Department of Mechanical Engineering
 

Contact details

Room: 4E 3.51

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 384977

Email: a.j.hillis@bath.ac.uk

 

Dr Andy Hillis

MEng PhD CEng

Profile

Dr Hillis is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control. He has research interests in the areas of Dynamics and Control and Structural Health Monitoring.

Dr Hillis obtained Masters and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He has previously worked for Engineering Consultancies 42 Technology and Atkins Oil & Gas. Dr Hillis joined the University of Bath as a lecturer in 2007. He is a member of the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control, and has research interests in the areas of Dynamics and Control and Structural Health Monitoring.

Research

Andy's current research interests include:

  • Adaptive control systems
  • Vibration-based structural health monitoring
  • Active noise and vibration control.

Some past and present research projects which Dr Hillis has been involved with include:

  • Development of active engine mounts for vibration cancellation in cars
  • The bicoherence method for damage detection in structures and machines
  • Efficient fluid power systems
  • Active control of pressure ripple in fluid power systems
  • Development of active suspension systems for aircraft.

Teaching units

  • Modelling techniques 1
  • Modelling techniques 2
  • Control Systems.

Publications

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