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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

Publications

A transdimensional Bayesian approach to ultrasonic travel-time tomography for non-destructive testing
Tant K M M, Galetti E, Mulholland A J, Curtis A, Gachagan A
Inverse Problems Vol 34, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6420/aaca8f
Wavelet analysis of poorly-focused ultrasonic signal of pressure tube inspection in nuclear industry
Zhao Huan, Gachagan Anthony, Dobie Gordon, Lardner Timothy
44th Annual Rview of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5031628
Data-driven analysis of ultrasonic inspection data of pressure tubes
Zacharis Panagiotis, West Graeme, Dobie Gordon, Lardner Timothy, Gachagan Anthony
Nuclear Applications, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2017.1421803
Investigation of fundamental ultrasonic propagation characteristics in NDT of electron beam melting additive manufactured samples
Tofeldt O, Pierce SG, Smillie G, Kerr William, Flockhart GMH, Macleod CN, Blue R, Gachagan A, Stratoudaki T, Andersson J, McMahon D
12th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, (2018)
Application of the factorisation method to limited aperture ultrasonic phased array data
Tant Katherine M. M., Mulholland Anthony J., Gachagan Anthony
Acta Acustica United with Acustica Vol 103, pp. 954-966, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.3813/AAA.919125
Linear ultrasonic array incorporating a Cantor Set fractal element configuration
Fang H., Qiu Z., O'Leary R. L., Gachagan A., Mulholland A. J.
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2017, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092280

more publications

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

BINDT (External organisation)
Chair
4/2016
Joined-Up Approach Seminar
Participant
28/1/2016
PhD Viva for Ignacio Maria Garcia De Carellan Esteban-Infantes
External Examiner
2016
Social Mobility Foundation
Visiting lecturer
10/2015
Joined-Up Approach Seminar
Participant
29/1/2015
NDA Research Seminar
Participant
14/1/2015

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Projects

Automated delivery of non-contact NDE sensors
Dobie, Gordon (Principal Investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Co-investigator) Pierce, Stephen (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2018 - 31-Mar-2020
Acoustic Based Characterisation of arc fusion process control parameters
MacLeod, Charles Norman (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Mulholland, Anthony (Co-investigator) Pierce, Stephen (Co-investigator) Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Co-investigator) Tant, Katherine Margaret Mary (Co-investigator)
Period 02-Apr-2018 - 30-Mar-2020
ANRC 001 Ext Automated Classification and Sizing of Pressure Tube Defects Phase IV - GATED - YEAR 1 ONLY
West, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2018
ANRC 015 Small-Bore pipe Ultrasonic Inspection Technology and Examination (SUITE) - GATED 18 months
Gachagan, Anthony (Principal Investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2018 - 31-Jul-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Morrison, Laura
O'Leary, Richard (Principal Investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Morrison, Laura (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Apr-2021
AFRC_DIRF_700
Pierce, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Ion, William (Co-investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Co-investigator) Mineo, Carmelo (Co-investigator) Ridgway, Keith (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2017 - 30-Jun-2019

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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