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

Principal Lecturer & Programme Leader Electrical, Electronic & Control Engineering


Summary

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.

Education:
- 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

Business, Technology and Enterprise

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

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

Journal articles

Daw, W., Kingshott, R.N., Saatchi, R., Burke, D., Evans, R., Holloway, A.F., ... Elphick, H.E. (2020). A Novel, Contactless, Portable “Spot-Check” Device Accurately Measures Respiratory Rate. Journal of Medical Devices. http://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046923

Al-Jawdah, A., Nabok, A., Jarrah, R., Holloway, A., Tsargorodska, A., Takacs, E., & Szekacs, A. (2018). Mycotoxin biosensor based on optical planar waveguide. Toxins, 10 (7), 272. http://doi.org/10.3390/toxins10070272

Daw, W., Kingshott, R., Saatchi, R., Burke, D., Holloway, A., Travis, J., ... Elphick, H. (2016). Medical Devices for Measuring Respiratory Rate in Children: a Review. Journal of Advances in Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 3, 21-27. http://doi.org/10.15379/2409-3394.2016.03.01.04

Holloway, A.F., Nabok, A., Hashim, J., & Penders, J. (2010). The use of calixarene thin films in the sensor array for VOCs detection and olefactory navigation. Sensors and transducers, 113 (2), 71-81. http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/DIGEST/Editorial_board.htm

Nabok, A.V., Tsargorodskaya, A., Holloway, A., Starodub, N.F., & Demchenko, A. (2007). Specific binding of large aggregates of amphiphilic molecules to the respective antibodies. Langmuir, 23 (16), 8485-8490. http://doi.org/10.1021/la700414z

Nabok, A.V., Tsargorodskaya, A., Holloway, A., Starodub, N.F., & Gojster, O. (2007). Registration of T-2 mycotoxin with total internal reflection ellipsometry and QCM impedance methods. Biochemical and Biomolecular Sensing, 22 (6), 885-890. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2006.03.010

Holloway, A.R., Nabok, A.V., Thompson, M., Ray, A.K., & Wilkop, T. (2004). Impedance analysis of the thickness shear mode resonator for organic vapour sensing. Sensors and Actuators B Chemical, 99 (2-3), 355-360. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2003.12.002

Holloway, A., Nabok, A.V., Thompson, M., Ray, A.K., Crowther, D., & Siddiqi, J. (2003). New method of vapour discrimination using the thickness shear mode (TSM) resonator. Sensors, 3 (6), 187-191. http://www.mdpi.org/sensors/papers/s30600187.pdf

Conference papers

Kalashnikov, A., Holloway, A., & Elyounsi, A. (2020). Student sensor lab at home: safe repurposing of your gadgets. Engineering proceedings. http://doi.org/10.3390/ecsa-7-08268

Hamid, A., Holloway, A., Hassan, A., & Nabok, A. (2017). Investigation and analysis of zinc phthalocyanine films for resonant gas sensor applications. Procedia engineering, 168, 259-263. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.11.183

Elyounnss, M., Holloway, A., Penders, J., & Alboul, L. (2016). Development of an intelligent robotic rein for haptic control and interaction with mobile machines. In Alboul, L., Damian, D., & Aitken, J.M. (Eds.) Towards autonomous robotic systems, 17th Annual Conference, TAROS 2016, Sheffield, UK, June 26--July 1, 2016, Proceedings, (pp. 111-115). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40379-3_11

Hamid, A., Holloway, A., Hassan, A., & Nabok, A. (2016). Investigation of Zinc phthalocyanine films for QCM sensing applications. SENSORS, 2015 IEEE. http://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2015.7370405

Holloway, A., Nabok, A.V., Thompson, M., Siddiqi, J., Ray, A.K., & Bliznyuk, V. (2004). Discriminative sensing of volatile organic solvents. Comparative analysis using different QCM techniques. In IEEE Sensors 2004 Conference, Vienna, Austria, 24 October 2004 - 27 October 2004.

Nabok, A.V., Tsargorodskaya, A., Holloway, A., Starodub, N.F., Demchenko, A., & Gojster, O. (2004). Registration of low molecular weight environmental toxins with total internal reflection ellipsometry. In IEEE Sensors 2004 Conference, Vienna, Austria, 24 October 2004 - 27 October 2004.

Theses / Dissertations

Elyounnss, M. (2019). Development of an Intelligent Robotic Rein for HapticInteraction with Mobile Machines. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Holloway, A. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00219

Elyounnss, M. (2019). Development of an Intelligent Robotic Rein for HapticInteraction with Mobile Machines. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Holloway, A. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00219

Hamid, A.S.S. (2017). Investigation of sensing membranes for QCM devices in gas sensing applications. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Holloway, A. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00161

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