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Professor Christopher Edwards

Professor in Control Engineering


Telephone: 01392 726632

Extension: (Streatham) 6632

Prof Chris Edwards has recently been appointed to the position of Professor of Control Engineering at the University of Exeter.

He began his academic career in the department of Engineering at the University of Leicester as a Lecturer in 1996. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004, Reader in 2008 and awarded a Personal Chair in 2010. He is a member of the IEEE and a member of the IMA. He is currently a member of the IEEE technical committee on Variable Structure Systems and a subject editor for the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control.

His current research interests are in sliding mode control and observation, and their application to fault detection and fault tolerant control problems.

He is the author of over 250 refereed papers and three books: 'Sliding mode control - theory and applications' (1998), 'Fault Detection and Fault Tolerant Control using Sliding Modes' (2011), and most recently 'Sliding Mode Control and Observation' (to appear in 2013). In addition he recently co-edited the monograph 'Fault Tolerant Flight Control: a Benchmark Challenge' (2010) based on the GARTEUR AG16 activities.

He is part of the European FP7 project: 'ADDSAFE' which seeks to study state-of-the-art model based fault detection techniques to assist in the 'greening' of aircraft to help reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. He is also involved with a new EPSRC funded project 'Robustness and adaptivity: advanced control and estimation algorithms for the transverse dynamic atomic force microscope' in collaboration with the University of Bristol.