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Dr. Andrew J. Fleming graduated from The University of Newcastle with a Ph.D in 2004. He is presently an Australian Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Newcastle, Australia. His research includes optical nanofabrication, nanopositioning control systems, high-speed scanning probe microscopy, micro-cantilever sensors, and metrological position sensors. Academic awards include the University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellors Award for Researcher of the Year and the IEEE Control Systems Society Outstanding Paper Award for research published in the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Dr. Fleming is the co-author of two books, several patent applications and more than 100 Journal and Conference papers.

In addition to his academic outputs, Dr. Fleming has track record of technology transfer. In particular, he is the author or co-author of four patent applications:

• A Positioning System and Method; 2010; PCT: WO 2010/040185 A1, A. J. Fleming

(This patent is presently being examined in 13 countries)

• Power Harvesting From Piezoelectric Transducers; 2002, Australian Provisional; A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

• An Electro-magnetic Vibrational Damping Apparatus; 2002, Australian Provisional; S. Behrens, A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani

• An Impedance Synthesizing Arrangement, An Improved Vibrational Damping, Apparatus and a Method for Deriving a Digital Signal Processing Algorithm; 2001; PCT/AU01/00566 US Appln.No.10/295822; A. J. Fleming, S. Behrens, S. O. R Moheimani

Dr. Fleming has co-organized nine invited sessions at international conferences since 2005. These include:

• "Control Techniques for High-Speed Scanning Probe Microscopy” and “Enabling Control in High-Speed Scanning Probe Microscopy” at the American Control Conference, Vancouver, June 2012.

• “Control of Nanopositioning and Scanning Probe-Based Systems” at the American Control Conference,

San Francisco, June 2011.

• “Nanopositioning and Scanning Probe Systems” and “Advanced Control Methods for Nano-Measurements”

at the American Control Conference, Baltimore, June, 2010.

• “Control of Nanopositioning and SPM Systems”, “Modeling and Control of Nanopositioning and SPM

Systems” and “Feedforward Control of Nanopositioning and SPM Systems” at the American Control

Conference, St Louis, 2009.

• “Micro- and Nano-Positioning” at the Joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and the European

Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005.

Dr. Fleming recently presented the invited workshop “Measurement and Control for High-Speed Sub-Atomic Positioning in Scanning Probe Microscopes” at the IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation in Anchorage, May, 2010.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 05/05/2004
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle, 21/01/2000

Research

Research keywords

  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Micro-cantilever sensors
  • Nanometer Position Sensors
  • Nanopositioning
  • Optical Microfabrication
  • Probe Based Nanofabrication
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy

Research expertise

Dr. Fleming has made extensive contributions to the dynamics, control and analysis of scanning probe systems. For example in "Bridging the gap between conventional and video-speed scanning probe microscopes" Ultramicroscopy, August, 2010, 110(9), 1205-1214, a combination of new mechanics, control techniques, and a new imaging pattern allow the speed of a scanning probe microscope to be increased by more than two orders-of-magnitude without loss of image quality. The reduction of image acquisition time from 200s to 1s opens up an entirely new range of imaging possibilities where the sample is not static. Examples include the imaging of dynamic polymeric reactions and the live observation of biomolecules and cells. The increases in speed increases also allow a probe-based fabrication technique to practically produce complex micro- and nano-structures.

Another example of Dr. Fleming’s contribution to this research field is journal paper "Nanopositioning system with force feedback for high-performance tracking and vibration control" IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, June, 2010, 15(3), 433-447. This paper describes a new sensor and control system that eliminates the mechanical resonance of a nanopositioner. Due to the elimination of resonance and the low sensor noise, an object can be maneuvered to the resolution of a single atom in less than 1ms. This could potentially enable a probe-based fabrication system to create thousands of features per second with atomic resolution. This work is presently being patented in thirteen countries.

A further example of innovation in scanning probe systems is "Sensorless vibration suppression and scan compensation for piezoelectric tube nanopositioners", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, January, 2006, 14(1), 33-44. This paper introduces a unique sensorless technique for the actuation and control of piezoelectric tube scanners. A positioning resolution of 10 Angstroms was reported over a wide-bandwidth and range of 100 micrometers. This paper was awarded the 2007 IEEE Control Systems Society TCST Outstanding Paper Award and has received more than 70 citations to date.

Dr. Fleming's earlier research included structural and acoustic control utilizing piezoelectric transducers. In precision machines, such as hard disk drives or milling machines, small amounts of vibration and long settling times reduce the accuracy and speed of the device. Damping augmentation can simultaneously improve both of these performance measures.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090600Electrical And Electronic Engineering65
029900Other Physical Sciences20
010200Applied Mathematics15

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Member - The International Society for Optical Engineering

Conference Chair

  • Member - International Program Committee - ACC 2013
  • Member - International Program Comittee - Mechatronic Systems 2004

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Advances in Acoustics and Vibration

Appointments

Fellowship
Australian Research Council (Australia)
01/01/2009
Fellowship APD
Australian Research Council (Australia)
01/01/2006 - 01/12/2008

Awards

Research Award.

2012Rising Star Award
Newcastle Innovation (Australia)
Awarded for excellence in industrial engagement.
2011Best Student Paper Award - Awarded to Mr. Matt Fairbain
Australian Control Conference (Australia)
The following paper was selected as the best student paper at the Australian Control Conference in Melbourne 2011. "Improving the scan rate and image quality in tapping mode atomic force microscopy with piezoelectric shunt control" by M. Fairbairn, S. O. R. Moheimani and A. J. Fleming.
2007Researcher of the Year
University of Newcastle (Australia)
University of Newcastle Vice Chancellors Award for Researcher of the Year
2007Best Paper Award
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (Australia)
IEEE Control Systems Society Award for Outstanding Paper Published in the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology

Collaboration

Dr. Fleming is a frequent collaborator and visitor to a number of internationally recognized research labs. Recent collaborations include:

• Dr. Kam Leang at the Electroactive Systems and Control Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Reno, Nevada.

• Professor Santosh Devasia at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle.

• Professor Frank Allgöwer at the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

• Associate Professor Georg Schitter at the Centre for Precision and Microsystems Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

• Mr. Arnfinn Eielsen at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

• Member of the University of Newcastle Research Development Advisory Group (2009-2010)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Control Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Piezoelectric Transducers for Vibration Control and Damping, Springer, Berlin, 271 (2006) [A1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2003Moheimani SO, Halim D, Fleming AJ, Spatial Control of Vibration - Theory and Experiments, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, 223 (2003) [A1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2006Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Sensorless vibration suppression and scan compensation for piezoelectric tube nanopositioners', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 14 33-44 (2006) [C1]
2002Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'Optimization and Implementation of Multimode Piezoelectric Shunt Damping Systems', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 7 87-94 (2002) [C1]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Fleming AJ, Leang KK, Design, Modeling and Control of Nanopositioning Systems, Springer (2014)
2006Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Piezoelectric Transducers for Vibration Control and Damping, Springer, Berlin, 271 (2006) [A1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2003Moheimani SO, Halim D, Fleming AJ, Spatial Control of Vibration - Theory and Experiments, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, 223 (2003) [A1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

Journal article (57 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Namavar M, Fleming AJ, Aleyaasin M, Nakkeeran K, Aphale SS, 'An Analytical Approach to Integral Resonant Control of Second-Order Systems', IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 19 651-659 (2014) [C1]
2014Teo YR, Russell D, Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, 'Optimal integral force feedback and structured PI tracking control: Application for objective lens positioner', Mechatronics, (2014)
2014Yong YK, Fleming AJ, ' Piezoelectric Actuators With Integrated High-Voltage Power Electronics', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 1-7 (2014)
2013Yong YK, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'A Novel Piezoelectric Strain Sensor for Simultaneous Damping and Tracking Control of a High-Speed Nanopositioner', IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 18 1113-1121 (2013) [C1]
2013Fleming AJ, 'Charge Drive With Active DC Stabilization for Linearization of Piezoelectric Hysteresis', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL, 60 1630-1637 (2013) [C1]
2013Fleming AJ, 'A review of nanometer resolution position sensors: Operation and performance', SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL, 190 106-126 (2013) [C1]
2013Fleming AJ, Ninness B, Wills A, 'Recovering the spectrum of a low level signal from two noisy measurements using the cross power spectral density', Review of Scientific Instruments, 84 (2013) [C1]
2013Fleming AJ, 'Measuring and predicting resolution in nanopositioning systems', Mechatronics, (2013)
2012Fleming AJ, 'Note: A method for estimating the resolution of nanopositioning systems', Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 086101 (2012) [C1]
2012Fleming AJ, 'Getting the message about noise across, loud and clear', IEEE Control Systems, 32 110-112-110-112 (2012)
2011Kenton BJ, Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'Compact ultra-fast vertical nanopositioner for improving scanning probe microscope scan speed', Review of Scientific Instruments, 82 123703 (2011) [C1]
2011Fairbairn MW, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Q control of an atomic force microscope microcantilever: A sensorless approach', Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 20 1372-1381 (2011) [C1]
2011Fleming AJ, 'Dual-stage vertical feedback for high-speed scanning probe microscopy', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 19 156-165 (2011) [C1]
2010Fleming AJ, Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, 'A new method for robust damping and tracking control of scanning probe microscope positioning stages', IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 9 438-448 (2010) [C1]
2010Fleming AJ, Kenton BJ, Leang KK, 'Bridging the gap between conventional and video-speed scanning probe microscopes', Ultramicroscopy, 110 1205-1214 (2010) [C1]
2010Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'Integrated strain and force feedback for high-performance control of piezoelectric actuators', Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 161 256-265 (2010) [C1]
2010Fleming AJ, 'Nanopositioning system with force feedback for high-performance tracking and vibration control', IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 15 433-447 (2010) [C1]
2010Fleming AJ, 'Quantitative scanning probe microscope topographies by charge linearization of the vertical actuator', Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 103701 (2010) [C1]
2009Fleming AJ, Wills AG, 'Optimal periodic trajectories for band-limited systems', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 17 552-562 (2009) [C1]
2009Leang KK, Fleming AJ, 'High-speed serial-kinematic SPM scanner: Design and drive considerations', Asian Journal of Control, 11 144-153 (2009) [C1]
2009Fleming AJ, 'A megahertz bandwidth dual amplifier for driving piezoelectric actuators and other highly capacitive loads', Review of Scientific Instruments, 80 (2009) [C1]
2008Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'Charge drives for scanning probe microscope positioning stages', Ultramicroscopy, 108 1551-1557 (2008) [C1]
2008Fleming AJ, Wills AG, Moheimani SO, 'Sensor fusion for improved control of piezoelectric tube scanners', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 16 1265-1276 (2008) [C1]
2008Clayton GM, Tien S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Devasia S, 'Inverse-feedforward of charge-controlled piezopositioners', Mechatronics, 18 273-281 (2008) [C1]
2008Wills AG, Bates DR, Fleming AJ, Ninness BM, Moheimani SO, 'Model predictive control applied to constraint handling in active noise and vibration control', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 16 3-12 (2008) [C1]
2008Maess J, Fleming AJ, Allgoewer F, 'Simulation of dynamics-coupling in piezoelectric tube scanners by reduced order finite element analysis', Review of Scientific Instruments, 79 (2008) [C1]
2007Bhikkaji B, Ratnam MR, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'High-performance control of piezoelectric tube scanners', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 15 853-866 (2007) [C1]
2007Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'High speed nano-scale positioning using a piezoelectric tube actuator with active shunt control', Micro and Nano Letters, 2 9-12 (2007) [C1]
2007Fleming AJ, Niederberger D, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Control of resonant acoustic sound fields by electrical shunting of a loudspeaker', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 15 689-703 (2007) [C1]
2007Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Integral resonant control of collocated smart structures', Smart Materials & Structures, 16 439-446 (2007) [C1]
2007Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Integral control of collocated smart structures', Proceedings of SPIE, 6525 1-11 (2007) [C1]
2006Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Sensorless vibration suppression and scan compensation for piezoelectric tube nanopositioners', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 14 33-44 (2006) [C1]
2006Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Inertial vibration control using a shunted electromagnetic transducer', IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 11 84-92 (2006) [C1]
2006Niederberger D, Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Adaptive electromagnetic shunt damping', IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 11 103-108 (2006) [C1]
2005Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'A grounded-load charge amplifier for reducing hysteresis in piezoelectric tube scanners', Review of Scientific Instruments, 76 (2005) [C1]
2005Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Behrens S, 'Synthesis and implementation of sensor-less active shunt controllers for electromagnetically actuated systems', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 13 246-261 (2005) [C1]
2005Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Control oriented synthesis of high-performance piezoelectric shunt impedances for structural vibration control', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 13 98-112 (2005) [C1]
2005Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Passive vibration control via electromagnetic shunt damping', IEEE-Asme Transactions on Mechatronics, 10 118-122 (2005) [C1]
2005Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'Sensor-less vibration suppression and scan compensation for piezoelectric tube nanopositioners', 2005 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control & European Control Conference, Vols 1-8, 1162-1167 (2005)
2004Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Improved current and charge amplifiers for driving piezoelectric loads, and issues in signal processing design for synthesis of shunt damping circuits', Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 15 77-92 (2004) [C1]
2004Niederberger D, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Adaptive multi-mode resonant piezoelectric shunt dampening', Smart Materials and Structures, 1025-1035 (2004) [C1]
2004Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'Dynamics, stability and control of multivariable piezoelectric shunts', IEEE ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 9 87-99 (2004) [C1]
2004Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'Optimal impedance design for piezoelectric vibration control', 2004 43RD IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL (CDC), VOLS 1-5, 2596-2601 (2004)
2003Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Precision current and charge amplifiers for driving highly capacitive piezoelectric loads', Electronic Letters, 39 282-284 (2003) [C1]
2003Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Adaptive piezoelectric shunt damping', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 36-48 (2003) [C1]
2003Behrens S, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Multiple mode current flowing passive piezoelectric shunt controller', Journal of Sound and Vibration, 266 929-942 (2003) [C1]
2003Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'On the feedback structure of wideband piezoelectric shunt damping systems', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 49-56 (2003) [C1]
2003Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Spatial system identification of a simply supported beam and a trapezoidal cantilever plate', IEEE Transactions on control systems technology, 11 726-736 (2003) [C1]
2003Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'Reducing the inductance requirements of piezolelectric shunt dampening systems', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 57-64 (2003) [C1]
2003Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'A broadband controller for shunt piezoelectric damping of structural vibration', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 18-28 (2003) [C1]
2002Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'Optimization and Implementation of Multimode Piezoelectric Shunt Damping Systems', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 7 87-94 (2002) [C1]
2002McKelvey T, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Subspace based system identification for an acoustic enclosure', Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 124 1-16 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2002Fleming A, Moheimani SOR, 'Spatial system identification of a simply supported beam and a trapezoidal cantilever plate.', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 41ST IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, 4515-4520 (2002)
2001Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'Highly resonant controller for multimode piezoelectric shunt damping', Electronic Letters, 37 No 25 1505-1506 (2001) [C1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2001Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'New method for multiple-mode shunt damping of structural vibration using a single piezoelectric transducer', SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS 2001: DAMPING AND ISOLATION, 4331 239-250 (2001)
2001Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SOR, 'Innovations in piezoelectric shunt damping', SMART STRUCTURES AND DEVICES, 4235 89-101 (2001)
2000Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'Synthetic impedance for implementation of piezoelectric shunt-damping circuits', Electronics Letters, 36, no 18 1525-1526 (2000) [C1]
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Conference (70 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Teo YR, Eielsen AA, Gravdahl TJ, Fleming AJ, 'Discrete-time repetitive control with model-less FIR filter inversion for high performance nanopositioning', 2014 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics AIM, Besancon, France (2014) [E1]
2014Rios SA, Fleming AJ, 'A Novel Electrical Configuration for Three Wire Piezoelectric Bimorph Micro-Positioners', 2014 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics AIM, Besancon, France (2014) [E1]
2014Teo YR, Fleming AJ, 'A new repetitive control scheme based on non-causal FIR filters', Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon (2014) [E1]
2014Teo YR, Fleming AJ, 'Active damping control using optimal Integral Force Feedback', Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon (2014) [E1]
2014Russell D, Fleming AJ, Aphale SS, 'Simultaneous optimization of damping and tracking controller parameters via selective pole placement for enhanced positioning bandwidth of nanopositioners', Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon (2014) [E1]
2014Russel D, Fleming AJ, Aphale SS, 'Improving the positioning bandwidth of the Integral Resonant Control Scheme through strategic zero placement.', Proc. IFAC World Congress (2014)
2014Teo YR, Russel D, Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, 'Improved Integral Force Feedback and Structured PI Tracking Control: Application for High Speed Confocal Microscopy', Proc. IFAC World Congress (2014)
2014Islam MN, Fleming AJ, 'A Novel and Compatible Sensing Coil for a Capsule in Wireless Capsule Endoscopy for Real Time Localization', Proc. IEEE Sensors (2014)
2013Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'An experimental comparison of PI, inversion, and damping control for high performance nanopositioning', Proceedings of the American Control Conference (2013) [E1]
2013Namavar M, Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, 'Resonance-shifting integral resonant control scheme for increasing the positioning bandwidth of nanopositioners', 2013 European Control Conference, ECC 2013, Zurich, Switzerland (2013) [E1]
2013Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Thermal Analysis of Piezoelectric Benders with Laminated Power Electronics', 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference On Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM): Mechatronics For Human Wellbeing, Wollongong, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Fleming AJ, 'Time domain resolution of nanopositioning systems', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (2013) [E1]
2013Fleming AJ, 'Position sensor performance in nanometer resolution feedback systems', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (2013) [E1]
2013Fleming AJ, 'Precision Charge Drive with Low Frequency Voltage Feedback for Linearization of Piezoelectric Hysteresis', Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference ACC, Washington, DC (2013) [E1]
2013Teo YR, Fleming AJ, 'Resolution of sensors with capacitive source impedance', IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings, Baltimore, MD (2013) [E2]
2013Fleming AJ, Ninness B, Wills AG, 'Spectral estimation using dual sensors with uncorrelated noise', IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings, Baltimore, MD (2013) [E2]
2012Fleming AJ, 'Estimating the resolution of nanopositioning systems from frequency domain data', 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Saint Paul, MN (2012) [E1]
2011Fleming AJ, 'A method for reducing piezoelectric non-linearity in scanning probe microscope images', Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA (2011) [E1]
2011Fairbairn MW, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Passive piezoelectric shunt control of an atomic force microscope microcantilever', 2011 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: AIM2011, Budapest (2011) [E1]
2011Fairbairn MW, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Improving the scan rate and image quality in tapping mode atomic force microscopy with piezoelectric shunt control', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2011Yong YK, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Vibration and tracking control of a flexure-guided nanopositioner using a Piezoelectric strain sensor', First International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-Nano 2011), Changchun, China (2011) [E2]
2010Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'High performance nanopositioning with integrated strain and force feedback', 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Cambridge, MA (2010) [E1]
2010Kuiper S, Fleming AJ, Schitter G, 'Dual actuation for high speed atomic force microscopy', 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Cambridge, MA (2010) [E1]
2010Fleming AJ, 'High speed nanopositioning with force feedback', 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (2010) [E1]
2010Eielsen AA, Fleming AJ, 'Passive shunt damping of a piezoelectric stack nanopositioner', 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (2010) [E1]
2010Fleming AJ, Kenton BJ, Leang KK, 'Ultra-fast dual-stage vertical positioning for high performance SPMs', 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (2010) [E1]
2009Fleming AJ, 'Time-domain adaptive feed-forward control of nanopositioning systems with periodic inputs', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, St Louis, MO (2009) [E1]
2009Fleming AJ, Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, 'A new robust damping and tracking controller for SPM positioning stages', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, St Louis, MO (2009) [E1]
2009Fleming AJ, 'High-speed vertical positioning for contact-mode atomic force microscopy', 2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Proceedings, Singapore (2009) [E1]
2008Maess J, Fleming AJ, Allgower F, 'Model-based vibration suppression in piezoelectric tube scanners through induced voltage feedback', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2008, Seattle, Washington (2008) [E1]
2008Leang KK, Fleming AJ, 'High-speed serial-kinematic AFM scanner: Design and drive considerations', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2008, Seattle, Washington (2008) [E1]
2008Fleming AJ, Wills AG, 'Optimal input signals for bandlimited scanning systems', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
2008Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'Evaluation of charge drives for scanning probe microscope positioning stages', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2008, Seattle, Washington (2008) [E1]
2008Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'A second-order controller for resonance damping and tracking control of nanopositioning systems', Proceedings ICAST 2008: 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Ascona, Switzerland (2008) [E2]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2008Fleming AJ, 'Techniques and considerations for driving piezoelectric actuators at high-speed', Proceedings of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, San Diego, CA (2008) [E2]
2007Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Dominant resonant mode damping of a piezoelectric tube nanopositioner using optimal sensorless shunts', American Control Conference, 2007. ACC '07. proceedings, New York (2007) [E1]
2007Aphale SS, Moheimani SOR, Fleming AJ, 'Dominant resonant mode damping of a piezoelectric tube nanopositioner using optimal sensorless shunts', 2007 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-13, New York, NY (2007) [E1]
2007Bhikkaji B, Ratnam MR, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'High-Performance Control of a PZT Scanner', Preprints of the 4th IFAC-Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Heidelberg, Germany (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2007Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Integral control of smart structures with collocated sensors and actuators', Proceedings of the European Control Conference 2007, Kos, Greece (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2007Fleming AJ, Wills AG, Moheimani SO, 'Sensor fusion for improved control of piezoelectric tube scanners', 2007 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Proceedings, Zurich, Switzerland (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2007Clayton GM, Tien S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Devasia S, 'Hysteresis and Vibration Compensation in Piezoelectric Actuators by Integrating Charge Control and Inverse Feedforward', Preprints of the 4th IFAC-Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Heidelberg, Germany (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2007Maess J, Fleming AJ, Allgower F, 'Simulation of piezolectric tube actuators by reduced finite element models for controller design', Proceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference, New York (2007) [E1]
2007Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Optimal Sensorless Shunts for Vibration Damping of a Piezoelectric Tube Nanopositioner', Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Taipei, Taiwan (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2007Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'Integral resonant control of collocated smart structures', SMART MATERIALS & STRUCTURES (2007) [E4]
2006Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Proof-Mass Inertial Vibration Control Using a Shunted Electromagnetic Transducer', Proceedings of 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2006Fleming AJ, Niederberger D, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Mitigation of acoustic resonance using electrically shunted loudspeakers', Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers: Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Damping and Isolation, San Diego, CA (2006) [E2]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2005Ratnam M, Bhikkaji B, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'PPF Control of a Piezoelectric Tube Scanner (invited paper)', Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference 2005, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2005Wills AG, Bates DR, Fleming AJ, Ninness BM, Moheimani SO, 'Application of MPC to an Active Structure Using Sampling Rates up To 25kHz', Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference On Decision And Control, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]
2005Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Senor-less Vibration Suppression and Scan Compensation for Piezoelectric Tube Nanopositioners (invited paper)', Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference 2005, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2004Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Negative inductor-resistor controller for electromagnetic shunt damping', Mechatronic Systems 2004, A Proceedings Volume from the 3rd IFAC Symposium, Sydney (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2004Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Control orientated synthesis of electromagnetic shunt impedances for vibration isolation', CD ROM, Sydney (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2004Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Hybrid DC accurate charge amplifier for linear piezoelectric positioning', Mechatronic Systems 2004, A Proceedings Volume from the 3rd IFAC Symposium, Sydney (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2004Niederberger D, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Online-tuned multi-mode resonant piezoelectric shunt for broadband vibration suppression', Mechatronic Systems 2004, A Proceedings Volume from the 3rd IFAC Symposium, Sydney (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2004Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Synthesis of optimal piezoelectric shunt impedances for structural vibration control', Conference Paper, San Diego California USA (2004) [E2]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2004Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Vibration isolation using a shunted electromagnetic transducer', Conference Paper, San Diego California USA (2004) [E2]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2003Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'Active LQR and H2 shunt control of electromagnetic transducers', Proceedings for CDC 2003 (CD ROM), Maui, Hawaii, USA (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2003Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Electrodynamic Vibration Suppression', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2003Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Improved current and charge amplifiers for driving piezoelectric loads', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2003Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'An Autonomous Piezoelectric Shunt Damping System', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2003Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Robust passive Piezoelectric Shunt Dampener', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2003Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'Electromagnetic shunt damping', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2003 IEEE/ASME INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED INTELLIGENT MECHATRONICS (AIM 2003), VOLS 1 AND 2, KOBE, JAPAN (2003)
2002Moheimani SO, Behrens S, Fleming AJ, 'Dynamics and Stability of Wideband Vibration Absorbers with Multiple Piezoelectric Transducers', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2002Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Series-Parallel Impedance Structure for Piezoelectric Vibration Damping', Proceedings of SPIE - Smart Materials II, Melbourne, Australia (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2002Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'On the Feedback Structure of Wideband Piezoelectric Shunt Damping Systems', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2002Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Adaptive Piezoelectric Shunt Damping', Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Damping and Isolation, San Diego, USA (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2002Behrens S, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Multiple Mode Passive Piezoelectric Shunt Dampener', Mechatronic Systems, Berkeley, California, USA (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2002Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Power Harvesting Piezoelectric Shunt Damping', Mechatronic Systems, Berkeley, California, USA (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2002Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'The Effect of Artificially Reducing the Size of Inductors in Piezoelectric Shunt Damping Circuits', Mechatronic Systems, Berkeley, California, USA (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2000McKelvey T, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Subspace based system identification for an acoustic enclosure', Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Control Applications & IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Aided Control Systems Design, Alaska, USA (2000) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

2000Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'A New Approach to Piezoelectric Shunt Damping', Proceedings of IS3M 2000 Symposium, Hong Kong (2000) [E1]

Co-authors: Reza Moheimani

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Other (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Rios SA, Fleming AJ, 'Systems and Methods for Driving Piezoelectric Benders', (2013)
2012Fleming AJ, 'Charge Drive with Active DC Stabilization', (2012)
2010Fleming AJ, 'A Positioning System and Method', (2010)
2002Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SOR, 'Power harvesting from piezoelectric transducers', (2002)
2001Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SOR, 'An impedance synthesizing arrangement, an improved vibrational damping apparatus and a method for deriving a digital signal processing algorithm', (2001)
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Fleming AJ, Synthesis and implementation of sensor-less shunt controllers for piezoelectric and electromagnetic vibration control, (2004)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants24
Total funding$10,027,340

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2014 (2 grants)

DVC(R) Research Support for Future Fellow (FT13)$60,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020142017
GNo:G1301413

2014 International Visitor from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway$9,940
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming, Mr Arnfinn Aas Eielsen
SchemeRole
International Research Visiting FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,94020142014
GNo:G1400875

2013 (3 grants)

Integrated Piezoelectric Microsystems for Actuation and Sensing$749,920
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Future FellowshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$749,92020132017
GNo:G1300028

Nano-Optical Microscopy, Characterization and Fabrication Facility$155,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Erich Kisi, Professor Dirk Van Helden
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$155,00020132013
GNo:G1200167

American Control Conference, Washington DC, USA, 17 - 19 June 2013$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020132013
GNo:G1300882

2012 (3 grants)

Probe based nano-fabrication of micro-electronic and mechanical systems$340,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming, Professor John O'Connor
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$340,00020122014
GNo:G1100209

A Miniature Interferometer for Sub-Nanometer Position Sensing over Long Distances$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1200349

Actuator 2012, Bremen, Germany, 18 - 20 June 2012$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200766

2011 (2 grants)

High Speed Nanopositioning with Nanometer Resolution$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Linkage Pilot Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112011
GNo:G1100664

American Control Conference, San Francisco, California, 29/6/2011 - 1/7/2011$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020112011
GNo:G1100312

2009 (4 grants)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$650,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

New drives and control techniques for high performance piezoelectric actuation$580,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$580,00020092013
GNo:G0188750

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$70,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Singapore, 14-17 July$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020092009
GNo:G0190429

2008 (5 grants)

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$5,400,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Doctor Gregory Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor James Welsh, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone, Conjoint Professor John Rayner
SchemeRole
ARC Centres of ExcellenceInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,400,00020082010
GNo:G0188623

CDSC Sub-Account: Mechatronics$785,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
ARC Centres of ExcellenceInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$785,00020082010
GNo:GS090005

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$323,084
Funding Body: NSW Department of State and Regional Development

Project Team
Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Doctor Gregory Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor James Welsh, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone
SchemeRole
Centres of Excellence (Partner)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$323,08420082010
GNo:G0189187

Reduction of Creep, Hysteresis and Temperature Drift in Piezoelectric Actuators$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor Mehmet Yuce
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020082008
GNo:G0188415

SPIE Smart Structure and Materials 2008, San Diego, CA 9/3/2008 - 13/3/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0188556

2006 (2 grants)

Nano-positioning facility for nano-scale measurement and manipulation$530,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Reza Moheimani, Scientia Professor Ian Petersen, Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Rick Middleton, Professor Minyue Fu, Dr Valeri Ougrinovska, Dr Hermanshu Pota, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Dr Steven Schofield
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$530,00020062006
GNo:G0185548

Analysis, Optimization, and Control of Scanning Atomic Force Microscope Micro-Cantilever Probes$303,996
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$303,99620062008
GNo:G0185309

2005 (1 grants)

The 44th Annual IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 12-15 December 2005$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020052005
GNo:G0185867

2004 (2 grants)

Scanning Tunnelling Microscope with sub-Nanometer Resolution$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020042004
GNo:G0185009

IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 14-17 December 2004, Bahamas$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0184838
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL1.1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.8

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Co-SupervisorNonlinear Model Predictive Path Following Control for Model Robot
20142018PhD (Physics)Co-SupervisorRemote EPID Based Verification if IMRT and VMAT Delivery for Clinical Trials
20132015M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Principal SupervisorOPUS Codec Hardware Encoder/Decoder
20132017PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorStudy of the Physics and Photonic Properties of Structures Created from Sub-wavelength Optical Phenomena
20132017PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorHigh-Speed Nanopositioning with Nanometer Resolution for Imaging and Probe Based Nanofabrication
20132017PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorPiezoelectric Bender Actuators for Miniature Robotics
20112015PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorReal Time Localisation and Locomotion Controlability to a Capsule for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (WCE)
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Dr Andrew Fleming

Work Phone(02) 4921 6493
Cell / Mobile Phone(02) 4921 7223
Fax(02) 4960 1712
Email
PositionFuture Fellow
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaElectrical and Computer Engineering
Office
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University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
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URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/andrew-fleming
Linkwww.precisionmechatronicslab.com