Skip navigation

Professor Krishna Busawon

Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

I am currently a Professor in Control Systems Engineering and the Head of Electrical Power and Control research group in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment. My research interest lies mainly in the area of mathematical modeling, nonlinear control, nonlinear observer design, fault detection and isolation with application to various engineering disciplines such as mechanical, power and biotechnological systems. Recent research interests are in compressive sensing, chaos communications and hybrid systems.

In 1989, I obtained my first degree in Mathematics and Fundamental Sciences from the University of St-Etienne. I then went to the University of Lyon where he obtained his BEng and MSc Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990 and 1991 respectively. I went on to continue my post-graduate studies in the same university and consequently obtained my MPhil and Ph.D. degree in Control Systems Engineering in 1992 and 1996 respectively.

After obtaining my PhD, I was appointed as Research Fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada, in 1997. Following this, I joined the University of Nuevo León in Mexico where I worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (FIME).

In the year 2000, I joined Northumbria University where I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering, and Sciences. Later in 2008, I became a Reader in Control Systems Engineering and recently a Professor since February 2013 at the same university. I am currently the principal investigator of 5 PhD students. 

Krishna Busawon

My research interest lies mainly in the area of mathematical modelling, nonlinear control and observer design, fault detection and isolation with application to various engineering disciplines such as mechanical and power systems.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Flatness-Based Control In Successive Loops For Autonomous Quadrotors, Rigatos, G., Abbaszadeh, M., Busawon, K., Dala, L., Pomares, J., Zouari, F. 1 Mar 2024, In: Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME
  • Flatness-Based Control in Successive Loops for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Micro-Satellites, Rigatos, G., Abbaszadeh, M., Busawon, K., Dala, L. 7 Feb 2024, In: Guidance, Navigation and Control
  • Nonlinear optimal control for free-floating space robotic manipulators, Rigatos, G., Pomares, J., Abbaszadeh, M., Busawon, K., Gao, Z., Zouari, F. 26 Jun 2024, In: Spacecraft and Satellites
  • A nonlinear optimal control approach for autonomous reentry space vehicles, Rigatos, G., Abbaszadeh, M., Pomares, J., Busawon, K. 1 Sep 2023, In: IFAC Journal of Systems and Control
  • Nonlinear optimal control for a 4-DOF SCARA robotic manipulator, Rigatos, G., Abbaszadeh, M., Busawon, K., Pomares, J. 1 Aug 2023, In: Robotica
  • Synchronization of Packet Coupled Low-accuracy RC Oscillator Clocks for Wireless Networks, Zong, Y., Dai, X., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Gao, Z., Ng, W., Busawon, K., Binns, R. 1 Jul 2023, In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • Acousto-Pi: An Opto-Acoustofluidic System using Surface Acoustic Waves controlled with Open Source Electronics for Integrated In-Field Diagnostics, Vernon, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Torun, H., Dai, X., Ng, W., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Fu, Y. Jan 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
  • A distributed fault detection scheme in disturbed heterogeneous networked systems, Taoufik, A., Defoort, M., Djemai, M., Busawon, K. 1 Feb 2022, In: Nonlinear Dynamics
  • A nonlinear optimal control approach for the truck and N-trailer robotic system, Rigatos, G., Busawon, K., Abbaszadeh, M. 1 Jun 2022, In: IFAC Journal of Systems and Control
  • A Nonlinear Optimal Control Method for Attitude Stabilization of Micro-Satellites, Rigatos, G., Abbaszadeh, M., Busawon, K., Dala, L. Sep 2022, In: Guidance, Navigation and Control

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Training Hub for Renewable Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka/ THREE-Lanka, Busawon, K. (Principal Investigator), European Commission, 15/01/21 - 14/01/24, £110,653.00
  • Lingusitics Course, Busawon, K. (Principal Investigator), Regional Center and Nancy Territorial Center | Epinal, 01/03/20 - 30/04/20, 0.00

  • Josep Canyelles Pericas On chaos synchronisation: an interdisciplinary approach with application to secure communications Start Date: 01/06/2012 End Date: 15/06/2017
  • Ridoy Das Multi-objective Smart Charge Control of Electric Vehicles Start Date: 28/06/2019 End Date: 15/07/2020
  • Emil Turkedjiev Hybrid Neural Network Analysis of Short-term Financial Shares Trading Start Date: 21/02/2011 End Date: 24/05/2017
  • Rani Chinnappa Naidu Chaotic Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimisation Algorithim for Economic Dispatch Problems Start Date: 25/06/2013 End Date: 22/05/2014
  • Jean-Pierre Makiadi Masala Observer-Based Control and Fault Detection for Induction Machines Start Date: 05/01/2009 End Date: 25/02/2016
  • Farag Mousa Secure visible light communication systems based on the position of the user Start Date: 14/01/2017 End Date: 01/06/2018
  • Piyush Dhawankar Investigation of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communication for Autonomous Control of Connected Vehicles Start Date: 19/10/2018 End Date: 18/01/2022
  • Anass Taoufik Fault detection and isolation in controlled multi-robot systems Start Date: 01/06/2019 End Date: 21/01/2022
  • Anass Taoufik Start Date: 01/06/2019 End Date: 05/03/2020
  • Ridoy Das Multi-objective Smart Charge Control of Electric Vehicles Start Date: 28/06/2019 End Date: 05/03/2020
  • Piyush Dhawankar Start Date: 19/10/2018 End Date: 05/03/2020
  • Farag Mousa Secure visible light communication systems based on the position of the user Start Date: 14/01/2017 End Date: 01/06/2018
  • Emil Turkedjiev Hybrid Neural Network Analysis of Short-term Financial Shares Trading Start Date: 21/02/2011 End Date: 24/05/2017

  • Control Engineering PhD January 15 1996
  • Chair of IEEE Control Systems Chapter for the UK and Ireland Chair IEEE 2019
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Fellow Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology FIET 2016
  • Senior Member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2016


a sign in front of a crowd
+

Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

Research at Northumbria
+

Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

NU World
+

Explore NU World

Find out what life here is all about. From studying to socialising, term time to downtime, we’ve got it covered.


Latest News and Features

Teesside Artist of the Year
Dr Craig Warren is pictured with a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system manufactured by Sensors & Software. The gprMax software can be used to inform interpretations of GPR data from systems such as this.
A study led by researchers from Northumbria University and commissioned by Shout-Up! suggests not enough is being done to ensure women’s safety in the night-time economy.
Graduates Abbie Smith and Frankie Harrison.
aacsb
Northumbria student Saffron Sinclair being presented her award by Mark Dale, Principle Consultant at Nigel Wright Recruitment.
More news

Back to top