Prof. Tariq Sattar

Tariq Sattar

TWI Chair and Director of the London South Bank Innovation Centre

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    Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor Tariq Sattar's specialist areas include:

  • Control engineering
  • Robotics and Non-Destructive Testing
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics engineering

He leads the teaching in Mechatronics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the School.

Tariq leads LSBU's Automated and Robotic Non-destructive Testing research, which has been at the forefront of the development of robotic Non Destructive Testing (NDT). Its work has won seven awards for industrial innovation from the Industrial Robot International Journal and the conference on Climbing and Walking Robots & their Supporting Technologies (CLAWAR). Its research was selected in 2010 by the Royal Society for their 350th anniversary celebrations and in 2011 by the Royal Academy of Engineering for the Big Bang Engineering Fair at the ICC Excel Centre in London.

Tariq was born in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to the UK to complete undergraduate study in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with postgraduate research into Adaptive Control Systems. In the past he has served as the Head of the Department of Electrical, Computer and Communications Engineering for three years.

He has led the development of twelve wall-climbing and submersible mobile robots for a variety of usages including:

  • the internal and in-service inspection of the walls and floors of oil and petrochemical storage tanks (ROBTANK) and tanks for floating production storage of oil (FPSO);
  • the inspection of fuselage and wings of aircraft for loose rivets and cracks (ROBAIR), the inspection of nozzle welds on the internal walls of nuclear pressure vessels (RIMINI);
  • NDT wall climbing robots (CROCELLS);
  • the inspection of wind turbine blades (CONCEPTS).

Tariq's research has been reported in invited book chapters for the American Society for Non-destructive Testing (ASNT) and the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, keynote conference speeches and in journal papers.

Most recent publications

Anvo, R and Sattar, TP and Gan, T-H and Pinson, I Non-Destructive Testing Robots (NDTBOTS) for In-service Storage Tank Inspection. Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation,

Khan, A and Memon, S and Sattar, TP Analysing integrated renewable energy and smart-grid systems to improve voltage quality and harmonic distortion losses at electric-vehicle charging stations. IEEE Access, DOI 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2830187

Anvo, R and Sattar, TP and Gan, T and Pinson, I NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING ROBOTS (NDTBOTS) FOR IN-SERVICE STORAGE TANK INSPECTION. In: Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR), 11 September 2017 - 13 September 2017, Porto Polytechnic Portugal.

Sattar, TP Plenary keynote: Monitoring Safety Critical Infrastructure with Mobile Robots. In: 20th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 11 September 2017 - 13 September 2017, Porto, Portugal.

Li, T and Sun, S and Corchado, JM and Sattar, TP and Si, S Numerical fitting-based likelihood calculation to speed up the particle filter. International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 30. 1583-1602. DOI 10.1002/acs.2656

Sattar, TP and Hilton, P and Howlader, MOF Deployment of laser cutting head with wall climbing robot for nuclear decommissioning. In: 19th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2016), 12 Sep 2016 - 14 Sep 2016, London.

Sattar, TP and howlader, MOF and Dudley-McEvoy, S Development of a Wall Climbing Robotic Ground Penetrating Radar System for Inspection of Vertical Concrete Structures. International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering, 10. 1346-1352.

Howlader, MOF and Sattar, TP Miniaturization of Dipole Antenna for Low Frequency Ground Penetrating Radar. Progress In Electromagnetics Research C (PIER C), 61. 161-170. DOI 10.2528/pierc15103004

Howlader, MOF and Sattar, TP Design and Optimization of Permanent Magnet Based Adhesion Module for Robots Climbing on Reinforced Concrete Surfaces. In: Intelligent Systems and Applications: Extended and Selected Results from the SAI Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2015. Springer, pp. 153-171. ISBN 978-3-319-33384-7 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-33386-1

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