Professor Anthony Gachagan

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Prof Gachagan has been Director of the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering (CUE) since October 2010. This research Centre comprises approximately 55 staff and students and has a current funding portfolio of in excess of £5M. Prof Gachagan has line management responsibilities for all CUE personnel, reporting directly to the Departmental Head of Department. Interestingly, the research portfolio within CUE is diverse, with Electronic and Mechanical Engineers, Physicists, Mathematicians, Polymer Scientists and Biologists involved in the research teams. The research portfolio of the Centre has expanded in recent years, with robotics, metrology, bioacoustics and high power ultrasound building on the traditional fields of NDE and Sonar. Prof Gachagan has been directly involved in all of these areas and it is his interest in a broad, diverse range of scientific and engineering topics coupled with his strategic leadership that has seen CUE strengthen in terms of international profile, industrial engagement and funding profile.

Prof Gachagan is the Academic Chair and a member of the Management Board of RCNDE. He is also a member of both the Technical and Scottish Branch Committees of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT). Within Strathclyde, he is the Deputy Head of Department for EEE, EEE Research Director and sits on the departmental Departmental Strategy Advisory Group and Departmental Executive Team.

 

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Ultrasonic transducer and transducer array design
    • Application of ultrasonic monitoring techniques to NDE, Sonar, Industrial Process Control
    • Design of bespoke high power ultrasound reactors
    • Application of high power ultrasound in Sonochemistry
    • Array signal processing
    • Air-coupled NDE
    • Robotics and Automation

Prizes and awards

The BINDT Annual Conference Award
Recipient
5/9/2019

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Qualifications

  • PG Cert in Advanced Academic Studies, Strathclyde, 2009
  • PhD entitled "An evaluation of 1-3 connectivity compoiste transducers for air-coupled ultrasonic applications", Strathclyde, 1996
  • BSc Electronic and Microprocessor Engineering, Strathclyde, 1985

Publications

Application of ultrasonic guided waves to robotic occupancy grid mapping
Tabatabaeipour Morteza, Trushkevych Oksana, Dobie Gordon, Edwards Rachel S, McMillan Ross, MacLeod Charles, O'Leary Richard, Dixon Steven, Gachagan Anthony, Pierce Stephen G
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (2021)
A cost-function driven adaptive welding framework for multi-pass robotic welding
Loukas Charalampos, Williams Veronica, Jones Richard, Vasilev Momchil, MacLeod Charles Norman, Dobie Gordon, Sibson Jim, Pierce Gareth, Gachagan Anthony
Journal of Manufacturing Processes Vol 67, pp. 545-561 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2021.05.004
Non-contact in-process ultrasonic screening of thin fusion welded joints
Vasilev Momchil, MacLeod Charles, Galbraith Walter, Javadi Yashar, Foster Euan, Dobie Gordon, Pierce Gareth, Gachagan Anthony
Journal of Manufacturing Processes Vol 64, pp. 445-454 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2021.01.033
Feed forward control of welding process parameters through on-line ultrasonic thickness measurement
Vasilev Momchil, MacLeod Charles, Javadi Yashar, Pierce Gareth, Gachagan Anthony
Journal of Manufacturing Processes Vol 64, pp. 576-584 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2021.02.005
High-temperature in-process inspection followed by 96-h robotic inspection of intentionally manufactured hydrogen crack in multi-pass robotic welding
Javadi Yashar, Mohseni Ehsan, MacLeod Charles N, Lines David, Vasilev Momchil, Mineo Carmelo, Pierce Stephen G, Gachagan Anthony
International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping Vol 189 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpvp.2020.104288
Model-assisted ultrasonic calibration using intentionally embedded defects for in-process weld inspection
Mohseni Ehsan, Javadi Yashar, Sweeney Nina E, Lines David, MacLeod Charles N, Vithanage Randika KW, Qiu Zhen, Vasilev Momchil, Mineo Carmelo, Lukacs Peter, Foster Euan, Pierce S Gareth, Gachagan Anthony
Materials and Design Vol 198 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2020.109330

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Teaching

Prof Gachagan is involved with the delivery of Analogue Electronics modules to 3rd (EE315) and 4th (EE468) year EEE/CES/EME students. These modules focus on amplifier design using transistors and cover amplifier design, biaising considerations, frequency response and noise characteristics. In addition, he delivers a Project Management module (EE318) to 3rd year EEE/CES students.

Research interests

Prof Anthony Gachagan's specific research interests encompass ultrasonic transducers and arrays, power ultrasound, robotics and automation, industrial process control, bioacoustics, thermosonics and the application of coded excitation techniques. His research activities involve both national and international collaboration with academia and industry. His research activities encompass the following thematic sectors:

  • Non-Destructive Evaluation and Condition Monitoring
  • Sensors for Process Control
  • Health Technologies
  • Process Intensification
  • Pressure Field Mapping
  • Ultrasonic Transduction

Professional activities

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Participant
22/10/2019
Correction of B-Scan Distortion for OptimumUltrasonic Imaging of Back Walls with ComplexGeometries
Contributor
15/10/2019
IEEE international ultrasound symposium (IUS) 2019
Contributor
6/10/2019
External Examiner
Examiner
2/9/2019
ANRC International Showcase
Participant
9/5/2019
2019 Innovation Showcase: Nuclear Asset Management and Industrial Informatics
Participant
9/5/2019

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Projects

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)-New Organisation Engagement
Mohseni, Ehsan (Principal Investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Co-investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator)
"Automated non-destructive testing of high value additive manufactured components": The IAA application is geared towards how to commercialise the in-process NDT technology (ultrasonic and electromagnetic approaches).
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021
BH As-Clad Bond Integrity V1
MacLeod, Charles Norman (Principal Investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Javadi, Yashar (Co-investigator) Lines, David (Co-investigator) Mohseni, Ehsan (Co-investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator) Wathavana Vithanage, Randika Kosala (Co-investigator)
02-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2022
EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding
Qiu, Zhen (Principal Investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Academic) O'Leary, Richard (Academic) Gachagan, Anthony (Principal Investigator) Stevenson, Tim (Principal Investigator)
High Temperature Ultrasonic Imaging Transducer for In-Process Inspection
15-Jan-2020 - 15-Jan-2021
OGIC - Arrow
Dobie, Gordon (Principal Investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2020
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE)
Gachagan, Anthony (Principal Investigator) Mulholland, Anthony (Co-investigator) Windmill, James (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2027
EPSRC 2018 ICase for A Poole | Poole, Alastair
Pierce, Gareth (Principal Investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Poole, Alastair (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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