Best Presentation Prize Awarded at 2015 PhD Showcase

There was a total of 25 entries from 15 universities for the PhD Showcase, which was held on 24 November 2015. Click here to see the programme and presentations.

Rucha Sawlekar
The winner of the prize, awarded for quality of presentation, content and delivery, went to Rucha Sawlekar, University of Warwick, for her presentation entitled ‘Implementing Nonlinear Systems Using Nucleic Acids’.

Two runner-up prizes were also awarded:
Cyrus Mostajeran
Theory: Cyrus Mostajeran, University of Cambridge, ‘Invariant Differential Analysis’.

Bulat Khusainov
Application: Bulat Khusainov, Imperial College London, ‘Optimal Co-design of FPGA Implementations for MPC’.

UKACC Day, 24 November 2015

etc.venues, Liverpool St – Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ

  • 10.00pm: UKACC Executive Committee Meeting.
  • 12.00pm: UKACC AGM. Committee plus any additional representatives of member bodies are welcome.
  • 13.00pm: Lunch.
  • 14.00pm PhD Presentation Showcase.
  • 18.00 for 18.30: UKACC/IET Tustin Lecture will be given by Professor David Limebeer, University of Oxford, and will be on reducing lap times and fuel consumption in F1 via optimal control of hybrid power trains. Followed by evening reception.  You must register for the lecture/reception using this registration form.

Please let know if you are coming to the lunch or PhD Presentation Showcase if you are not a committee member or presenting on the day.

Further details: UKACC Day 2015 flyer

PhD students:  please see the presenter instructions and download the template. Deadline for submission of your presentation is Monday, 16 November.

IEEE/InstMC Automotive Mechatronics Workshop

Cranfield, Fri 28 November 2014

Presentations on topics of interest to automotive engineers: mechatronic components, advanced control techniques, automotive control applications and software implementations. This will be followed in the evening by a guest lecture.  You can find out more at

If you wish to attend, please email Daniel Auger

Best Presentation Prize Awarded at PhD Showcase

The winner of the prize, awarded for quality of presentation, content, and delivery, went to Sandira Gayadeen, University of Oxford, for her presentation entitled ‘Synchrotron Electron Beam Control’.  The judges felt that this was a great piece of research clearly explained in the 4 minutes allowed. She beat off stiff competition from 26 other presenters representing 11 Universities.

Three runners-up, highly commended for their presentations were

Kaoru Yamamoto,University of Cambridge: Bounded Disturbance Amplification in Mass Chains

Can Du, University of Bath: Variable Supply Pressure Electro-hydraulic System for Efficient Multi-axis Motion Control

James Trollope, Coventry University: Ethical pre-emptive decision making algorithm inspired by altruism for controlled energy absorption

Programme and presentations can be found under the ‘Events’ menu.

UKACC Day, 23rd October 2014

Royal Society, Carlton Terrace, London

1.00pm   Lunch

2.00pm   PhD Presentation Showcase

6.00 for 6.30pm   UKACC/InstMC Thomson Lecture: ‘From Measurement to Mathematics’ presented by Professor Marcus du Sautoy.  Followed by evening reception.  You must register for the Lecture/Reception using this registration form

Further details:  UKACC Day

PhD students:  please download Presenter Instructions and Template. Deadline for submission of your presentation is Friday 17th October.

We encourage guests from industry to attend the PhD showcase.  Please let us know you are coming at