Dr Robert Ward

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

University Teacher

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r.a.ward@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Robert Ward
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
Amy Johnson Building
Portobello Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
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Rob Ward is an academic in the department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering. Rob is an experienced engineer with significant project and operational management experience.

Rob received an MEng(Hons) degree in Avionics and Aerospace Systems from the University of Manchester followed by a period of research in Flight Dynamics & Control. He served as an Engineering Officer in the Military until 2017. He received an Engineering Doctorate in Machining Science and Control Engineering from the University of Sheffield jointly awarded from the department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Rob has worked on and supported many Catapult funded research projects at the AMRC, his research is heavily industry focused and as such works closely with The Machining Group at the AMRC and  maintains close links with industrial partners.

Research interests
  • Digital Machining
  • Machine Tool Control
  • CNC Trajectory Generation & Interpolation
  • Precision Motion Control Systems
  • Robotic Machining
  • Digital Twins
  • Industry 4.0 Technologies
  • Adaptive CNC Control
Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Teaching interests

ACS336/ACS61015  Rapid Control Prototyping

Professional activities

Rob holds Chartered Engineer status and is Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering