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Dr Yahya Zweiri

School/Department: Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
Position: Associate Professor


Dr Yahya H. Zweiri received the B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Jordan, in 1990 and Ph.D. degree in Nonlinear Modelling and Estimation for Diesel Engines from King's College London (KCL), London, U.K., in 2003.
From 1998 to 2007, he was a Research Fellow at British Ministry of Defence (MoD) and KCL, where he worked on unmanned vehicles used for autonomous tasks. During his stay at MoD, he worked as research scientist for more than one year at Field and Space Robotics Laboratory at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
From 2008 to 2014, he worked at King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau, Jordan, as a Research and Development Director. He moved to Kingston University London in 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in motorsport engineering. He has over 24 years research and practical experience in diesel engines, machine intelligence, neural networks, and control of nonlinear systems. He has published over 70 refereed research papers in prestigious international journals and conference proceeding, also filed several patents in USA and Europe, My Citation Indices.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2014 - 2014 Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, German Jordanian University, Jordan
  • 1998 - 2003 PhD in Mechanical Engineering, King's College London, UK
  • 1997 - 1998 MSc in Mechanical Engineering, King's College London, UK
  • 1985 - 1990 BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University, Jordan

Research Interests

1- Modelling, Estimation and Control for diesel engines
2- Neural Networks, and Sliding Mode
3- Modelling and Control of nonlinear systems
4- Unmanned Systems

Grants Awarded
» Title: Modelling and Estimation of Vehicle-Terrain Interactions for Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles: EPSRC & JGS GR/S31402/01, Amount: £322,449, Duration: Nov. 2003 - Feb. 2007. Principal investigator: Professor L.D. Seneviratne, co-investigator: Dr Yahya H Zweiri and Dr. K. Althoefer.

» Title: Autonomous Excavation Strategies for Mobile Front End Excavators Based on Soil Tool Interaction modelling: EPSRC GR/R50738/01, Amount: £85,643, Duration: Nov. 2001 - Oct. 2002. Principal investigator: Professor L.D. Seneviratne, co-investigator: Dr Yahya H Zweiri and Dr. K. Althoefer.

King's College London 2003 award for outstanding achievements.

Teaching Area

1- MATLAB/SIMULINK 2- Dynamics 3- Theory of Machines 4- Control theory 5- Mechanical Machines Design