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Alan Holloway

Dr Alan Holloway BEng (Hons), PhD, MIET, FHEA

Principal Lecturer & Programme Leader Electrical, Electronic & Control Engineering


Dr Holloway is a member of the Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering (EECE) Subject Group and undertakes research within the University's Centre for Automation and Robotics Research. He completed his PhD in Electronic Sensors in 2005 and after a 2 year period in industry joined the University in 2007 as a researcher and now holds the position of Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader for the EECE subject group. His main teaching focus is in the area of microprocessor/embedded computing and telecommunication systems.
Since returning to academia he has worked on several large scale EU funded projects was co-investigator for the EPSRC funded project REINS. The main area of work has been focused on the bespoke development of electronics and sensor systems for robotics and other electronic control applications. Additionally Dr Holloway is extensively involved with industrial consultancy, academic collaborations, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) and supervision of PhD students in the sensors systems and robotics area.

  • About

    Dr Holloway is an active researcher in the area of electronics and sensor systems for robotics/control applications. A specific interest is the development sensors for machine olfaction (electronic-nose) applications.

    - PhD in Advanced Quartz Crystal Microbalance Techniques Applied to Calixarene Sensing Membranes (SHU 2005);
    - BEng (Hons) Electronic Systems & Information Engineering (SHU 2001).

    Professional institutions:
    - Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET);
    - Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

    Specialist areas of interest:
    - Embedded/microprocessor Systems;
    - Robotics/Control Systems;
    - Sensors for machine olfaction (electronic-nose);
    - Sensor coatings and their applications.

  • Teaching

    Department of Engineering and Mathematics

    Science, Technology and Arts

    Dr Holloway teaches on a number of modules in the area electronics and microprocessor systems at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    Subject Area/Group: Electrical, Electronic & Control Engineering

  • Research

    • Centre for Automation and Robotics Research
    • Materials and Engineering Research Institute

    Current Projects:
    - Innovative composite end effectors for handling lightweight, flexible elastomers (TSB);
    - Engineering For life (EPSRC/SHU).

    Selected Projects:
    - 2011-14: Reins (EPSRC);
    - 2006-10: Guardians (European Union ICT FP6);
    - 2006-09: Viewfinder (European Union ICT FP6).

  • Publications

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