Steven Grainger

Associate Professor Steven Grainger

Director of Learning and Teaching

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Steven Grainger is the Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Mechanical Engineering and Program Co-ordinator of the Mechatronic Engineering programs. Dr Grainger's research interests include Nanopositioning and Autonomous Robotics, and he has a particular interest in autonomous underwater vehicles. He has published many peer-reviewed articles on his research, both technical and scientific, and on engineering education.
Dr Grainger practiced in industry as a consulting engineer before moving to academia. He joined the School of Mechanical Engineering in 2007 after 10 years as a Lecturer in Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. He has been a visiting lecturer at institutions in Oman, Russia, Germany and Australia.

Nanopositioning

Black-box modelling of piezoelectric actuators, sensorless control

Autonomous Robotics 

Constructive neural networks
Bio-inspired Robotics
Multi-robot Systems
Autonomous underwater vehicles

Collaborations

Prof. Malcolm Allan, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
Dr Summet Aphale, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Dr Yuen Yong, University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr Alex Forrest, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Australia
Prof. Neil Bose, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Karl Sammut, Flinders University, Australia
Dr Steve Wiederman, School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide
Prof. David O'Carroll, Lund University, Sweden
Prof. Ian Reid, School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide

Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
         
         
         

Advanced Digital Control
Microcontroller Programming

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 Co-Supervisor Development and Evaluation of Biologically Inspired Closed Loop Tracking and Pursuit Models using Simulink and Ground Based Robot Q Platform Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time John Vincent James
    2016 Principal Supervisor Collaboration and conflict management for multi agent systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Nicholas David Sullivan
    2015 Co-Supervisor Three-Dimensional Measurement of Spinal Kinematics and Whole-Body Activity Recognition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sammuel Aleck Sobey
    2015 Co-Supervisor Estimation of bearing fault size using vibration and acoustic condition monitoring Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Frank Larizza
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Vibration Signatures of Defective Bearings and Defect Size Estimation Methods Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alireza Moazen Ahmadi
    2015 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Guidance for Time Efficient Path Following of Under-actuated Differential Thrust AUVs Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Xue Jin
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor An Insect-Inspired Target Tracking Mechanism for Autonomous Vehicles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Zahra Bagheri
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Identification and Location Derivation of Grapevine Features through Point Clouds Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Di Gao
    2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Cost Effective Navigation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Ms Ladan Sahafi
    2009 - 2014 Co-Supervisor A Study of a Stewart Platform-based Manipulator for Applications in Biomechanical Testing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Boyin Ding
    2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Hybrid Digital Control of Piezoelectric Actuators Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohsen Bazghaleh
    2009 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Constructive Spiking Neural Networks for Simulations of Neuroplasticity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Toby Asher Lightheart
  • Position: Director of Learning and Teaching
  • Phone: 83136937
  • Email: steven.grainger@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4367
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 2
  • Room: 2 04
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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