Dr Halim Alwi

Senior Lecturer


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



  • ECM1102 & ECM1200 Core Engineering 1 - Mechanics
  • ECM2111 & ECM2119 Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Systems
  • ECM2109 Structures
  • ECM3149 Commercial and Industrial Experience and Individual Project
  • ECMM136 Systems Analysis in Engineering 


Student projects:

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





  • The Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship (2018-present): Flight Control for High Altitude Long Endurance UAV. (Link1, Link2)
  • CRUISE (2017-present): fault tolerant Control for highly Redundant multirotor Unmanned aerIal vehicle using Sliding modEs http://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=EP%2FP015409%2F1
  • VISION (2016-present): Validation of Integrated Safety-enhanced Intelligent Flight Control (funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020). http://w3.onera.fr/h2020_vision/
  • RECONFIGURE (2013-2016): Reconfiguration of Control in Flight for Integral Global Upset Recovery (funded by the European Commission Framework Programme 7). http://reconfigure.deimos-space.com/
  • ADDSAFE (2009-2013): Advanced Fault Diagnosis for Sustainable Flight Guidance and Control’ (funded by the European Commission Framework Programme 7). http://addsafe.deimos-space.com
  • ACTIVE AIRCRAFT (2008-2009): A sliding mode approach for control and estimation in active aircraft (funded by EPSRC-AIRBUS)
  • SATFDI (2009): Modern Control Techniques Applied to Satellite FDIR (funded by European Space Agency (ESA))
  • GARTEUR FM-AG16 (2004-2008): The group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe, Flight Mechanics Action Group 16’ (Funded by EPSRC). http://www.faulttolerantcontrol.nl/