Dr Ranjan Vepa BTech(IITMadras) MASc(Wat) PhD(Stan)
|Position:||Lecturer in Avionics|
|Tel:||+44 (0)20 7882 5193|
|Location:||Mile End, Eng, 227|
|Research Keywords:||Simulation, control engineering, aeroelasticity, smart structures, flow control, biomimetic robotics, biomedical control systems|
|Affiliations:||Dr. Vepa is a Member, Royal Aeronautical Society, London, a Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation, London, a Member of the IEEE USA and a Fellow of the UK's Higher Education Academy.|
Dr. Ranjan Vepa obtained his Ph. D. (Applied Mechanics) from Stanford University, USA, specialising in the area of Aeroelasticity under the guidance of the Late Prof. Holt Ashley. He is currently a lecturer in the School of Engineering and Material Science, Queen Mary, University of London where, since 2001, he is also the Programme director of the Avionics Programme. Prior to joining Queen Mary he was with NASA Langley Research Center, where he was awarded a National Research Council Fellowship and conducted research in the area of unsteady aerodynamic modelling for active control applications. Subsequently he was with the Structures Division of the National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore India and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.
Dr. Vepa is the author of two books titled: Biomimetic Robotics - Cambridge University Press, 2009 and Wiley::Dynamics of Smart Structures, 2010. His research interests include design of control systems, and associated signal processing with applications in smart structures, robotics, biomedical engineering and energy systems, including wind turbines. In particular the research interests include dynamics and robust adaptive estimation and control of linear and nonlinear aerospace, energy and biological systems with parametric and dynamic uncertainties.