Stephen Duncan is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where he is a member of the Control group. He is also a Fellow of St Hugh’s College.
Prior to joining Oxford, he was Reader in the Control Systems Centre at the University of Manchester (1993 to 1998) and a Director of Greycon Limited (a spin-out company from Imperial College). He has an MA in Physics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc and PhD in Control Systems from Imperial College, London.
Stephen is a member of the Editorial Board of the IET Proceedings Control Theory & Applications.
Stephen's research concentrates on the design and implementation of feedback control systems for a range of applications. Many of these applications are distributed parameter processes, where the properties vary in both space and time and it is necessary to regulate a profile of variations that is evolving in time.
The resulting controller is typically multi-input and multi-output and of high dimension and often there is a high degree of uncertainty in the response of the process, which makes the implementation of these systems particularly challenging.
- Fast Orbit Feedback Stabilisation System for a Synchrotron
- Modelling and Control of Supercapacitors
- Closed-loop Control of Flexible High Value Metal Component Manufacture
- Battery Management Systems
- Passive Flow Control
- Cross-directional Control Systems for Web Processes
- Sustainable Policies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Control of Incremental Sheet Forming
- Control of Fluidised-bed Dryers using Process Tomography
- Past Projects