Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Spurgeon, S., Goh, K., & Jones, B. (2002, July). An Application of Higher Order Sliding Modes to the Control of a Diesel Generator Set (GENSET). Presented at 7th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems
Diesel engines have become a common source of power, both for vehicles and for static equipment because they are fuel efficient, robust and reliable. It is important that dies...
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2012, April). Sensor design for cancer tissue diagnostics. Paper presented at SPIE Photonics Europe
In this paper, the design of a metamaterial-based sensor, operating in the mid-infrared frequency range, is proposed. The sensor consists of a planar array of complementary ci...
La Spada, L., Spooner, C., Haq, S., & Hao, Y. (2019). Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for Surface Wave Manipulation. Scientific Reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36451-8
Artificial sheet materials, known as MetaSurfaces, have been applied to fully control both space and surface waves due to their exceptional abilities to dynamically tailor wav...
Scottish Funding Council
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This project involves the research and development of novel systems to recover and re-distribute energy in food processing
and manufacturing premises, especially where there are demands for refrigerat...
La Spada, L. (2019). Metasurfaces for Advanced Sensing and Diagnostics. Sensors, 19(2), 355. doi:10.3390/s19020355
Interest in sensors and their applications is rapidly evolving, mainly driven by the huge demand of technologies whose ultimate purpose is to improve and enhance health and sa...
Vedreño Santos, F., Odavic, M., Guan, Y., Azar, Z., Thomas, A., Li, G., & Zhu, Z. (2017). Design considerations for high-power converters interfacing 10 MW superconducting wind power generators. IET Power Electronics, 10(12), (1461-1467). doi:10.1049/iet-pel.2016.0512. ISSN 1755-4543
The design of power electronic converters for the integration of wind generated power into the grid is more and more important due to a new class of Superconducting Generators...
Mokhtar, M., Burns, S., Ross, D. & Hunt, I. (2017). Exploring multi-objective trade-offs in the design space of a waste heat recovery system. Applied Energy. 195, 114-124. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.03.030. ISSN 0306-2619
A waste heat recovery system (WHRS) is used to capture waste heat released from an industrial process, and transform the heat into reusable energy. In practice, it can be diff...
Iovine, R., La Spada, L., Tarparelli, R., & Vegni, L. (2014). Spectral Green's Function for SPR Meta-Structures. Materials Science Forum, 792, 110-114. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/msf.792.110
In this paper we propose a new approach to study the electromagnetic field in Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) meta-structures. The geometry is a planar structure infinitely ex...
Iovine, R., Spada, L. L., & Vegni, L. (2014). Optical Properties of Modified Nanorod Particles for Biomedical Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 50(2), 169-172. doi:10.1109/tmag.2013.2284552
In this paper, an analytical and numerical investigation for modified gold nanorod particles, operating in the visible and in the infrared regime is proposed. The modified par...
Iovine, R., La Spada, L., & Vegni, L. (2013). Nanoparticle device for biomedical and optoelectronics applications. COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 32(5), 1596-1608. doi:10.1108/compel-03-2013-0105
In this contribution, the aim is to present a nanoparticle device, operating in the visible regime based on the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) phenomenon.
Spada, L. L., Iovine, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Electromagnetic modeling of ellipsoidal nanoparticles for sensing applications. Optical Engineering, 52(5), 051205. doi:10.1117/1.oe.52.5.051205
We present a new analytical study of metallic nanoparticles, working in the infrared and visible frequency range. The structure consists of triaxial ellipsoidal resonating inc...
Iovine, R., Spada, L. L., & Vegni, L. (2013). Modified Bow-Tie Nanoparticles Operating in the Visible and Near Infrared Frequency Regime. Advances in nanoparticles, 02(01), 21-27. doi:10.4236/anp.2013.21005
In this contribution electromagnetic properties of traditional and modified bow-tie nanoparticles are investigated. The modified bow-tie particles consist of a pair of opposin...
Spada, L. L., Iovine, R., & Vegni, L. (2012). Nanoparticle Electromagnetic Properties for Sensing Applications. Advances in nanoparticles, 01(02), 9-14. doi:10.4236/anp.2012.12002
Nanoparticles play a crucial role in biomedical and sensing applications. In this paper the design of non-spherical gold nanoparticles, operating in the near infrared and visi...
La Spada, L., Bilotti, F., & Vegni, L. (2011). Metamaterial-based Sensor Design Working in Infrared Frequency Range. Progress in electromagnetics research B. Pier B, 34, 205-223. doi:10.2528/pierb11060303
In this paper, we propose the design of high sensitivity and selectivity metamaterial-based biosensors operating in the THz regime. The proposed sensors consist of planar arra...
Khan, M. K., Goh, K., & Spurgeon, S. K. (2003). Second Order Sliding Mode Control of a Diesel Engine. Asian Journal of Control, 5(4), 614-619. doi:10.1111/j.1934-6093.2003.tb00177.x
A 2nd order sliding mode algorithm is applied to control the speed of a diesel power generator set. Tuning guidelines are given. The robustness of the controller is investigat...
Jones, N., Pont, M., Spurgeon, S., Goh, K., Parikh, C., Lim, C., & Twiddle, J. (2000). Aspects of diagnostic schemes for biomedical and engineering systems. IEE proceedings. Science, measurement and technology, 147(6), 357-362. doi:10.1049/ip-smt:20000859
The paper considers aspects of work carried out on projects in medical diagnostics and engineering fault detection and control, and shows the development of some ideas in sign...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...