Recent Academic Achievements

  • Secured funding for
  1. LPI Radar Design of Rs 1.2 Million from RWR Islamabad.
  2. Phased Array Radar development of Rs 12.6 Million from Public Sector.
  3. Pulse Doppler Radar Signal Processor Design of Rs 0.3 Million from Public Sector.
  4. FMCW Radar design and development of Rs 1 Million from Public Sector.
  5. Early Fault Warning System for Automotives of Rs 14.3 Million from ICT R&D Fund.
  6. Modelling and Control of Underground Coal Gasifiers of Rs 0.24 Million from Sindh Energy Board.
  7. Simulation and Control of the Underground Coal Gasification Process of Rs 14.7 Million from ICT R&D Fund.
  • Active member of Founding Team of Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE) Islamabad, which grew in six years to have more than 500 Postgraduate Engineering Students.
  • Pioneering Head of Department of Electrical Engineering (containing more than 400 students)
  • Supervising/Supervised nine Masters Theses on
  1. Aircraft Control (completed)
  2. Twin Rotor System (completed)
  3. Radar Signal Processor using 2D CFAR (completed)
  4. Parameter Estimation of Engine Coolant System (completed)
  5. Kinematics of Stewart Platform Manipulator (completed)
  6. Dynamic Analysis and Control of Stewart Platform Manipulator (completed)
  7. HOSM control of PEM Fuel Cell (completed)
  8. HOSM Control of Aircraft (completed)
  9. Online automotive engine parameter estimation
  10. Linear Robust Control of Underground Coal Gasifiers
  11. Nonlinear Robust Control of Underground Coal Gasifiers
  12. Mathematical Modeling of Wnt Pathways
  • Supervised SIX PhD theses on
  1. Robust Smooth Model-Free Control Methodologies for Industrial Applications (Sohail Iqbal, 2011)
  2. HOSM based Parameter Estimation and Control of a Reactor (Hameed Qaiser, 2011)
  3. Fault Diagnostics of Engine Air Intake Path System (Qadeer Ahmed, 2011)
  4. Digital Signal Processing of Optical Systems (Irfan Ahmed, 2011)
  5. HOSM based Fault Diagnostic Schemes (Muhammad Iqbal, 2011)
  6. Hybrid Mode based Misfire Detection (Mudassar Abbas Rizvi, 2011)
  • Supervising/Co-Supervising eleven PhD students, two of them have completed their theses and three are writing-up, the thesis areas are:
  • HOSM based Automotive Engine Parameter Estimation (Qarab Raza, thesis submitted)
  • Dynamic Integral Sliding Mode Control of Systems with Mismatched Uncertainty (Qudrat-Ullah Khan, thesis completed)
  • HOSM based Parameter Estimation of a PEM Fuel Cell (Ijaz Hussain Kazmi, proposal defended)
  • Modulation detection of LPI Radars (Khubaib Ahmed, proposal defended)
  • HOSM Control of S/R Motor (Co-Supervised) : Muhammad Rafique Mufti
  • Ambiguity function and 2D-CFAR design (Armaghan Mohsin)
  • Modeling, Design and Control of Low Cost fuel Cell (Uzma Attique Ahmed, inactive)
  • Control Theoretic design of Phase locked Loops (Muhammad Asad)
  • HOSM based UAV Control (Co-Supervised), Zamurrad Shah
  • Parameter estimation and Control of a Reactor, (Safder Hussain)
  • Automotive Parameter Estimation (Amin Akram)
  • Chair of Local Arrangement Committee for ICET 2005
  • Chair of Local Arrangement Committee for INMIC 2009
  • Chair of Organizing Committee for ICET 2012 (to be held)
  • Technical Committee Member of IBCAST 2004 and onwards.
  • Regular reviewer for IEEE conferences and journals
  • Postgraduate courses taught:
  1. Adaptive Filters (seven times)
  2. Radar Signal Processing (four times)
  3. Advanced DSP
  4. Linear Systems and Control (four times)
  5. State Space Analysis
  6. Optimization Techniques
  7. Robust Control (two times)
  8. Nonlinear Control (three times)
  9. LMI in Controls
  10. Advanced Nonlinear Control (three times)
  11. Sliding Mode Control (two times)
  • Founded thirty members strong Controls and Signal Processing Research (CASPR) Group including seventeen PhD students, four Master students and three faculty members.
  • PhD Local Examiner for UET Lahore, UET Taxila, UET Peshawar, NUST and PIEAS.
  • Member of HEC National Curriculum Revision Committee on Computer Engineering.
  • Recently sourced Embedded Systems Lab, Microwave Lab, Comm Systems Lab, Machines Lab and Control Systems Lab.
  • Over 99 publications and 197 citations.
  • Impact factor of around 33.6930 (ISI) with h-index of 6 and g-index of 9 (scholarometer.indiana.edu).
  • Best Research Paper Award by Higher Education Commission in 2011.
  • National Research and Productivity Award
  • Founding Chair of IEEE Control Systems Society Pakistan Chapter
  • Senior member IEEE

Publications

Books/Research Monographs/Book Chapters

1)Qadeer Ahmed, Aamer. Iqbal Bhatti, Sohail Iqbal, "Robust Control Algorithms for Twin Rotor System", Lambert Academic Publishers, ISBN 978-3-8443-8053-8, 2011.

2)A Chapter on Hybrid Engine Modeling, accepted for publication in the book on Internal Combustion Engine by Intech Publishers, Croatia.

Journal Publications (Impact Factor Journals)

3)A.I. Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, C. Edwards and R. Dorey. Sliding mode configurations for automotive engine control, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal processing, 1999, Vol.13, No.2, pp.49-69.

4)A.I. Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, and X. Y. Lu. A nonlinear sliding mode control design approach based on neural network modelling, International Journal of Nonlinear and Robust Control, 1999, Vol.9, No.7, pp.397-423.

5)A.I. Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon and R. Dorey. Idle speed control of automotive engine using a Robust Nonlinear Controller Observer Pair, European Journal of Control, 2000, Vol.6, No.6, pp.525-539.

6)J.P. Barbot, A.I. Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, R. Dorey. Discussion on 'Idle Speed Control of an Automotive Engine using a Robust Nonlinear Controller Observer Pair, European Journal of Control, 2000, 6, No.6, p. 540.

7)Q. R. Butt; A. I. Bhatti., "Estimation of Gasoline-Engine Parameters Using Higher Order Sliding Mode," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.55, no.11, pp.3891-3898, Nov. 2008

8)S.H.Qaiser, A.I.Bhatti , Masood Iqbal, R. Samar  and, J.Qadir, “Model Validation and Higher Order Sliding Mode Controller Design for a Research Reactor” Annals of Nucl Energy , Vol 36, pages 37-45.

9)S.H. Qaiser, A.I. Bhatti, M. Iqbal, and Javed Qadir, “Estimation of Precursor Concentration in a Research Reactor by using Second Order Sliding Mode Observer”. Nuclear Engineering and Design,  2009-05-024.

10)I. Ahmed and A.I. Bhatti, “A novel technique for spectral processing of gyroscope”, published in Kuwait Journal of Science & Engineering, No 1B, Vol. 37, June 2010, ISSN: 1024-8684.

11)M. Iqbal, A. I. Bhatti, S. Iqbal and Q. Khan, " Robust Parameter Estimation of Nonlinear Systems using Sliding Mode Differentiator Observer", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol 58, Number 2, February 2011.

12)Q. Khan, A. I. Bhatti, S. Iqbal and M. Iqbal, “Dynamic Integral Sliding Mode Control of MIMO Uncertain Nonlinear Systems”, in International Journal of Control, Automation and System (IJCAS), Vol. 9 No. 1, February 2011.

13)S. Iqbal, A. I. Bhatti, " Load Varying Polytopic Based Robust Controller Design in LMI Framework for a 2DOF Stabilized Platform", published in Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE), Vol. 36 (2), March 2011, ISSN 1319-802.

14)M A Rizwi, A.I. Bhatti and Q.R. Butt, “Hybrid Model of Gasoline Engine for Misfire Detection”, published in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, August 2011, Vol 58, Number 8, pages 3680-3692.

15)Q. Ahmed and A. I. Bhatti, “Estimating SI Engine Efficiencies and Parameters in Second Order Sliding Modes", IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics vol.58, no.10, pp.4837- 4846, Oct. 2011.

16)Q. Ahmed, A. I. Bhatti and M. Iqbal, “Virtual Sensors for Automotive Engine Sensors Fault Diagnosis in Second Order Sliding Modes”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 11, No. 9, September 2011, pp.1832-1840.

17)Q. Khan, A. I. Bhatti, M. Iqbal and Q. Ahmed, “Dynamic Integral Sliding Mode Control for SISO Uncertain Nonlinear Systems”, published in International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, Japan, Vol 8, No 7A,  July 2012, page 4621-4633.

18)Qadeer Ahmed, A.I. Bhatti, I. A. Taj and K. Ahmed, Gasoline Engine Intake Manifold Leakage Diagnosis/Prognosis Using Hidden Markov Model, published in International Journal of Innovative Computing Information and Control, Vol 8, No. 7(A), pp. 4661 - 4674, July 2012.

19)I. H. Kazmi and A. I. Bhatti, Parameter Estimation of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell System using Sliding Mode Observer, published in International Journal of Innovative Computing Information and Control, Volume 8, No 7B, July 2012, pages 5137-5148.

20)Syed Hameed Qaiser, Masood Iqbal, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, Raza Samar and Javed Qadir, "Estimation of Reactivity in a Research Reactor by Using a Second-Order Sliding Mode Observer", Nuclear Science and Engineering: 172, 1-10 (2012)

21)Q. Ahmed, A I Bhatti, M A Rizwi and M R Naseem, Gasoline Engine Air Filter Health Monitoring by Second Order Sliding Modes, accepted for publication in International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Article first published online : 26 JUN 2012, DOI: 10.1002/acs.2314.

22)Q. Ahmed, A.I. Bhatti, Q. Khan and M. Raza. Condition Monitoring of Gasoline Engine Air Intake system using Second Order Sliding Modes. Accepted for publication in Special Issue on Variable Structure Systems in Automotive Applications, International Journal of Vehicle Design.

23)Safdar Hussain, A.I. Bhatti, Abdus Samee, S.H. Qaiser, Estimation of Precursor Density of a Power Reactor using Uniform Second Order Sliding Mode Observer, accepted for publication in Annals of Nuclear Energy, ISSN: 0306-4549.

24)Q. Raza, A. I. Bhatti, R. Mufti, M. A. Rizvi and I. Awan, "Modeling and Online Parameter Estimation of Intake Manifold in Gasoline Engines using Sliding Mode Observer", accepted for publication in "Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory", ISSN: 1569-190X.

Conference Publications

25)A.I. Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, and C. Edwards. Multiburner furnace control using a nonlinear controller observer pair. In Proceedings of 1995 IEE colloquium on Adaptive Controllers in Practice, pages 7/1--7/4, London, 1995.

26)A.I. Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, and X.Y. Lu. Neural network model based indirect sliding mode controller design. In Proceedings of 1996 UKACC Control Conference, pages 418--423, Exeter, UK, 1996.

27)A.I. Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, and C. Edwards. Robust control of a high temperature multiburner heating plant. In Proceedings of 1996 UKACC Control Conference, pages 1022--1027, Exeter, UK, 1996.

28)A.I Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, and R. Dorey. Robust nonlinear control of an automotive engine. In Proceedings of 1997 European Control Conference, page not available, Brussels, Belgium, 1997.

29)A.I Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, and R. Dorey. Idle speed control using a nonlinear controller­observer pair. In Proceedings of 1997 IEE colloquium on Adaptive Controllers in Practice, pages 2/1--2/5, Coventry, UK, 1997.

30)A.I Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, R. Dorey, and C. Edwards. Rapid prototyping of a sliding mode control for idle speed control. In Proceedings of 1997 IEE colloquium on System Control Integration and Rapid Prototyping in the Automotive Industry, pages 3/1--3/7, Birmingham, UK, 1997.

31)A.I Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, and X.Y. Lu. Sliding mode based robust parameter estimation. In Proceedings of IFAC Workshop on Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, pages 279--284, Glasgow, UK, 1998.

32)C. Edwards, S.K. Spurgeon, and A.I. Bhatti. Sliding mode control using only output information: Theoretical developments and practical applications. In Proceedings of 2nd IMACS International Multiconference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications (CESA 98), Hammamet, Tunisia, 1998.

33)A.I. Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, and R. Dorey. Sliding mode controller design and implementation framework for idle speed control. Technical Report 98­16, Dept. of Engineering, Leicester University, 1998.

34)A.I Bhatti, S.K. Spurgeon, and R. Dorey. A sliding mode controller/observer pair for application to engine idle speed control. A report written for Ford motor company.

35)A.I. Bhatti, J.A. Twiddle, S.K. Spurgeon, and N.B. Jones. Engine coolant system fault diagnostics with sliding mode observers and fuzzy analyser. In Proceedings of 1999 IASTED conference on Modelling, Identification and Control,  Innsbruck, Austria, 1999.

36)Parikh, C.R., Pont, M.J., Jones, N.B., Twiddle, J.A., Bhatti, A.I., Li, Y.H., Spurgeon, S.K, Scotson, P. and Scaife, M, (1998), Towards an Application Framework for Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis, Proceedings of: 'Workshop on Recent Advances in Soft Computing', De Montfort University, Leicester, July 1998, pp. 128-141. ISBN 185 721 2592

37)M. Waseem, M. Omar, A.I. Bhatti and S. I. Shah. A new double talk detector with Fuzzy decision thresholding. In IEEE Proceedings of ISCON02, 16-17th August 2002, Lahore, Pakistan, Volume 1, pages 117-121.

38)A. Khalid, A.I. Bhatti and R. Hafiz. A Low Complexity high Resolution time-stepped Stochastic ground Combat Simulation model. In Proceedings of INMIC 2003, 7th International Multi-topic Conference 2003, Islamabad, Pakistan, pages 490-494.

39)M.S. Anwar and A.I. Bhatti. Real Time Simulation of Line Echo Canceller. In Proceedings of the 2nd IBCAST, Bhurban Pakistan, June 16 – 21, 2003, Page 563-572, Volume 2.

40)N.Z. Azeemi and A.I. Bhatti. Real Time Implementation of Vector Quantization on Tri-Media Platform, 2nd IBCAST, Bhurban Pakistan, June 16 – 21, 2003.

41)A.I. Bhatti and S. I. Shah. Training of Line Echo Canceller with PRBS Signals. In Proceedings of INCC 2004, 1st International Networking and Communications Conference 2004, Lahore, Pakistan.

42)S. H. Qaiser, A.I. Bhatti and M. Iqbal. H¥ Loop Shaping Robust Control System Design For Pakistan Research Reactor-2 (PARR-2), 4th International Science Conference, University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, 6th-9th October 2004.

43)S. H. Qaiser, A.I. Bhatti and M. Iqbal. H¥ Loop Shaping Robust Control System Design For Pakistan Research Reactor-2 (PARR-2), Science International (Lahore), 17(1), 17-20,2005, ISSN 1013-5316, CODEN: SINTE 8

44)S. A. Hassan, A.I. Bhatti and A. Latif. Emitter Recognition using Fuzzy Inference System, in Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, 17th-18th September 2005, p. 204 –208, ISBN 0-7803-9247-7.

45)Y. Javed and A.I. Bhatti. Emitter Recognition based on Modified X-Means Clustering, in Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, 17th-18th September 2005, p. 352–358, ISBN 0-7803-9247-7.

46)N. Iqbal, M. Waseem, M. Omer and A. I. Bhatti, A pitch detection based new doubletalk detector, in Proceedings of GSPx 2005, Santa Clara, CA USA, Oct 24 – Oct 27th 2005.

47)S. Iqbal and A. I. Bhatti, Direct Sliding Mode Controller Design for a 6DOF Parallel Manipulator, Proc of 10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006 (INMIC 2006), Islamabad, Pakistan, ISBN 1-4244-0794-X, December 2006, Pages 421-426.

48)A. Iqbal and A. I. Bhatti, Development of Framework for Structured Uncertainity For an Aircraft, Proc of 10th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2006 (INMIC 2006), Islamabad, Pakistan, ISBN 1-4244-0794-X, December 2006, Pages 444-450.

49)S. Iqbal and A. I. Bhatti, Robust Sliding Mode Controller Design for a Stewart Platform, Proceedings of 5th IBCAST International Multitopic Conference 2007 (IBCAST 2007), Islamabad, Pakistan, January 8th – 11th 2007.

50)S. Iqbal, A. I. Bhatti, Saif-Ullah and N. Mehdi, Design and Robustness Evaluation of an H-infinity Loop Shaping Controller for a 2DOF Stabilized Platform,  in the proceedings of European Control Conference 2007 held in Kos, Greece.

51)S. H. Qaiser, A.I. Bhatti and M. Iqbal, “Robust Control System design for Pool Type Research Reactor using Hinf Loop Shaping Technique”, in the proceedings of "The first International Conference on Physics and Technology of Reactors and Applications [PHYTRA 1]" held at Marrakech, Morocco 14-16 March 2007.

52)S.H. Qaiser, A.I Bhatti, M. Iqbal and Javed Qadir,, “System Identification and Robust Controller Design for Pool Type Research Reactor”,13th IEEE/IFAC International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics MMAR 2007, 27-30 August Szczecin Poland.

53)M. Iqbal, A.I. Bhatti and Q. R. Butt, “Controller design of an uncertain three tank system using polytopic approach”, presented in IFAC World Congress 2008, held in July 2008 in Seoul Korea.

54) S. Iqbal, A. I. Bhatti and Q. Ahmed, “Dynamic analysis and robust control design for Stewart Platform with moving payloads”, presented in IFAC World Congress 2008, held in July 2008 in Seoul Korea.

55)S. Iqbal., A. I. Bhatti and Q. Ahmed, (2008),"Determination of Realistic Uncertainty Bounds for a Stewart Platform with Payload's Dynamics", Accepted for presentation in proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA), September 3 – 5, 2008, Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

56)S.H.Qaiser, A.I.Bhatti, M.Iqbal, R.Samar, and J. Qadir, “Higher Order Sliding Mode Observer Based Estimation of Precursor Concentration in a Research Reactor”, 4th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET 2008),18 -19 Oct 2008, NUST Rawalpindi.

57)M. Iqbal, A.I. Bhatti, Q. R. Butt and I. H. Kazmi, “LMI based Controller Synthesis of an Uncertain Three Tank System”, presented in IBCAST 2009,  held  in January 2009, Islamabad Pakistan.

58)S.H.Qaiser, A.I.Bhatti, M.Iqbal and J. Qadir, “LMI based Control System Design for a Research Reactor”, presented in IBCAST 2009,  held  in January 2009, Islamabad Pakistan.

59)Q.R.Butt, A.I.Bhatti, M.Iqbal, M.A. Rizwi, R.Mufti and I.H.Kazmi, “Estimation of Automotive Engine Parameters: Part I: Discharge Coefficient of Throttle Body”, presented in IBCAST 2009,  held  in January 2009, Islamabad Pakistan.

60)H.Z.Bukhari, A.I.Bhatti, M.F.Aftab and K. Shafiq “Multi Objective Controller for Control Moment Gyro (cmg) using LMI”, presented in IBCAST 2009,  held  in January 2009, Islamabad Pakistan.

61)K. Shafiq, M. Imran, H.Z.Bukhari, S.Ahmed and A.I.Bhatti, “LMI based Multi-Objective State Feedback Controller Design for Magnetic Levitation System”, presented in IBCAST 2009,  held  in January 2009, Islamabad Pakistan.

62)S.H.Qaiser, A.I.Bhatti, M.Iqbal, R.Samar, and J. Qadir, “Non Linear Model Validation and Second Order Sliding Mode Controller Design for a Research Reactor”, International Conference on Industrial Technology (IEEE ICIT 09)  10-13 February, 2009 Churchill Victoria Australia.

63)Q. Ahmed, A. I. Bhatti LMI Based Sliding Mode Control Design for Twin Rotor System to be presented in SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications 2009, Colorado, USA.

64)Q. Ahmed, A. I. Bhatti, S. Iqbal Nonlinear Robust control design for Decoupling of Twin Rotor System, to be presented in Asian Control Conference (ASCC'09), Hong Kong.

65)Q. Ahmed , A. I. Bhatti, S. Iqbal, Robust Decoupling Control design for Twin Rotor System using Hadamard Weights, presented in CCA, MSC 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia.

66)M. Iqbal, A. I. Bhatti, S. Iqbal and I. H. Kazmi,”Fault Detection and Isolation of Nonlinear Systems  using Higher Order Sliding Mode Techniques”, 7th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2009) , 27-29 August 2009, Hong Kong

67)I.H.Kazmi, A.I.Bhatti, S. Iqbal “Robust Controller using LMI framework for PEM fuel cell System,”  ICET09, Islamabad, Pakistan October 19-20, 2009

68)M. A. Rizwi, A. I. Bhatti and Q. R. Butt “Fault detection in a class of hybrid systems”, presented in ICET 2009, held in Islamabad, Pakistan.

69)M. Iqbal, A. I. Bhatti, S. Iqbal and I. H. Kazmi, ”Parameter Estimation of Nonlinear Systems using Higher Order Sliding Mode Techniques”, accepted for presentation in The 7th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (ICCA’09), December 9-11, 2009,  Christchurch, New Zealand

70)M.A. Rizvi, A.I. Bhatti, “ Hybrid Model for Early Detection of Misfire Fault in SI Engines”, In Proceedings of International Multitopic IEEE Conference, December 2009, ISBN:978-1-4244-4873-9.

71)M. Rafiq, S.U. Rehman, Q.R. Butt and A.I. Bhatti, “Power Efficient Sliding Mode Control of SR Motor for Speed Control Applications”, In Proceedings of International Multitopic IEEE Conference, December 2009, ISBN:978-1-4244-4873-9.

72)M. Iqbal, A.I. Bhatti and Q. Khan, “Dynamic Sliding Modes Control of Uncertain Nonlinear MIMO Three Tank System”, In Proceedings of International Multitopic IEEE Conference, December 2009, ISBN:978-1-4244-4873-9.

73)M. Iqbal, A.I. Bhatii, S. Iqbal and Q. Khan, “Parameter Estimation based Fault diagnosis of Uncertain Nonlinear Three Tank System using HOSM Differentiator Observer”, In Proceedings of International Multitopic IEEE Conference, December 2009, ISBN:978-1-4244-4873-9.

74)I. H. Kazmi, A.I. Bhatti and S. Iqbal, “A Nonlinear Observer for PEM Fuel Cell System”, In Proceedings of International Multitopic IEEE Conference, December 2009, ISBN:978-1-4244-4873-9.

75)Muddaser Abbas, A.I. Bhatti, Q.R. Butt, A. Nadeem, “Misfire Detection in IC Engines using Finite State”, Automata 15th International Conference on Soft Computing (Mendel 2009) Czech.

76)Qadeer Ahmed, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, “Second Order Sliding Mode Observer for Estimation of SI Engine Volumetric Efficiency & Throttle Discharge Coefficient”, International workshop on Variable Structure System VSS 2010, Mexico. 

77)Qadeer Ahmed, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, Sohail Iqbal, Syed Ijaz Kazmi, “2-Sliding Mode Based Robust Control for 2-DOF Helicopter”, International workshop on Variable Structure System VSS 2010, Mexico. 

78)I.H. Kazmi, A. I. Bhatti, M. Iqbal, “A Sliding Mode Observer for PEM Fuel Cell System using Super Twisting Algorithm”, International workshop on Variable Structure System VSS 2010, Mexico.

79)M. Z. Shah, R. Samar and A. I. Bhatti, “Adaptive sliding Mode Roll Control of a Canard Missile”, Chinese Control and Decision Conference 2010 (CCDC).

80)S. Iqbal, C. Edwards, A. I. Bhatti, (2010), "A Smooth Second-Order Sliding Mode Controller for Relative Degree Two Systems", present in Special Session of Variable Structure Control and Industrial Applications of 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Glendale, AZ, USA, Nov 07-10, 2010, pages 2379-2384, ISSN 1553-572x .

81)Shah, M. Z., Samar, R., Bhatti, A.I., "Sliding Mode based Lateral Control for UAVs using Piecewise Linear Sliding Surface", presented in the 2011 International Conference on Communications, Computing and Control Applications (CCCA’11), March 3-5, Hammamet, Tunisia.

82)Qudrat Khan*, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, Qadeer Ahmed, “Dynamic Integral Sliding Mode Control of Nonlinear SISO Systems with States Dependent Matched and Mismatched Uncertainty, presented at the 18th IFAC World Congress held in Milan, Italy, from August the 28th to September the 2nd 2011.

83)Muhammad Zamurad Shah*, Raza Samar, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, “Lateral Control for UAVs using Sliding Mode Technique”, presented at the 18th IFAC World Congress held in Milan, Italy, from August the 28th to September the 2nd 2011.

84)Sohail Iqbal, Christopher Edwards, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, “Robust Output Feedback Linearization for Minimum Phase Systems”, presented at the 18th IFAC World Congress held in Milan, Italy, from August the 28th to September the 2nd 2011.

85)Sohail Iqbal, Christopher Edwards, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, “Robust Feedback based Linearization using Higher Order Sliding Mode Observer”, presented at the 50 th international conference  on decision and control held in Orlando, Florida, USA, from December 12 th - 15th.

86)S. Liaqat, S. A. Khan, A. I. Bhatti, M. B. Ihsan, S. Z. Asghar, A, Ejaz, Automatic Recognition of Ground Radar Targets Based on Target RCS and Short Time Spectrum Variance, International Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications 2011 (INISTA 2011), Jun 2011.

87)M. A. Rizwi, S. H. Zaidi and A. I. Bhatti, “Misfire Fault Detection in SI Engine Using Sliding Mode Observer”, presented in IECON Australia.

88)M. A. Akram, A. I. Bhatti, Q. Ahmed, M. Raza, “Model tuning and Fault Detection of Automotive Coolant System Using Higher Order Sliding Mode”, accepted for presentation in 9th European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis (ACD 2011) that will take place at Budapest University of Technology and Economics – in Budapest, Hungary, between 17-18 November 2011.

89)A. M. Khan, A. I. Bhatti, S Din, and Q. Khan, “Static and Dynamic Sliding Mode Control of Ball on a Beam System”, presented in IBCAST 2012, held  in January 2012, Islamabad Pakistan.

90)I. Khan, A. I. Bhatti, Q. Khan, and Q. Ahmed, “Sliding Mode control of Lateral Dynamics of an AUV”, presented in IBCAST 2012, held  in January 2012, Islamabad Pakistan.

91)G. Murtaza and A. I. Bhatti, “DC Motor Control Using Sliding Mode”, presented in IBCAST 2012, held  in January 2012, Islamabad Pakistan.

92)S. S. H. Rizwi, A. I. Bhatti and Q Khan, “Sliding Mode Control of a PEM Fuel Cell System”, presented in IBCAST 2012,  held  in January 2012, Islamabad Pakistan.

93)S. S. H. Rizwi, A. I. Bhatti and Q Khan, “Smooth Sliding Mode Control for PEM Fuel Cell System ”, accepted for presentation in 24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (2012 CCDC) to be held on May 23-25, 2012 in Taiyuan, China.

94)Ussama Ali; Muhammad Zamurad Shah; Aamer Iqbal Bhatti; Raza Samar,“Robust Nonlinear Control Design For Scaled Yak-54 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle”, in the proceedings of 24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (2012 CCDC) to be held on May 23-25, 2012 in Taiyuan, China.

95)Ussama Ali; Muhammad Zamurad Shah; Raza Samar; Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, “Robust Level Flight Control Design For Scaled Yak-54 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle using Single Sliding Surface”, in the proceedings of 24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (2012 CCDC) to be held on May 23-25, 2012 in Taiyuan, China.

96)S S Rizwi, A I Bhatti, Smooth Second-Order Sliding Mode Control for PEM Fuel Cell System, accepted for presentation IN UKACC 2012 to be held in Cardiff, UK on Sep 3-5, 2012.

97)M. A. Rizwi, S. H. Zaidi, M. Amin and A. I. Bhatti, "Misfire Fault Detection In SI Engine Using Sliding Mode Observer", in the proceedings of IECON 2012.

98)Ali Arshad, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, Raza Samar, Qadeer Ahmed, Erum Aamir, " Model Development of UCG and Calorific Value Maintenance via Sliding Mode Control",  in the  proceedings of International Conference of Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, Pakistan, October 2012.

99)M. Asad, A. I Bhatti, S. Iqbal., "A Novel Reaching Law for Smooth Sliding Mode Control Using Inverse Hyperbolic Function", in the  proceedings of International Conference of Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, Pakistan, October 2012.

100)Ahmed Yar, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti,  2012. "Control of Air-to-Fuel Ratio of Spark Ignited Engine using Super Twisting Algorithm", in the  proceedings of International Conference of Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, Pakistan, October 2012.

101)Yasir Awais Butt, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, "Robust Altitude Tracking of a Helicopter using Sliding Mode Control Structure", in the  proceedings of International Conference of Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, Pakistan, October 2012.

Professional Summary

Control Engineer with 18+ years of dynamic modeling, state/parameter estimation, controller design, controller/observer implementation/testing experience in automotive and aerospace industries. Currenly, pioneering head of Controls and Signal Processing Research Group having more than 11 PhD students (seven PhDs produced) with strong research interest in automotive parameter estimation (to be used for fault tolerant control), automotive engine control and diagnostics, radar system design, feul cell control and diagnostics and nonlinear sliding mode controller/observer theory. Worked on idle speed control of Ford Mondeo engine during PhD. Devised novel algorithms for Perkins diesel engines during postdoctoral research.

Related skills:

  • SIMULINK/MATLAB
  • Kalman Filtering
  • Numerical Optimization
  • 6DoF Simulations
  • Engine Dynamics
  • Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • H-infinity Controller
  • Nonlinear Controller Design
  • Nonlinear Observer Design
  • Team Management
  • Research and innovation
  • Engine Simulations
  • LMS/ RLS estimation
  • Radar System Design

Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Professor of Controls and Sig. Processing.

Controls and Signal Processing Research Group, M A J University

Pioneering Head of Research Group CASPR (www.caspr.com.pk)

  • Jaguar/Land Rover Project on Position EstimationCurrently working on a Jaguar/Land Rover Project concerning automotive position estimation.
  • OBDII based Embedded System DevelopmentFor OBDII based fault code and engine variable extraction, an in-house firmware was developed. The kit was developed on AtMega and PIC 32 processors. Led a team of a senior engineer and two junior engineers.
  • Automotive Engine Modeling and SimulationBased on first principle basis and literature a nonlinear dynamic model was assembled and simulated using S-functions. The model contains engine air intake dynamics and rotational dynamics.
  • Automotive Engine Parameter EstimationThere are certain crucial parameters which can greatly help in condition monitoring of an automotive engine like Throttle Discharge Coefficient, Volumetric Efficiency, Combustion Efficiency and Load Torque. The team devised advanced nonlinear observers to estimate these parameters. The observers were successfully tested on a Honda 1300 cc production vehicle using only on-board sensors. The results were reported in five IEEE Transactions papers.
  • Automotive Engine Fault DiagnosticsThe estimated parameters were used for the engine fault diagnostics using several methods like HMM and Residual Methods. The faults diagnosed included manifold leakage, throttle inefficiency and air filter choking. Similarly, misfire detection was also implemented by using novel algorithms as reported in the relevant IEEE journal publications referred below.
  • Modelling & Control of Underground Coal GasifiesLeading a two engineers team on the development of modeling and control strategies for in-situ gasification of underground coal deposits. The work involves simplification of pde based models to diff. equ. based models and the subsequent design of both nonlinear and linear robust nonlinear controllers.
  • FMCW Radar DevelopmentA small FMCW radar system was designed with its Front End Design and complete signal processing scheme. The radar has LPI capability.
  • Phased Array Radar developmentA proof of concept phased array radar is being developed for demonstrating electronic steering capability. Successful field test of its single element module has been performed.
  • Control of PEM Fuel Cell SystemsA complete PEM fuel cell model was assembled and simulated. Subsequently, parameter estimation and controller design was accomplished.
  • Robust Control of Stabilized PlatformRobust linear controller for a 2DoF platform was designed and successfully tested on a ship.
2003 - 2007

Founding Senior Member

Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE)
  • Ground Surveillance Radar (GSR) development Took active part in a 16 GHz GSR system level design and led the three engineers team for the development of the radar signal processor.
  • ELINT Front End Development Developed a threat library and an Electronic Order of Battle for an Electronic Intelligence System.
  • Radar Signal Processor Design Designed and developed a radar signal processor for a Siemens low level radar.
2001 - 2003

Manager, Algorithms,

Communications Enabling Technologies
  • Line Echo Canceller (LEC) Design Designed novel algorithms for LEC in VOIP communication to be implemented on an SoC solution.
  • GSM Audio Codecs Studied and implemented in MALAB the GSM Audio Codecs (AMR, HR, FR).
  • H.263 based Video Codec Fully understood the standard and implemented its slicing part.
1999 - 2001

Consultant, Control Systems,

Engineering Research & Design Company (ERDC)
  • Dynamic System ModelingModeled and Simulated 6DoF Systems, Actuators and Sensors
  • Robust Controller DesignH-inf based robust controller was designer
  • Data Acquisition and DSPUsed custom built hardware and NI cards for multi-channel and multirate data acquisition and did its subsequent digital signal filtering.
1997 - 1999

Project Lead/Post Doc. Researcher,

Leicester University
  • Condition Monitoring of Large Diesel SystemsProject Leader on a joint project between Perkins Technology, Lucas Industries and Leicester University. Led a team of three researchers.
  • Diesel Engine ModelingModeled Diesel Engine Coolant System, Fuel Injection System and Rotational Dynamics.
  • Robust Controller DesignH-inf based robust controller was designed.
  • Nonlinear Observer DesignFor the coolant system a nonlinear observer was designed and its supervision was achieved through a Fuzzy Logic System.
1994 - 1997

Researcher

Leicester University
  • Project of Ford Motor CompanyThe project was aimed at the Idle Speed Control of Ford Mondeo Engine.
  • Robust Nonlinear Controller/ Observer pair designDesigned, implemented and tested a highly robust nonlinear controller/observer pair in dSPACE.
  • Project of British Gas PlcThe project was aimed at the Sliding mode and H-infinity control of multi-burner furnaces.

Education

Education
1997 - 1999

Post Doc

Leicester University
1994 - 1997

Ph.D

Leicester Univeristy
1993 - 1994

M.Sc

Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine