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Professor Alastair Wood

Associate Dean External Relations

Faculty/Dept/School Department of Mechanical and Energy Systems Engineering
(Faculty of Engineering and Informatics)
Emaila.s.wood@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 234281

Biography

EDUCATION: graduated with BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics (St Andrews, 1979) followed by PhD (St Andrews, 1984) in Computational Applied Mathematics supported by a CASE Award resourced by British Gas MRS (modelling synthetic natural gas production).

EMPLOYMENT: first academic position as Professor Auxiliar in Departamento de Estatistica, Investigacao Operacional e Computacao (DEIOC) at the Universidade de Lisboa, 1984-85 (required lecturing in Portuguese). Returned to UK as Lecturer in Mathematics (University of Manchester, 1986) and then, at the University of Bradford, as Lecture in Mathematics (1987), Senior Lecturer in Mathematics (1995), Reader in Engineering Mathematics (2002), and Personal Chair in Engineering Mathematics (2004). Appointed Dean of School of Engineering, Design, and Technology (2008-2013), and Interim Dean of School of Engineering and Informatics (2013-2014).

RESEARCH: current interests focus upon numerical optimisation (multi-disciplinary (MDO), response surface modelling, evolutionary methods, highly-constrained design spaces). Applications include engine calibration, model-based condition monitoring, petro-chem refinery process, and algorithm development. Research activity supports the delivery of a Masters module in Design Optimisation. I am a reviewer for the Georgian National Science Foundation, and referee for a numerical of good academic journals.

TEACHING: lecture across all engineering disciplines and stages in which engineering mathematics is required. For 2018/19 this comprises: ENM4004B Mathematical Methods & Applications (Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Medical), ENM5005B Further Engineering Mathematics & Statistics (Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Medical), ENM7005B Modelling & Optimisation (Mechanical MSc & Stage 4 MEng, ), I coordinate the Mathematics Subject Team for Engineering. 

INTERNATIONAL: Broader professional interests and activities include transnational education, partnership development, and internationalisation. Lead internationalisation activity within the Faculty (partnerships, taught programmes, recruitment, etc.) and manage student exchange programmes for the School of Engineering. Lecture at Sichuan University (Chengdu, China), delivering a Masters-level summer school course, and deliver an MSc module at Wuhan University of Technology (China). Linked to TNE I have worked with NCUK for some 15 years (as Senior Mathematics Examiner), and I currently chair their Delivery Quality Committee. NCUK deliver International Foundation Year and Diploma programmes in country for students aspiring to study in the UK. The University of Bradford is a Trustee of NCUK.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT: mentor new and established academic colleagues, informal mentor for senior academic promotion case developments.

Research

Research Groups: Automotive Research Centre

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleTwo-dimensional finite element analysis investigation of the heat partition ratio of a friction brake (2018)
AuthorsQiu L.;Qi H.;Wood A.
JournalProceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal Of Engineering Tribology
DOI10.1177/1350650118757245
 
TitleApplication of Permutation Genetic Algorithm for Sequential Model Building–Model Validation Design of Experiments (2016)
AuthorsKianifar, Mohammed R.; Campean, I. Felician; Wood, Alastair S.
 
TitleInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (2015)
AuthorsQi H.;Alzaabi R.;Wood A.;Jani M.
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
DOI10.1080/0951192X.2013.814160
 
TitleA Fuzzy Criticality Assessment System of Process Equipment for Optimized Maintenance Management. (2015)
AuthorsQi, Hong Sheng; Alzaabi, R.N.; Wood, Alastair S.; Jani, M.
 
TitleBi-fuel SI Engine Model for Analysis and Optimization (2014)
AuthorsRezapour, Kambiz; Mason, Byron A.; Wood, Alastair S.; Ebrahimi, Kambiz M.
 
TitleA Novel Heuristic Rule for Job Shop Scheduling (2013)
AuthorsMaqsood, Shahid; Khan, M. Khurshid; Wood, Alastair S.; Hussain, I.
 
TitleImproving fuel quality by whole crude oil hydrotreating: A kinetic model for hydrodeasphaltenization in a trickle bed reactor (2012)
AuthorsJarullah, Aysar Talib; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.; Wood, Alastair S.
 
TitleHybrid Genetic Algorithm (GA) for job shop scheduling problems and its sensitivity analysis (2012)
AuthorsMaqsood S.;Noor S.;Khan M.;Wood A.
JournalInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications
DOI10.1504/IJISTA.2012.046543
 
TitleEnergy and Fuels (2012)
AuthorsJarullah A.;Mujtaba I.;Wood A.
JournalEnergy and Fuels
DOI10.1021/ef201406r
 
TitleFuzzy criticality assessment for process equipments maintenance (2012)
AuthorsQi, Hong Sheng; Liu, Q.; Wood, Alastair S.; Alzaabi, R.N.
 
TitleNovel heuristic for low-batch manufacturing process scheduling optimisation with reference to process engineering (2011)
AuthorsMaqsood, Shahid; Khan, M. Khurshid; Wood, Alastair S.
 
TitleKinetic model development and simulation of simultaneous hydrodenitrogenation and hydrodemetallization of crude oil in trickle bed reactor (2011)
AuthorsJarullah, Aysar Talib; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.; Wood, Alastair S.
 
TitleKinetic parameter estimation and simulation of trickle-bed reactor for hydrodesulfurization of crude oil (2011)
AuthorsJarullah, Aysar Talib; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.; Wood, Alastair S.
 
TitleEnergy and Fuels (2011)
AuthorsJarullah A.;Mujtaba I.;Wood A.
JournalEnergy and Fuels
DOI10.1021/ef101327d
 
TitleImprovement of the middle distillate yields during crude oil hydrotreatment in a trickle-bed reactor (2011)
AuthorsJarullah, Aysar Talib; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.; Wood, Alastair S.
 
TitleModelling and optimization of crude oil hydrotreating process in trickle bed reactor: Energy consumption and recovery issues (2011)
AuthorsJarullah A.;Mujtaba I.;Wood A.
JournalChemical Product and Process Modeling
DOI10.2202/1934-2659.1600
 
TitleEnhancement of Productivity of Distillate Fractions by Crude Oil Hydrotreatment: Development of Kinetic Model for the Hydrotreating Process (2011)
AuthorsJarullah A.;Mujtaba I.;Wood A.
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
DOI10.1016/B978-0-444-53711-9.50053-5
 
TitleParameter identification of a cage induction motor using particle swarm optimization (2010)
AuthorsNikranajbar A.;Ebrahimi M.;Wood A.
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
DOI10.1243/09596518JSCE840
 
TitleAn adaptive species conservation genetic algorithm for multimodal optimization (2009)
AuthorsLi J.;Wood A.
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
DOI10.1002/nme.2621
 
TitleOn high-order polynomial heat-balance integral implementations (2009)
AuthorsWood A.;Mosally F.;Al-Fhaid A.
JournalThermal Science
DOI10.2298/TSCI0902011W
 
TitleSpecies-conserving particle swarm optimisation for multimodal functions (2009)
AuthorsLi J.;Wood A.
JournalInternational Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control
DOI10.1504/IJMIC.2009.030075
 
TitleModel-based fault diagnosis of induction motor eccentricity using particle swarm optimization (2009)
AuthorsNikranjbar A.;Ebrahimi M.;Wood A.
JournalProceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part C-Journal Of Mechanical Engineering Science
DOI10.1243/09544062JMES1113
 
TitleA new look at the heat balance integral method (2009)
AuthorsWood, Alastair S.
 
TitleOn the convergence of the heat balance integral method (2009)
AuthorsMosally, F.; Wood, Alastair S.; Al-Fhaid, A.
 
TitleMetamodel-based collaborative optimization framework (2009)
AuthorsZadeh, Parviz M.; Toropov, V.V.; Wood, Alastair S.
 
TitleEngineering Optimization (2007)
AuthorsNarayanan A.;Toropov V.;Wood A.;Campean I.
JournalEngineering Optimization
DOI10.1080/03052150701399978
 
TitleSimultaneous model building and validation with uniform designs of experiments (2007)
AuthorsWood, Alastair S.; Campean, I. Felician; Narayanan, A.; Toropov, V.V.
 
TitleA heat balance integral solution of the thermistor problem with a modified electrical conductivity (2006)
AuthorsKutluay S.;Wood A.;Esen A.
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
DOI10.1016/j.apm.2005.05.002
 
TitleOptimum crankshaft damper selection (2006)
AuthorsEbrahimi M.;Jamil Z.;Wood A.
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration
DOI10.1504/IJVNV.2006.011049
 
TitleArtificial Neural Network Model for a Low Cost Failure Sensor: Performance Assessment in Pipeline Distribution (2006)
AuthorsKhan, Asar; Widdop, Peter D.; Day, Andrew J.; Wood, Alastair S.; Mounce, Steve R.; Machell, James
 
TitlePerformance assessment of leak detection failure sensors used in a water distribution system (2005)
AuthorsKhan, Asar; Widdop, Peter D.; Day, Andrew J.; Wood, Alastair S.; Mounce, Steve R.; Machell, James
 
TitleOn the convergence of the heat balance integral method (2005)
AuthorsMosally F.;Wood A.;Al-Fhaid A.
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
DOI10.1016/j.apm.2004.12.001
 
TitleNumerical solutions of the thermistor problem with a ramp electrical conductivity (2004)
AuthorsKutluay S.;Wood A.
JournalApplied Mathematics and Computation
DOI10.1016/S0096-3003(02)00834-2
 
TitleSensor-fusion of hydraulic data for burst detection and location in a treated water distribution system (2003)
AuthorsMounce, Steve R.; Khan, Asar; Day, Andrew J.; Wood, Alastair S.; Widdop, Peter D.; Machell, James
 
TitleAn exponential heat balance integral method (2002)
AuthorsMosally F.;Wood A.;Al-Fhaid A.
JournalApplied Mathematics and Computation
DOI10.1016/S0096-3003(01)00083-2
 
TitleWater Science and Technology (2002)
AuthorsMounce S.;Day A.;Wood A.;Khan A.;Widdop P.;Machell J.
JournalWater Science and Technology
 
TitleLow-cost failure sensor design and development for water pipeline distribution systems (2002)
AuthorsKhan, Asar; Widdop, Peter D.; Day, Andrew J.; Wood, Alastair S.; Mounce, Steve R.; Machell, James
 
TitleA neural network approach to burst detection (2002)
AuthorsMounce, Steve R.; Day, Andrew J.; Wood, Alastair S.; Khan, Asar; Widdop, Peter D.; Machell, James
 
TitleA new look at the heat balance integral method (2001)
AuthorsWood A.
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
DOI10.1016/S0307-904X(01)00016-6
 
TitleA finite element model of the electrofusion welding of thermoplastic pipes (1997)
AuthorsRosala, George F.; Day, Andrew J.; Wood, Alastair S.
 
TitleSteady-state heat transfer through extended plane surfaces (1995)
AuthorsWood A.;Tupholme G.;Bhatti M.;Heggs P.
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
DOI10.1016/0735-1933(94)00056-Q
 
TitleA heat balance integral model of the thermistor (1995)
AuthorsWood A.;Kutluay S.
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
DOI10.1016/0017-9310(94)00304-E
 
TitleThe Butt-fusion welding of polymers (1993)
AuthorsWood A.
JournalChemical Engineering Sciences
DOI10.1016/0009-2509(93)80173-N
 
TitleA note on the use of the isotherm migration method (1991)
AuthorsWood A.
JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
DOI10.1016/0377-0427(91)90017-E
 
TitleTechnical note: Unconditionally stable implementation of the isotherm migration method (1991)
AuthorsWood A.
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals
DOI10.1080/10407799108944996
 
Book Chapters
TitleDetoxification of crude oil (2018)
AuthorsJarullah, A.T.; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.; Wood, Alastair S.
 
Title Author(s)
Optimal braking control for an independent four wheel-motor-driven electric vehicle (2016)Yu H.;Wood A.;Huang M.;Qi H.
PermGA algorithm for a sequential optimal space filling DoE framework (2014)Kianifar M.;Campean F.;Wood A.
Fuzzy criticality assessment for process equipments maintenance (2012)Qi H.;Liu Q.;Wood A.;Alzaabi R.
On the usefulness of worst individuals in multimodal optimization (2011)Tariq M.;Majeed H.;Li J.P.;Wood A.
Reliability redundancy optimization using MOEA/D (2011)Li J.P.;Wood A.
Simulation and modeling of bi-fuel engine for improving the performance parameters (2010)Rezapour K.;Ebrahimi K.;S. Wood A.;Nikranjbar A.
Models of cage induction motors for current monitoring (2010)Bradley W.;Victory J.;Nikranjbar A.;Ebrahimi M.;Wood A.
Model-based diagnosis of induction motor failure modes (2010)Bradley W.;Victory J.;Ebrahimi M.;Wood A.;Pestell C.
Species based evolutionary algorithms for multimodal optimization: A brief review (2010)Li J.;Li X.;Wood A.
Reliability-inspired species conservation for multimodal functions (2010)Li J.;Campean F.;Wood A.
Random search with species conservation for multimodal functions (2009)Li J.;Wood A.
Simultaneous uniform DOEs for model building and validation in a multidisciplinary optimization framework (2006)Narayanan A.;Toropov V.;Wood A.;Campean F.
Collaborative optimization framework based on the interaction of low -and high-fidelity models and the moving least squares method (2006)Zadeh P.;Toropov V.;Wood A.
Use of global approximations in the collaborative optimization framework (2004)Zadeh P.;Toropov V.;Wood A.
Low-cost failure sensor design and development for water pipeline distribution systems (2002)Khan A.;Widdop P.;Day A.;Wood A.;Mounce S.;Machell J.
Fin assembly performance indicators (1995)Wood A.;Tupholme G.;Heggs P.
Fast implementation of the isotherm migration method (1991)Wood A.