Chris Hambley

Mr Chris Hambley
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S1 3JD

Room: B20, Amy Johnson Building


I started my PhD in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering in 2014 after graduating with an MEng degree from the same Department. My research interests focus on systems engineering techniques for large, industrial systems. In particular, I look at contract-based design (CBD) as a formal mathematical framework for designing systems, integrating subsystem models and verification. As part of the Rolls-Royce Control and Monitoring Systems University Technology Centre, my case studies focus on applying CBD to the design of gas turbine engine subsystems.

I received a University Prize Scholarship to fund my research and am supervised by Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan and Dr Bryn Jones.

Teaching Activities

I have acted as an Associate Tutor for the following modules:

  • ACS221 Control Systems Analysis and Design - marking classical control design assignments
  • ACS224 Systems Laboratory and Design - assisting with servo motor modelling, analysis and control laboratories and marking lab reports
  • ACS336/ACS6336/ACS6110 Rapid Control Prototyping - helping students with LabVIEW and MATLAB exercised to develop a closed-loop controller for a twin rotor helicopter and marking of oral vivas at the end of the course
  • ACS6102 State-Space, Nonlinear and Optimal Control - assisting with MATLAB exercises on state-space control
  • ACS6200 Control Systems Project and Dissertation - assisting with supervision for an MSc individual project