School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Muhammad Afzal

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PhD Research Student

Muhammad is studying for a PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering focusing on Railway Systems.

Current railway systems, in terms of both vehicles and infrastructure, are still fundamentally based on 200 year old mechanical principles for guidance and stability. Benefits seen in new technological applications of control, autonomy and artificial intelligence in aerospace and automobiles offer a vision of mechatronic solutions in railways that can stabilise and automate this highly complex system. The Control Systems Group at Loughborough University aims to demonstrate this concept to revolutionise the design, development and operation of railways. To recognised practical implications of this futuristic vision, this study will focus on novel control methodologies for autonomous self-guided railway systems.

Athena Swan Bronze award

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The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Loughborough University
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