Control systems are ubiquitous in electrical, electronic, mechanical and aerospace engineering. They are now being deployed across the emerging field of quantum engineering. The Control Engineering group undertakes fundamental research into the theory of automatic control systems, and into applications to unmanned vehicles, power systems, high-frequency circuits, atomic force microscopes and quantum systems. Particular research interests of the group include the theory of optimal, robust, distributed and quantum control systems. Application areas of interest include flexible structures, atomic force microscopy, unmanned aerial and ground vehicles, nonlinear transmission lines, and optical, atomic and solid-state quantum systems.
Our members have received financial support from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG). The group receives funding from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS 2).