Professor Gordon Dobie

Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Personal statement

Professor G. Dobie is based in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. He received his MEng in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and a PhD in the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering developing a reconfigurable non-contact inspection system.

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Using phased array ultrasound to localize probes during the inspection of welds
Gilmour Adam, Ulrichsen Alexander, Jackson William, Tabatabaeipour Morteza, Dobie Gordon, MacLeod Charles N, Murray Paul, Karkera Benjamin
IEEE Open Journal of Instrumentation and Control (2023)
Threshold-based BRISQUE-assisted deep learning for enhancing crack detection in concrete structures
Pennada Sanjeetha, Perry Marcus, McAlorum Jack, Dow Hamish, Dobie Gordon
Journal of Imaging Vol 9 (2023)
Considerations for process to part inspection for flexible manufacturing NDT
Pierce Gareth, Mohseni Ehsan, Wathavana Vithanage Randika Kosala, Poole Alastair, Hifi Amine, Shields Matthew, Vasilev Momchil, Loukas Charalampos, MacLeod Charles Norman, Dobie Gordon, O'Brien-O'Reilly Janet, Munro Gavin, O'Hare Tom, Grosser Michael, Oakley Alan
60th Annual British Conference on NDT (2023)
Robotic ultrasonic inspection of large and complex structural assets
Gilmour Adam, Tabatabaeipour Morteza, McMillan Ross, Tzaferis Konstantinos, Hampson Rory, Jackson William, Zhang Dayi, Lawley Alistair, Mohamed Aasim, MacLeod Charles, Gachagan Anthony, Pierce Stephen G, Dobie Gordon
Structural Health Monitoring 2023 14th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, pp. 2143-2150 (2023)
Ultrasound B-scan defect detection in carbon fibre-reinforced plastic composites with NDT machine learning algorithms
Tunukovic Vedran, McKnight Shaun, Pyle Richard, Wang Zhiming, Mohseni Ehsan, Pierce Gareth, Dobie Gordon, Wathavana Vithanage Randika Kosala, MacLeod Charles Norman, O'Hare Tom, Cochran Sandy
60th Annual British Conference on NDT (2023)
Steady state physical modelling for optimizing capacitive tactile sensors thermal sensitivity
Hampson Rory, Dobie Gordon
IEEE Sensors Journal (2023)

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Mobile Robotics and Microcontrollers

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Research Interests

His primary research interests include ultrasonics, NDE, automation, robotics, signal processing, computer vision and embedded systems. His current work in CUE focuses on:

Automated inspection

Automated analysis 


Professional Activities

Towards Flexible and Automated Robotic Multi-Pass Arc Welding
Enhanced Video-Level Anomaly Feature Detection for Nuclear Power Plant Component Inspections Using the Latency Mechanism
A study of the accuracy and repeatability of mobile collaborative robots for non-destructive evaluations
Automated Inspection Research Developments for Full Lifecycle Inspection
The National Robotarium
Visiting researcher
Sensor Enabled Automation

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DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Macleod, James
MacLeod, Charles Norman (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator) Macleod, James (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2027
Fusing a future from Glasgow’s proud heritage: Schedule Guaranteed High-Integrity Structures for a Secure, Safe and Resilient Transition to Net Zero (Innovation Accelerator)
MacLeod, Charles Norman (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator) Fitzpatrick, Stephen (Co-investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Javadi, Yashar (Co-investigator) Mohseni, Ehsan (Co-investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator) Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Co-investigator) Tant, Katherine Margaret Mary (Co-investigator) Wathavana Vithanage, Randika Kosala (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2025
Integration of High Frequency Tactile Event Measurement into Tactile Gloves for Human-Machine Interaction and Ergonomic Testing
Dobie, Gordon (Principal Investigator)
10-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
KTP - Cokebusters Ltd. Development of mobile acoustic technologies for the detection of corrosion and degradation of in process piping/pipelines.
Dobie, Gordon (Principal Investigator) Mohseni, Ehsan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2025
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Agnew, William
MacLeod, Charles Norman (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator) Agnew, William (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
Adaptive Path Planning and Visual Navigation of Autonomous Inspection Robots in Challenging Environments
Yang, Erfu (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator) Jiang, Meiling (Researcher)
This project aims to fundamentally investigate the novel adaptive path planning and visual navigation of robots (such as an industrial robot manipulator, Cobot, UAV etc.) for autonomous inspection by enabling holistic control and interactions of robots in complex, dynamic and changing environments such that safety and interaction of nearby humans/operators/other objects etc. can be maintained while the inspection tasks are taking place. At the same time, the efficiency and flexibility of the inspection process is also achieved when process variations or environmental changes take place.
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025

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Professor Gordon Dobie
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Tel: 548 2463