng, Lecturer, Chang'an University, China (2014)

- Dr Eshag Yousef Larbah (2013)

- Dr Zheng Huang, Senior Researcher in ICBC, China (2013)

- Dr Xiaoyu Sun, Senior Researcher in BaoSteel, China (2013)

- Dr Yimeng Tang, Instructional Assistant in HKUST, China (2013)

- Dr Fengming Shi, Lecturer in Ordnance Engineering College, China (2013)

- Dr Chenglei Nie, Senior Researcher in State Grid of China (2012)

- Dr Montadher Sami Shaker, Professor, Technical University of Baghdad (2012)

- Dr Supat Klinkhieo, Deputy Director, National Synchrotron Research Centre, Thailand (2009)

Current PhD supervisions

- Yongje Zhao, CSC Scholar from University of Science & Technology

of China, Hefei (from 2019)

- Doudou Li, from Shanghai Maritime University, China

- Shi Shuo, from Jinan China

- Mustafa Abdelrahman, Assiut University, Egypt

- Siya Jin, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

- Yanhua Liu, North China Electric Power University, China

- Shuo Shi, North China Electric Power University, China

Awards and prizes

Fellow of IEEE

2010

I was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of IEEE (following Nomination and Review) for "Contributions to Robust Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control"