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Academic Biography

Michael was born in Stockton-Upon-Tees in the UK in 1975. He is qualified automation and process control engineer, with eight years' industrial experience. He holds a BEng degree in electronic and electrical engineering (1999, Sunderland) and a PhD degree (2003, Sunderland) awarded following research into algorithms and architectures for real-time robot control. He is a full member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Following the award of his PhD, Michael spent seven years working in research and teaching at the University of Leicester. In January 2010 he joined Teesside University as a senior lecturer in electronics and control. He is currently a Reader in Control Engineering and leads the Smart Systems and Energy Informatics research group.

Michael has over ten years' experience of developing and delivering teaching material related to embedded systems, electronics and control at both postgraduate and undergraduate level. He has also acted as a visiting lecturer at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) in Penang, Malaysia to deliver and assess postgraduate course modules.

He now has more than thirteen years' experience of research at postdoctoral level, and has authored or co-authored over 120 reviewed publications. He is named as primary inventor on a related patent (currently pending). He has supervised or co-supervised 5 PhD completions and currently has two PhD students. He is co-investigator on numerous completed and ongoing FP7 and H2020 funded projects.

He is also a regular reviewer for several international journals and conferences, including those published by the IEEE, the IET, Elsevier, Springer, the ACM and IFAC. Similarly, Michael is a regular PC member and reviewer for several national and international conferences and workshops, including ICINCO, UKEF, RTN and ETFA.

Summary of Research Interests

Michael’s research interests are varied and multi-disiplinary in nature, and encompass aspects of Control, Automation, Optimization, Communications and Real-Time Embedded Systems and Networks.

Application areas include relevent aspects of Industry 4.0/Industrial Digitization, Smart Grids and Robotcs/Process Control.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Michael has consultancy experience, providing expertise to a number of companies in the North East of England. The expertise provided was in the area of hardware, software and control strategies for a variety of industrial applications, including high-pressure forming equipment, thermal coating equipment and marine systems.

He is keen to establish further links with industry.

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Projects 2016 2022

Research Output 2008 2019

Decentralised Energy Optimisation For Blocks of Buildings

Williams, S., Short, M. & Crosbie, T., 15 Mar 2019. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Learning systems
Power plants
Costs
Hot Temperature

Development of a Digital PID-like Adaptive Controller and its Application in HVAC systems

Adegbenro, A., Short, M. & Williams, S., 15 Mar 2019. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Air conditioning
Derivatives
Heating
Controllers
Phase behavior

Optimal HVAC Dispatch for Demand Response: A Dynamic Programming Approach

Short, M., 15 Mar 2019. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Dynamic programming
Air conditioning
Ventilation
Heating
Thermal comfort
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Demand Response Technology Readiness Levels for Energy Management in Blocks of Buildings

Crosbie, T., Broderick, J., Short, M., Charlesworth, R. & Dawood, M., 24 Jan 2018, In : Buildings. 8, 2, p. -

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Energy management
Electricity
Telemetering
Fossil fuels
Power generation

From Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) to demonstrating demand response in blocks of buildings. Upgrading technical and social systems

Rodriguez, S., Crosbie, T., Dawood, M., Short, M. & Dawood, N., 2018, p. 106. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Electricity
Electric power transmission networks
Energy management
Electric power distribution
Industry