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Professor Craig Michie

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I re-joined the University in 2006 after a period in industry and I am currently Reader in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Course Advisor for EEE fourth and fith year.

I received a BSc in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 1983 and after a year working for the BBC in Broadcasting House London I returned to do a PhD in Coherent Optical Communications. Following this I had my first spell at Strathclyde researching into optical sensor systems for structural monitoring. I became Senior Research fellow in 1991 and joined the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre in 1998.

I left the department during 2001-2004 when I worked as a Senior Engineer at Kamelian Limited, a start-up company in the telecommunication area making semiconductor optical amplifiers. Following this I went to Scottish Enterprise to take a post as a Senior Manager supporting the delivery of  the Intermediate Technology Institute ‘ITI Techmedia’.

In  2006 I came back to Strathclyde and continued to work on optical fibre communications technologies. At that time I also began also to develop a research expertise in wireless sensor technology for asset monitoring. Almost all of my research activity is now in this area with a particular emphasis on animal health monitoring. A few years ago we started a spin out company in this area. Now known as, SilentHerdsman Ltd., which makes neck mounted activity collars for cattle. The collars monitor cow movements and send alerts to enable farmers to inseminate the cattle at the optimum time, hence optimising milk yield. 

Publications

Image analysis framework with focus evaluation for in situ characterisation of particle size and shape attributes
Cardona Javier, Ferreira Carla, McGinty John, Hamilton Andrew, Agimelen Okpeafoh S., Cleary Alison, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Marshall Stephen, Chen Yi-Chieh, Sefcik Jan, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
Chemical Engineering Science Vol 191, pp. 208-231, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2018.06.067
Multi-sensor inline measurements of crystal size and shape distributions during high shear wet milling of crystal slurries
Agimelen Okpeafoh S., Svoboda Vaclav, Ahmed Bilal, Cardona Amengual Javier, Dziewierz Jerzy, Brown Cameron J., McGlone Thomas, Cleary Alison, Tachtatzis Christos, Michie Craig, Florence Alastair J., Andonovic Ivan, Mulholland Anthony J., Sefcik Jan
Advanced Powder Technology, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2018.09.003
The role of in-line image analysis in the transition to continuous manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry
Cardona Javier, Ferreira Carla, Svoboda Vaclav, Ahmed Bilal, McGinty John, Agimelen Okpeafoh S., Hamilton Andrew, Cleary Alison, Atkinson Robert, Michie Craig, Marshall Stephen, Florence Alastair J., Chen Yi-Chieh, Sefcik Jan, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
International Conference on Manufacturing Research, (2018)
In-line monitoring of particle size and shape from image-based measurements
Cardona J., Ferreira C., McGinty J., Hamilton A., Agimelen O.S., Cleary A., Chen Y.C., Sefcik J., Michie C., Atkinson R., Andonovic I., Tachtatzis C.
ISIC20, (2017)
Enabling digitisation of continuous manufacturing processes : the role of image analysis
Cardona Javier, Ferreira Carla Sofia, McGinty John, Hamilton Andrew, Agimelen Okpeafoh, Cleary Alison, Chen Yi-Chieh, Sefcik Jan, Michie Walter, Atkinson Robert, Andonovic Ivan, Tachtatzis Christos
Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age Conference 2017, (2017)
Wireless MEMS sensors for precision farming
Michie C, Andonovic I, Tachtatzis C, Davison C, Konka J
Wireless MEMS Networks and ApplicationsWoodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials, (2016)

more publications

Teaching

My teaching activities are aligned closely to my research experience and presently I teach several classes:

EE473 Photonic Systems - including optical communications technologies and systems

EM310 Signals and Systems

EE473 Information Transmission and Security

Research interests

My current research interests focus on wireless sensor networks and in particular the application of sensor systems within the area of animal health monitoring and precision livestock farming. Currently we are researching methods to process signatures derived from a neck mounted accelerometer in order to determine when a cow is in heat, when she is eating, drinking, ruminating, lying, standing or walking. This information facilitates the detection of a range of welfare events and enables farmers to optimise the performance of their herd. 

Projects

Asbestos Fibre Counting (Ethos / TDL)
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Cardona Amengual, Javier (Co-investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Automatic annotation of subsea survey video
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Hamilton, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
N-Sea Phase 2: Automatic Annotation of Subsea Survey Video
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Di Caterina, Gaetano (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2018 - 30-May-2020
KTP - Fathom Systems
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator)
Period 04-Sep-2017 - 03-Sep-2020
Smart Tooling Spirit Phase 3
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Cleary, Alison (Co-investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator)
Period 03-Jul-2017 - 31-Aug-2018
KTP - Aggreko
Tachtatzis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Michie, Walter (Co-investigator)
Period 01-May-2017 - 30-Oct-2019

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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