I was awarded a Ph.D degree on Automatic Control with PhD thesis on developing new methodology to design control laws for hybrid systems. I was a research assistant at the University of Glasgow. I was then appointed Lecturer in Electronics Engineering at the School of Systems Engineering at the University of Reading in October 2001, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Engineering in 2009 and Professor in Mathematics and Engineering in 2014. I have now recently been appointed at the Manchester Metropolitan University as Professor in control Engineering.
I have been involved in research with mathematical modeling and control theory with applications mainly to health, energy, and robotics. In particular Rehabilitation Engineering, Smart Grid, Power Generation, Wireless Power Transfer, Autonomous Vehicle, Motion planning, visualisation control. Professor Holderbaum has published over 100 papers in leading journals and international conferences.
C.F.P Certificate in Further Professional Studies in Higher Education (Reading UK)
PhD Doctorat de l’universite de Lille "Automatic control and Signal-Processing” obtained with honours. Thesis title: Methodology to design new control laws for systems with Boolean inputs (Outstanding PhD graduating in 33 months). (Lille France)
D.E.A (Diplome d’Etude Appronfondies) "Instrumentation and Control". University of Caen (qualifying exams for the Ph.D). (Caen, France)
Maitrise E.E.A (MsC equiv) Option Signal-processing and Control Systems. University of Reims (Reims, France)
Licence E.E.A (Beng equiv.) (Electronic - Electrical engineering - Automatic). University of Reims (Reims, France)
M.Sc Master of Science in Mathematics option: Pure Mathematics (Open University UK)
B.Sc Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics (First-class Honours) option Pure Mathematics (Open University UK)
Sept-01- : University of Reading as Lecturer, Senior lecturer and Professor
Oct 99- Sept 01:University of Glasgow (Scotland) Research Assistant EPSRC project Grant GR/M47256
Oct 96-Sept 99: University of Lille (France) Research Assistant Automatic control Laboratory: PhD research funded by the French Ministry for Research and Technology Teaching assistant 96 hours per year
May 96- Jun 96: Collège SAINT-JOSEPH – Mesnières-en-Bray Teacher of technology (secondary school)
Mar 94- Sept 94: University of Caen Research Assistant L.A.C.P. (Laboratory in Automatic and Control Process)
Mar 91-Aug 91:Bernay (France) ATOCHEM (Associate to ELF AQUITAINE) as computer scientist.
Sept 90- June 94:I worked as a supervisor at different secondary schools during my two years of study towards the D.U.T. and until completion of my D.E.A.
Current Ph.D. students
Maximilian J. Zangs “Multiple Agent Systems in Smart Energy Management.”
Deborah Ritzmann “Measurement systems and analysis to enable increased renewable energy penetration through improved power transmission line utilisation.”
Stefano Pietrosanti “Delivering Sustainable Energy Solutions in Ports: Energy storage and flow in cranes. Modelling of the Storage””
Ruth White “Data Fusion Sensors in Healthcare”
Anthony Nnaji “Nonlinear compensation from frictions of servo command ”
Joel Ausonio “Artificial Neural Network Fault Diagnosis”
Charles Moorey “Mathematical Modelling of Wireless transmission of power”
James Rowden “The development and Analysis of a Portable Power Systems for Soldiers and Other Potential Applications”
Chris Knight “Control of flywheel energy storage” Engineering Doctorate “EngD”
Antonios Markakis “Control Systems and Bond Graphs in Power Electronics”
Ross Adams “Classification of Control Systems on the Euclidean Group SE (2)”
Matthew Rowe “Smart Energy Management Using Agent Based Control”
Mohamad Alkowatly “Navigation and Guidance to Unmanned Air Vehicles”
Timur Yunusov “Power Electronics in new topology and control”
Carol Linton “Trajectory Planning using Symmetry’”
Natalie Lowery “Monitoring and Quality Control of Fuel Cells by Magnetic Tomography, Data Analysis and Classification Tools”.
Chris Tucker “The Transmission of Power by Magnetic Resonance”
Thomas Milthorp “Novel Control Systems of Automated Soil Testing”
Chris Bowden “Controllability and Observability of an n-link Inverted Pendulum ”
Michele Vanoncini “Improving Posture in Paraplegia via Functional Electrical Stimulation”
James Biggs “Integrable Hamiltonian systems on Six Dimensional Lie Groups”
I have been involved as PhD examiners in the UK
My research program has concentrated on furthering the field of control theory and modelling. My early work was focused on hybrid dynamical systems. This work culminated in the development of the Hamiltonian systems on Lie Group, and that has become widely recognised nationally and internationally through seminar invitation in Universities worldwide. Over the past fifteen years I have applied my control expertise to several applications and in particular rehabilitation engineering and energy transmission, storage for electrical systems, and power systems. In rehabilitation engineering a major contribution was techniques for controlling the trunk standing up using electrical stimulation. Furthermore my research in energy storage has given promising result in the use of multiple agent systems and intelligent control to minimise energy consumption when using multiple storage combined with harvesting technology. Novel research in creating a model of wireless power transfer has enormous potential in the automotive industry and already early results through publications has shown promising results. Finally my research is also in autonomous flying vehicle and in particular in the area of motion planning and visualisation.
I have an extensive list of collaboration in the UK and World Wilde
H. William (2017). Control of Energy Storage. W. Holderbaum. MDPI AG.
I. Harrison, S. Pietrosanti, A. Luque, R. Mayer, W. Holderbaum (2018). Recording and analysing measurements from an RTG crane. Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation. 125, pp.284-293.
F. Alasali, S. Haben, V. Becerra, W. Holderbaum (2018). Day-ahead industrial load forecasting for electric RTG cranes. Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy. 6(2), pp.223-234.
B. Andrews, J. Shippen, M. Armengol, R. Gibbons, W. Holderbaum, et al. A Design Method for FES Bone Health Therapy in SCI. European Journal of Translational Myology. 26(4), pp.297-300.
F. Alasali, S. Haben, V. Becerra, W. Holderbaum (2017). Optimal energy management and MPC strategies for electrified RTG cranes with energy storage systems. Energies. 10(10),
T. Yunusov, MJ. Zangs, W. Holderbaum (2017). Editorial: Control of energy storage. Energies. 10(7),
V. Papaioannou, S. Pietrosanti, W. Holderbaum, VM. Becerra, R. Mayer (2017). Analysis of energy usage for RTG cranes. Energy. 125, pp.337-344.
RC. King, E. Villeneuve, RJ. White, RS. Sherratt, W. Holderbaum, et al. (2017). Application of data fusion techniques and technologies for wearable health monitoring. Medical Engineering and Physics. 42, pp.1-12.
D. Ritzmann, J. Rens, PS. Wright, W. Holderbaum, B. Potter (2017). A Novel Approach to Noninvasive Measurement of Overhead Line Impedance Parameters. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 66(6), pp.1155-1163.
E. Villeneuve, W. Harwin, W. Holderbaum, B. Janko, RS. Sherratt (2017). Reconstruction of angular kinematics from wrist-worn inertial sensor data for smart home healthcare. IEEE Access. 5, pp.2351-2363.
CL. Moorey, W. Holderbaum (2017). A study on the wireless power transfer efficiency of electrically small, perfectly conducting electric and magnetic dipoles. Progress In Electromagnetics Research C. 77, pp.111-121.
D. Ritzmann, PS. Wright, W. Holderbaum, B. Potter (2016). A Method for Accurate Transmission Line Impedance Parameter Estimation. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 65(10), pp.2204-2213.
M. Zangs, P. Adams, T. Yunusov, W. Holderbaum, B. Potter (2016). Distributed Energy Storage Control for Dynamic Load Impact Mitigation. Energies. 9(8), pp.647-647.
E. Villeneuve, W. Harwin, W. Holderbaum, RS. Sherratt, R. White (2016). Signal Quality and Compactness of a Dual-Accelerometer System for Gyro-Free Human Motion Analysis. IEEE Sensors Journal. 16(16), pp.6261-6269.
S. Pietrosanti, W. Holderbaum, VM. Becerra (2016). Modeling Power Flow in a Hoist Motor of a Rubber-Tired Gantry Crane. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. 52(3), pp.2088-2094.
R. Adam, B. Rory, W. Holderbaum, R. Claudiu (2016). On the stability and integration of Hamilton-Poisson systems on so(3)*_. Rendiconti di Matematica, Serie VII. 37(1), pp.1-42.
S. Pietrosanti, W. Holderbaum, V. Becerra (2016). Optimal Power Management Strategy for Energy Storage with Stochastic Loads. Energies. 9(3),
Y. Liu, M. Rowe, W. Holderbaum, B. Potter (2016). A novel battery network modelling using constraint differential evolution algorithm optimisation. Knowledge-Based Systems. 99, pp.10-18.
T. Yunusov, D. Frame, W. Holderbaum, B. Potter (2015). The impact of location and type on the performance of low-voltage network connected battery energy storage systems. Applied Energy. 165, pp.202-213.
C. Moorey, W. Holderbaum, B. Potter (2015). Investigation of High-Efficiency Wireless Power Transfer Criteria of Resonantly-Coupled Loops and Dipoles through Analysis of the Figure of Merit. Energies. 8(10), pp.11342-11362.
MT. Alkowatly, VM. Becerra, W. Holderbaum (2015). Bioinspired Autonomous Visual Vertical Control of a Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 38(2), pp.249-262.
MT. Alkowatly, VM. Becerra, W. Holderbaum (2015). Body-centric modelling, identification, and acceleration tracking control of a quadrotor UAV. International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control. 24(1), pp.29-29.
C. Linton, W. Holderbaum, J. Biggs (2012). Rigid Body Trajectories in Different 6D Spaces. ISRN Mathematical Physics. 2012, pp.1-21.
T. Yunusov, M. Zangs, W. Holderbaum, M. Fila, B. Potter (2017). Online control algorithm for sub-half-hourly operation of LV connected energy storage device owned by DNO. In: CIRED - Open Access Proceedings Journal. Glasgow, UK, 12/6/2017. pp.1342-1346.
T. Yunusov, S. Haben, T. Lee, F. Ziel, W. Holderbaum, et al. (2017). Evaluating the effectiveness of storage control in reducing peak demand on low-voltage feeders. In: CIRED - Open Access Proceedings Journal. Glasgow, UK, 12/6/2017. pp.1745-1749.
Sheffield University, Chemical Engineering, Talk on energy storage on Cranes (2015)
Open University (OU) Mathematics and Physics seminar on Control on Lie Group (2014)
Open University (OU) Seminar on Approximation theory to MsC students (2011)
University of Berlin (TU) Talk on integration of Hamiltonian Systems under closed loop (2008)
University of Maryland USA Talk on Hamiltonian Systems on Lie Group (2008)
University of Reading School of Meteorology Talk on Hamiltonian Systems (2008)
University of Leicester UK Talk on Rehabilitation Engineering (2004)
University of Wisconsin Madison USA (2001) Invited speaker on control theory applied to rehabilitation engineering (cost covered by the University of Wisconsin Madison)
University of Glasgow UK (2001) Talk on Rehabilitation Engineering
Ecole Centrale de Lille France (2000) invited speaker on a talk on Hybrid systems”
I was the conference Chair for the IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications) Conference on Mathematics of Robotics. The conference took place at the University of Oxford on September 9–11, 2015
I have been on the organising committee of International Conferences:
ACC American Control Conference in Montreal 2012 Session Chair (Mechanical Systems)
IASTED Conference Control and Applications 2009 Cambridge, UK, Session Chair (UAV)
CESA/IEEE in Lille 2003 Session Chair
Co-organise special session for the ECC 2001 in Porto on Rehabilitation Engineering.
Organisation and review process: CESA/IEEE 1998 Tunis.
I am an expert reviewer for EPSRC and MRC
I have had a large number of funded projects
I have reviewed on regular basis numbers of EPSRC grant proposal as well as research proposal submitted to MRC
I am a member of the EPSRC Peer Review Associate College. This involved of being part EPSRC peer review panel.Reviewer EPSRC
Journal of "Nonlinear Dynamics & Mobile Robotics". This is a traditional strictly peer-reviewed printed journal. The scientific level of contributions is the only criterion for publication in the journal.
I am member of the Editorial Board of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073, IF: 1.602) which an open access journal publishing related scientific research, technological developments, engineering, and studies in policy and management.
I am Associate Editor, for the IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information which involves choosing reviewers and making final decision for the paper submitted.
I am Associate Editor, for the Springer journal for Nonlinear Dynamics which involves reviewing papers and making final decision for the paper submitted
I am member of the Editorial Board of Global Journal of Engineering Research (Editorial Membership ID: #UK542197)
Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the IEE (Institute of Engineering and Technology)
Nominated in the Who’s Who