Dr Sarvat M Ahmad

Associate Professor


  • PhD. Automatic Control and Systems Engineering “Modelling and Control of a Twin Rotor MIMO System”, University of Sheffield, UK, 2001
  • MSc. Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK, 1997
  • BEng.  Chemical Engineering, University of Pune, India, 1992


  • CIE 305: Linear Control Systems
  • CIE 481 Applied Control for Robotic Systems
  • SCE 517 Control of Nonlinear Systems
  • SCE 575 Applied Control for Robotic Systems
  • Systems Dynamics and Control
  • Mechanical Vibrations 
  • System Dynamics and Applied Control
  • Flight dynamics and Control
  • Elements of Vibration and Feedback Control

Research Interests

  • Unmanned air and underwater vehicles modelling and robust control.
  • Finite Element Modelling and active control of flexible structures ie, active vibration attenuation.
  • Rotor-dynamics analysis and finite element modelling of flexible structures.
  • Modelling, Simulation and Control of Active Magnetic Bearing actuators.
  • Application of Classical, Robust (Quantitative Feedback Theory-QFT), modern and optimal control theories to real world engineering problems.
  • Non-linear control system analysis employing describing function method.
  • System Identification (parametric and non-parametric) Estimation Theory/Kalman Filter.
  • Digital signal processing.
  • Hardware in the loop Simulation (HIL).

Selected Publications:

  1. A Tanveer, Sarvat M Ahmad (2023). Mathematical Modelling and Fluidic Thrust Vectoring Control of a Delta Wing UAV, Aerospace, 2023, 10(6), 563
  2. A Tanveer, Sarvat M Ahmad (2023). Cross-Coupled Dynamics and MPA-Optimized Robust MIMO Control for a Compact Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 11 (7), 1411.
  3. A Tanveer, S M Ahmad (2023). Design and testing of a compact inexpensive prototype remotely operated underwater vehicle for shallow water operation, Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 20(1), pp. 1–10
  4. A Tanveer, Sarvat M Ahmad (2023). Genetic-Algorithm-Based Proportional Integral Controller (GAPI) for ROV Steering Control, Engineering Proceedings, 2023, 32(1), 4
  5. Ahsan Tanveer and Sarvat M. Ahmad (2022). High fidelity modelling and GA optimized control of yaw dynamics of a custom built remotely operated unmanned underwater vehicle, Ocean Engineering, Volume 266, Part 2, 112836.
  6. Muhammad Abdul Ahad and Sarvat M. Ahmad (2021). Investigation of a 2-DOF active magnetic bearing actuator for unmanned underwater vehicle thruster application, Actuators, Vol 10, Issue 4:79, (doi 10.3390/act10040079)
  7. Muhammad Abdul Ahad, Nadeem Iqbal, Sarvat M Ahmad and Masroor Khan (2021). Detailed modelling and LQG/LTR control of a 2-DOF radial active magnetic bearing for rigid rotor, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 43:234.
  8. A. S. Saleem, T. A. Cheema, R. Ullah, S. M. Ahmad, J. A. Chattha, B. Akbar and C. W. Park (2020). Parametric study of single-stage gravitational water vortex turbine with cylindrical basin. Energy (IF: 5.537), Volume 200, 117464, (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2020.117464).
  9. R. Ullah, T. A. Cheema, A. S. Saleem, S. M. Ahmad, J. A. Chattha and C. W. Park (2020). Preliminary experimental study on multi-stage Gravitational Water Vortex turbine in a conical basin. Renewable Energy (IF: 5.439), Volume 145, 2516-2529, 2020 (doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2019.07.128).
  10. Kazi Sher Ahmed and Sarvat Mushtaq Ahmad (2019). VibronRotor, an open source rotordynamic code: Development and benchmarking, Measurement, Vol.131, pp 546-558.
  11. R. Ullah, T. A. Cheema, A. S. Saleem, S. M. Ahmad, J. A. Chattha and C. W. Park (2019). Performance analysis of multi-stage gravitational water vortex turbine. Energy Conversion and Management (IF: 7.181), Volume 198, 111788, 1-14, 2019 (DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2019.111788).
  12. S M Ahmad, S M Siddique, M S Yousaf, M Tariq, M I Khan and M A Alam (2018). Computational and experimental investigation of fluidic thrust vectoring actuator. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 40:315.
  13. Y. M. Khan, S. M. Ahmad, A. Mohsin and M. Khan (2018). Flight Dynamics and Parametric Modelling of a 2-DOF Tailplane, IMechE, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1177/0954410018789313.
  14. Adnan Jafar, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, S M Ahmad and Nisar Ahmed (2018). Robust gain scheduled LPV control algorithm for lab Helicopter: An LMI based approach, Proc. IMechE Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Volume: 232 Issue: 5, page(s): 558-571
  15. Adnan Jafar, Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, S M Ahmad and Nisar Ahmed (2018). Optimization based robust decoupling control algorithm in LPV systems using Hadamard weighting. Transaction of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Vol 41, Issue 7: pp. 1833-1848.
  16. S. U. Ansari, M. Hussain, A. Rashid, S. Mazhar, S. M. Ahmad (2018). Numerical Solution and Analysis of Three-Dimensional Transient Darcy Flow, Transport in Porous Media, 123:289–305. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-018-1041-2
  17. S. U. Ansari, M. Hussain, A. Rashid, S. Mazhar, S. M. Ahmad and K. J. Siddiqui (2017).Validating Numerical Solution of Transient Darcy Flow using Stabilized Mixed Finite Element Method, Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International.pp 55-65, 94(1).
  18. M R Siddiqui, S M Ahmad and U Asghar (2017). Stabilizing control of a 1-DOF electromagnetic levitation of a pivoted-free rigid ferromagnetic beam, Measurement, Vol. 106, pp 35-45.
  19. Shahab U. Ansar, Masroor Hussain, Sarvat. M. Ahmad, Ahmar Rashid and Suleman Mazhar (2017). Stabilized Mixed Galerkin Method for Transient Darcy Flow, Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 41, No. 1.
  20. M.J. Maghsoudi, Z. Mohamed, S. Sudin, S. Buyamin, H.I. Jaafar and S.M. Ahmad (2017). An improved input shaping design for an efficient sway control of a nonlinear 3D overhead crane with friction, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol 92, 364-378.
Dr Sarvat M Ahmad

Associate Professor