Dr Halim Alwi



Telephone: 01392 723661

Extension: (Streatham) 3661


Over 10 years of research experience in Control Systems Engineering, specialising in the aerospace sector, within a renowned research group in the UK; and 4 years of professional experience in Mechanical Engineering with a renowned company in Malaysia. Co-author of two recently published books ‘Fault Detection and Fault Tolerant Control Using Sliding Modes’ and 'Fault Tolerant Control Scheme Using Integral Sliding Mode'; co-author of over 5 contributed book chapters; co-author of over 20 high profile journal papers and over 50 high profile conference publications. Actively involved and working collaboratively with experts from industry and academia in international level cutting-edge research projects in the UK and Europe since 2004.


Research Group: http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/engineering/research/structures-dynamics/control/

Research Interests:

  • Sliding Mode Control
  • Fault detection and fault tolerant control
  • Reconfigurable control
  • Systems control and instrumentation
  • Flight control and aerospace applications
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Robotics




Postdoctoral Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position Available:

[Deadline 24 July 2017]. Details can be found here





  • ECMM136 Systems Analysis in Engineering 
  • ECM2109 Structures
  • ECM1102 Core Engineering 1 - Mechanics
  • ECM3149 Commercial and Industrial Experience and Individual Project
  • EMP3001 Commercial and Industrial Experience


Student projects:

  • ECM3101/02 - Individual Project (BEng/MEng)
  • ECMM129 - Engineering MSc Project
  • ECMM102 - Group Project (MEng)



H. Alwi, C. Edwards and C.P. Tan. Fault Detection and Fault Tolerant Control Using Sliding Modes. Springer Verlag, 2011. http://www.springer.com/engineering/control/book/978-0-85729-649-8

C. Edwards, T.J.J. Lombaerts, M.H. Smaili, Fault Tolerant Flight Control – A Benchmark Challenge. Springer Verlag, 247-272, 2010. http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-11690-2/page/1

M.T. Hamayun, C. Edwards and H. Alwi. Fault Tolerant Control Schemes Using Integral Sliding Modes. Springer Verlag, 2016. http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319322360



CRUISE: fault tolerant Control for highly Redundant multirotor Unmanned aerIal vehicle using Sliding modEs http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/P015409/1

VISION: Validation of Integrated Safety-enhanced Intelligent Flight Control (funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020). http://w3.onera.fr/h2020_vision/

RECONFIGURE: Reconfiguration of Control in Flight for Integral Global Upset Recovery (funded by the European Commission Framework Programme 7). http://reconfigure.deimos-space.com/

ADDSAFE: Advanced Fault Diagnosis for Sustainable Flight Guidance and Control’ (funded by the European Commission Framework Programme 7). http://addsafe.deimos-space.com

ACTIVE AIRCRAFT: A sliding mode approach for control and estimation in active aircraft (funded by EPSRC-AIRBUS)

SATFDI: Modern Control Techniques Applied to Satellite FDIR (funded by European Space Agency (ESA))

GARTEUR FM-AG16: The group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe, Flight Mechanics Action Group 16’ (Funded by EPSRC). http://www.faulttolerantcontrol.nl/