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Researcher: Leon de la Barra, BA (Dr Bernardo Leon de la Barra)

Fields of Research

Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Education
Engineering
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Higher Education
Automation and Control Engineering
Calculus of Variations, Systems Theory and Control Theory
Education Systems
Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Mathematical Physics
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Process Control and Simulation
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Manufacturing Engineering
Maritime Engineering
Approximation Theory and Asymptotic Methods
Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Education and Training Systems
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Workforce Transition and Employment
Industrial Instruments
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Gender Aspects of Education
Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources
Education and Training
Learner Development
Teacher and Instructor Development
Manufacturing
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen)
Wind Energy
Hydro-Electric Energy

Career Best Publications

On Undershoot in Siso Systems; IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Research Publications

A genetic algorithm approach to parameter estimation for PV modules; 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Active learning in control education; Joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control/European Control Conference
Attracting girls to civil engineering through hands-on activities that reveal the communal goals and values of the profession; Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering
Attracting girls to science, engineering and technology: an Australian perspective; European Journal of Engineering Education
Closed-loop process identification under PI control: a time domain approach; Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Design of Low-Order cascade Controllers to Reduce the Effects of Their Zeros; International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE) 2006
Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses
Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses: a focus on engineering; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses; ACSME: Australian Conference on Science & Mathematics Education 2013
Discrete-time systems with monotonic step responses and complex conjugate poles and zeros; IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Enhancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for girls through a university-school partnership; Knowledge in Action: University-Community Engagement in Australia
Identification of First-Order Time-Delay Systems using Two Different Pulse inputs; International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress
Identification of Under-Damped Second-Order Systems using Finite Duration Rectangular Pulse Inputs; American Control
Incorporating and developing graduate attributes via program design; The 15th Annual AAEE Conference
Introducing Modern Optics and Photonics Engineering in the Elementary Classroom: An Australian Perspective; Frontiers in Education
Issues in Linear Feedback Control Design with Notch Filters; Chinese Control Conference (CCC)
Maintaining academic standards and encouraging active involvement in engineering courses: the role of formative assessment; ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education
On Undershoot in Siso Systems; IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Repetitive Control System Under Actuator Saturation and Windup Prevention; Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future; Australasian Journal of Engineering Education
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future; 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future
The Windup Problem in Repetitive Control: A Simple Anti-windup Strategy; Mechatronics
Using engineering activities to engage middle school students in physics and biology; Australasian Journal of Engineering Education
Work in Progress - Introducing Solar Energy Engineering in an Australian Middle Elementary School; 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Work in Progress: Putting Control Engineering in Middle School Girls' Futures; 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference

Research Projects

Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Evaluating and selecting STEM resources: capacity building for teachers in rural and regional schools; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Sense-T Stage 2: Education Project

Research Candidate Supervision

A Stable Self-Structuring Adaptive Fuzzy Control Scheme for Continuous Single-Input Single-Output Nonlinear Systems
Computational Intelligence in E-mail Traffic Analysis
Distribution Network Observability
Hydro-Turbine Governor Control Utilising Intelligent Systems
Inspired Oxygen Control for Preterm Infants
Protection in the Distributed & Renewable Power Generation
Reproducing Biological Motion in a Robotic Arm