Dr Mehdi Rakhtalarostami

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Dr Mehdi RakhtalaRostami is a senior lecturer in Electric Vehicle Technology at UWE Bristol. He received his PhD degree in Control and Automation Engineering in 2013. He joined the Queen's University Belfast as a'' Mechatronics Industry 4.0 programme developer for undergraduate and postgraduate'' in 2022. He was Head of the Electrical Department from 2017 until 2021 at Golestan University. He has been involved in the electrical engineering department as an Assistant Professor from 2013 to 2022 at Golestan University.
With more than 25 years of experience in academic and industrial environments, Mehdi has been involved with numerous successful projects (7 research projects and funds and 22 industrial projects).
His research outcomes have included the successful co-supervisory of 3 PhD students and the supervisory of 20 MSc students.
The outputs of research projects and student supervisory were published in 62 Journal and conference papers, 1 patent and 2 awards.

1- Mechatronics Programme developer at Queen's University Belfast-2022-2023
2- Head of the Electrical Department at Golestan University 2017-2021
3-Assistant Professor at Golestany University-Iran- 2013-2022
4- Research fellow-University of Warwick-WMG -2016
5- University di Cagliari-Automatic Lab -Italia-2011
6- Guest Lecturer at Babol University of Technology (BNTU)-2005-2009.
7- Head of control group -Fuel cell research centre- Babol Noshirvani University of Technology(BNTU)-2004- 2008.
8- Senior electronic engineer- battery company from 1998-2004

Area of expertise

1- Control theory of nonlinear control and observer: High-order sliding mode observer

2-  Intelligent control (RL-ML- Evolutionary algorithms)

3- Applications:
- Hybrid electric vehicle and energy management
- Fuel cells
-Zero energy systems based on renewable energy
-Power converters control and simulation

4- Mechatronics system design:
- Rehabilitation and wearable robots
-Soft robotic
-Precision control of 3D printers
-Industrial automation systems (PLCs)


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