Vacancy: Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University

A vacancy has arisen Lancaster University for a Senior Research Associate in Condition Monitoring and Control.

The successful candidate will join a team working on the EPSRC funded (£1.5 mil) Autonomous Inspection for Responsive and Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Manufacture (AIRS-NFM) project.

The project aims to determine whether the manufacture of nuclear fuel can be rendered responsive, using gamma-ray spectrometry, responsive high-resolution imaging and digital twinning, to reduce waste, disruption, energy consumption and to increase the efficiency, resilience and sustainability of nuclear fuel production. The position is focussed on data-driven, adaptive condition monitoring and control using machine learning.

June 2021 IFAC Newsletter

The June 2021 IFAC Newsletter can be downloaded from the IFAC website:

Contents in this issue:

  • Who’s Who in IFAC: TB Vice-Chairs A. Astolfi (UK) & K. Janschek (DE) (including VC reports)
  • IFAC President’s Column 
  • Best Practices for Industry Involvement in IFAC Events Now Released 
  • From the IFAC Blog: The Prince and I(FAC)
  • Transitions: Tibor Vamos
  • Education Survey
  • Forthcoming IFAC Technical Events


The IFAC Industry Committee announces a series of INDUSTRY CONNECT webinars. 

The first in the series, “The Impact of Control Research on Industrial Innovation: What would it take to make it happen?” is a 60-minute panel discussion and will take a close look at a framework to close the gap between fundamental control research and practice towards catalyzing technology innovation. The discussion will address drivers for innovation, limitations encountered in practice, and potential research directions based on requirements collected from different industry sectors.

The panelists will be: Hans Aalto, Finn Ankersen, Silvia Mastellone, Iven Mareels, and Alex van Delft, moderated by Moncef Chioua.

15 June 2021, 13:00 BST (14:00 CEST, 08:00 EDT). The webinar is free and open to all. Registration is required.


We are pleased to announce that following the cancellation in 2020 due to the global pandemic, the 13th UKACC International Conference on Control will be held on 20 – 22 April 2022, at the University of Plymouth.

Important Dates:

30/09/21Deadline for Full Paper (6 pages) & Extended Abstract (2 pages)
15/01/22Review Results
15/02/22Final Paper Submission
01/03/22Early Bird Registration
01/04/22Final Registration

Special Session Proposals:  

Proposals should be submitted on one A4 page to the conference email address: It must include the title, a brief outline, name, and affiliation of the organiser(s).  

Exhibition and Sponsorship:

Organisations wishing to exhibit their control-related works/books/articles are invited to contact the organising committee through email to discuss the terms and necessary arrangements.  

Click here for conference website

13th UKACC International Conference on Control

The 13th UKACC International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2020) will be held from 6-8 July 2020 in Plymouth, UK.

CONTROL 2020 will focus in core areas of control systems and how it applies to the real world. It will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners from diverse fields with the purpose of exploring the interactions as well practical aspects of control systems engineering.

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Due:          1 March 2020
Acceptance Notification:        31 March 2020
Camera Ready Submission:   15 April 2020

Click here for paper submission through PaperPlaza 
Click here for conference Website 

PhD Showcase Winners 2019

Congratulations to Alison Ponche and Raheeg Alamin for the best and runner up poster and Huaya Duan and Suleiman Kurawa for the best and runner up presentation, respectively, at the UKACC PhD Showcase which took place at Advances in Process Automation and Control 2019 in Manchester.

The presenters and judging panel. Well done all!
18 November 2019