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Dr Andrew Fleming

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School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Building a future from the atoms up

Australian Research Fellow Associate Professor Andrew Fleming has co-authored a significant new book that is of particular interest to researchers in mechatronics and in control applied to atomic force microscopy and other nanopositioning applications.

Design, Modeling and Control of Nanopositioning Systems, co-authored with Associate Professor Kam K Leang from the University of Nevada, is the first comprehensive text on the complete design cycle of nanopositioning systems.

Published in 2014, the book covers three broad areas covering precision control theory; the complete process of nanopositioning control including practical difficulties and their solution; and applying basic principles to experimental application in atomic force microscopes.

Fleming's previous publications include over 130 papers for journals and conferences and three books. He also has six patent applications with international licensing in 13 countries.

A graduate of the University with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 2000 and a PhD in 2004, Fleming is currently a Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the University's Precision Mechatronics Lab. The Lab enables a multidisciplinary group of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and physicists to combine their knowledge to develop new mechatronic and robotic technologies for fabrication, imaging and health care. Fleming's research focuses on nanofabrication, micro-robotics, metrological sensing, nano-positioning and high-speed scanning probe microscopy.

Over the past 12 years, Fleming has secured over $10 million in funding, including a  $750,000 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship for full-time research from 2014 to 2017 into miniaturising piezoelectric sensors. Amongst the many awards received in his stellar career, Fleming received the Newcastle Innovation Rising Star Award for Excellence in Industrial Engagement and Technology Transfer in 2012 and was named the University of Newcastle's Researcher of the Year in 2007.

"There is an ever increasing demand for higher performance and miniaturisation in mechatronic systems such as semiconductor process machinery, atomic force microscopy, and biomedical devices", explains Fleming. "This demand is driving the development of new high-performance methods for sensing and actuation, precision fabrication, and control.

"Research at the Precision Mechatronics Lab is at the forefront of these developments with a number of new technologies for building and controlling new miniature piezoelectric systems. These technologies are being applied to applications such as integrated circuit fabrication, ultrasonic machining, miniature robotics, and high performance motion control."

Fleming was also successful in receiving a $266,300 Australian Research Council 2015 Discovery Project grant for his research into atomic resolution sensors for imaging and metrological science.

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Building a future from the atoms up

Dr Andrew Fleming's research includes optical nanofabrication, nanopositioning control systems, high-speed scanning probe microscopy, micro-cantilever sensors,

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Career Summary

Biography

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.

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. 

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

Collaborations
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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Control Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Micro-cantilever sensors
  • Nanometer Position Sensors
  • Nanopositioning
  • Optical Microfabrication
  • Probe Based Nanofabrication
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
010299 Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified 15
029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified 20
090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified 65

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Fellow ARC University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/01/2009 - 1/12/2014 Fellowship

ARC - Discovery - Projects (including Australian Professorial Fellowships, Queen Elizabeth II Fellowships, and Australian Postdoctoral Fellowships))

University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Australian Research Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Editor - Advances in Acoustics and Vibration Advances in Acoustics and Vibration
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2008 Fellowship APD

ARC - Discovery - Projects (including Australian Professorial Fellowships, Queen Elizabeth II Fellowships, and Australian Postdoctoral Fellowships))

ARC (Australian Research Council)
1/08/2004 - 1/01/2006 Research Academic University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/07/2003 - 1/07/2004 Post-doctoral Researcher University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Membership - International Program Committee ACC 2013 International Program Committee ACC 2013
Australia
1/01/2004 -  Membership - International Program Committee Mechatronic Systems International Program Committee Mechatronic Systems
Australia
1/01/2002 -  Membership - The International Society for Optical Engineering The International Society for Optical Engineering
Australia
1/01/2000 -  Membership - Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2012 Rising Star Award
Newcastle Innovation
2011 Best Student Paper Award - Awarded to Mr. Matt Fairbain
Australian Control Conference
2007 Best Paper Award
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
2007 Researcher of the Year
University of Newcastle
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Publications

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


Book (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Fleming AJ, Leang KK, Design, Modeling and Control of Nanopositioning Systems, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 411 (2014) [A1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-06617-2_1
2006 Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Piezoelectric Transducers for Vibration Control and Damping, Springer, Berlin, 271 (2006) [A1]
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Moheimani 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 (58 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Rios SA, Fleming AJ, 'A new electrical configuration for improving the range of piezoelectric bimorph benders', SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL, 224 106-110 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.sna.2015.01.031
2015 Yong YK, Fleming AJ, 'Piezoelectric actuators with integrated high-voltage power electronics', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 20 611-617 (2015) [C1]

This paper explores the possibility of piezoelectric actuators with integrated high-voltage power electronics. Such devices dramatically simplify the application of piezoelectric ... [more]

This paper explores the possibility of piezoelectric actuators with integrated high-voltage power electronics. Such devices dramatically simplify the application of piezoelectric actuators since the power electronics are already optimized for the voltage range, capacitance, and power dissipation of the actuator. The foremost consideration is the thermal impedance of the actuator and heat dissipation. Analytical and finite-element methods are described for predicting the thermal impedance of a piezoelectric bender. The predictions are compared experimentally using thermal imaging on a piezoelectric bender with laminated miniature power electronics.

DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2014.2311040
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Yuenkuan Yong
2014 Namavar 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]
DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2013.2253115
Citations Scopus - 2
2014 Fleming AJ, 'Measuring and predicting resolution in nanopositioning systems', MECHATRONICS, 24 605-618 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.mechatronics.2013.10.003
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2014 Fleming AJ, 'Measuring and predicting resolution in nanopositioning systems', Mechatronics, 24 605-618 (2014) [C1]

The resolution is a critical performance metric of precision mechatronic systems such as nanopositioners and atomic force microscopes. However, there is not presently a strict def... [more]

The resolution is a critical performance metric of precision mechatronic systems such as nanopositioners and atomic force microscopes. However, there is not presently a strict definition for the measurement or reporting of this parameter. This article defines resolution as the smallest distance between two non-overlapping position commands. Methods are presented for simulating and predicting resolution in both the time and frequency domains. In order to simplify resolution measurement, a new technique is proposed which allows the resolution to be estimated from a measurement of the closed-loop actuator voltage. Simulation and experimental results demonstrate the proposed techniques. The paper concludes by comparing the resolution benefits of new control schemes over standard output feedback techniques. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.mechatronics.2013.10.003
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Teo YR, Russell D, Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, 'Optimal integral force feedback and structured PI tracking control: Application for objective lens positioner', Mechatronics, 24 701-711 (2014) [C1]

This paper describes a new vibration damping technique based on Integral Force Feedback (IFF). Classical IFF utilizes a force sensor and integral controller to damp the resonance ... [more]

This paper describes a new vibration damping technique based on Integral Force Feedback (IFF). Classical IFF utilizes a force sensor and integral controller to damp the resonance modes of a mechanical system. However, the maximum modal damping depends on the frequency difference between the system's poles and zeros. If the frequency difference is small, the achievable modal damping may be severely limited. The proposed technique allows an arbitrary damping ratio to be achieved by introducing an additional feed-through term to the control system. This results in an extra degree of freedom that allows the position of the zeros to be modified and the maximum modal damping to be increased. The second contribution of this paper is a structured PI tracking controller that is parameterized to cancel the additional pole introduced by integral force feedback. The parameterized controller has only one tuning parameter and does not suffer from reduced phase margin. The proposed techniques are demonstrated on a piezoelectric objective lens positioner. The results show exceptional tracking and damping performance while maintaining insensitivity to changes in resonance frequency. The maximum bandwidth achievable with a commercial PID controller is 26.1 Hz. In contrast, with the proposed damping and tracking controller, the bandwidth is increased to 255 Hz. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.mechatronics.2014.04.004
Citations Web of Science - 1
2013 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1063/1.4815982
Co-authors Brett Ninness
2013 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1109/TUFFC.2013.2745
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2013 Fleming AJ, 'A review of nanometer resolution position sensors: Operation and performance', SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL, 190 106-126 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.sna.2012.10.016
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 25
2013 Yong 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]
DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2012.2193895
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Yuenkuan Yong, Reza Moheimani
2012 Fleming AJ, 'Note: A method for estimating the resolution of nanopositioning systems', Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 086101 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2012 Fleming AJ, 'Getting the message about noise across, loud and clear', IEEE Control Systems, 32 110-124 (2012) [C2]
2011 Kenton 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]
DOI 10.1063/1.3664613
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 10
2011 Fairbairn 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]
DOI 10.1109/JMEMS.2011.2168809
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2011 Fleming AJ, 'Dual-stage vertical feedback for high-speed scanning probe microscopy', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 19 156-165 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TCST.2010.2040282
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 23
2010 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1109/TNANO.2009.2032418
Citations Scopus - 78Web of Science - 57
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2010 Fleming AJ, 'Quantitative scanning probe microscope topographies by charge linearization of the vertical actuator', Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 103701 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.3488359
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2010 Fleming AJ, Kenton BJ, Leang KK, 'Bridging the gap between conventional and video-speed scanning probe microscopes', Ultramicroscopy, 110 1205-1214 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ultramic.2010.04.016
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 37
2010 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.sna.2010.04.008
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 35
2010 Fleming AJ, 'Nanopositioning system with force feedback for high-performance tracking and vibration control', IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 15 433-447 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2009.2028422
Citations Scopus - 69Web of Science - 47
2009 Leang KK, Fleming AJ, 'High-speed serial-kinematic SPM scanner: Design and drive considerations', Asian Journal of Control, 11 144-153 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/asjc.090
Citations Scopus - 54Web of Science - 50
2009 Fleming AJ, 'A megahertz bandwidth dual amplifier for driving piezoelectric actuators and other highly capacitive loads', Review of Scientific Instruments, 80 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.3234261
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4
2009 Fleming AJ, Wills AG, 'Optimal periodic trajectories for band-limited systems', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 17 552-562 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/tcst.2008.2001375
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 23
2008 Wills 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]
DOI 10.1109/tcst.2007.903062
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Brett Ninness, Reza Moheimani
2008 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1109/tcst.2008.921798
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2008 Maess 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]
DOI 10.1063/1.2826428
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 14
2008 Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'Charge drives for scanning probe microscope positioning stages', Ultramicroscopy, 108 1551-1557 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ultramic.2008.05.004
Citations Scopus - 48Web of Science - 40
2008 Clayton GM, Tien S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Devasia S, 'Inverse-feedforward of charge-controlled piezopositioners', Mechatronics, 18 273-281 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.mechatronics.2007.07.006
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 46
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2007 Aphale 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]
DOI 10.1049/mnl:20065075
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2007 Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Integral resonant control of collocated smart structures', Smart Materials & Structures, 16 439-446 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0964-1726/16/2/023
Citations Scopus - 100
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2007 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1109/tcst.2006.890276
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2007 Bhikkaji 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]
DOI 10.1109/tcst.2007.902947
Citations Scopus - 104Web of Science - 75
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2007 Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Integral control of collocated smart structures', Proceedings of SPIE, 6525 1-11 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1117/12.715477
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2006 Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Sensorless vibration suppression and scan compensation for piezoelectric tube nanopositioners', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 14 33-44 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TCST.2005.860511
Citations Scopus - 137Web of Science - 105
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2006 Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Inertial vibration control using a shunted electromagnetic transducer', IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 11 84-92 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2005.863364
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2006 Niederberger D, Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Adaptive electromagnetic shunt damping', IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 11 103-108 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2005.859844
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2005 Fleming 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)
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2005 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1109/TCST.2004.838547
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2005 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1109/TCST.2004.839565
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2005 Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Passive vibration control via electromagnetic shunt damping', IEEE-Asme Transactions on Mechatronics, 10 118-122 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2004.835341
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2005 Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'A grounded-load charge amplifier for reducing hysteresis in piezoelectric tube scanners', Review of Scientific Instruments, 76 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.1938952
Citations Scopus - 74Web of Science - 65
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2004 Fleming 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)
DOI 10.1109/CDC.2004.1428849
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2004 Niederberger D, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Adaptive multi-mode resonant piezoelectric shunt dampening', Smart Materials and Structures, 1025-1035 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0964-1726/13/5/007
Citations Scopus - 59Web of Science - 53
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2004 Moheimani 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]
DOI 10.1177/1045389X04039701
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2004 Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'Dynamics, stability and control of multivariable piezoelectric shunts', IEEE ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 9 87-99 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2004.823882
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Precision current and charge amplifiers for driving highly capacitive piezoelectric loads', Electronic Letters, 39 282-284 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/el:20030235
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 41
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Behrens S, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Multiple mode current flowing passive piezoelectric shunt controller', Journal of Sound and Vibration, 266 929-942 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0022-460X(02)01380-9
Citations Scopus - 62Web of Science - 44
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'A broadband controller for shunt piezoelectric damping of structural vibration', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 18-28 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0964-1726/12/1/303
Citations Scopus - 83Web of Science - 72
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Adaptive piezoelectric shunt damping', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 36-48 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0964-1726/12/1/305
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 43
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'Reducing the inductance requirements of piezolelectric shunt dampening systems', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 57-64 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0964-1726/12/1/307
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'On the feedback structure of wideband piezoelectric shunt damping systems', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 49-56 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0964-1726/12/1/306
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1109/TCST.2003.816415
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2002 Fleming 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)
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2002 McKelvey 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
2001 Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'Highly resonant controller for multimode piezoelectric shunt damping', Electronic Letters, 37 No 25 1505-1506 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2001 Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SOR, 'Innovations in piezoelectric shunt damping', SMART STRUCTURES AND DEVICES, 4235 89-101 (2001)
DOI 10.1117/12.420891
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2001 Behrens 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)
DOI 10.1117/12.432707
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2000 Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'Synthetic impedance for implementation of piezoelectric shunt-damping circuits', Electronics Letters, 36, no 18 1525-1526 (2000) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/el:20001083
Citations Scopus - 82Web of Science - 79
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
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Conference (71 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Islam MN, Fleming AJ, 'A Novel and Compatible Sensing Coil for a Capsule in Wireless Capsule Endoscopy for Real Time Localization', IEEE Sensors 2014 Proceedings, Valencia (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICSENS.2014.6985326
2014 Teo YR, Russell D, Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, 'Optimal Integral Force Feedback and Structured PI Tracking Control: Application for High Speed Confocal Microscopy', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.00297
2014 Russell D, Fleming AJ, Aphale SS, 'Improving the positioning bandwidth of the Integral Resonant Control Scheme through strategic zero placement', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.00191
2014 Teo YR, Fleming AJ, 'Active damping control using optimal Integral Force Feedback', Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ACC.2014.6858699
2014 Russell 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]
DOI 10.1109/ACC.2014.6858694
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Teo 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]
DOI 10.1109/ACC.2014.6858916
2014 Teo 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]
2014 Rios 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]
2013 Teo YR, Fleming AJ, 'Resolution of sensors with capacitive source impedance', IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings, Baltimore, MD (2013) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688584
2013 Fleming AJ, Ninness B, Wills AG, 'Spectral estimation using dual sensors with uncorrelated noise', IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings, Baltimore, MD (2013) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688583
Co-authors Brett Ninness
2013 Fleming 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]
Co-authors Yuenkuan Yong
2013 Fleming 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]
2013 Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'An experimental comparison of PI, inversion, and damping control for high performance nanopositioning', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Washington, DC (2013) [E1]
2013 Namavar 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]
Citations Scopus - 2
2013 Fleming AJ, 'Position sensor performance in nanometer resolution feedback systems', Proceedings of the 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Hangzhou, China (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20130410-3-CN-2034.00010
2013 Fleming AJ, 'Time domain resolution of nanopositioning systems', Proceedings of the 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20130410-3-CN-2034.00011
2012 Fleming 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]
Citations Scopus - 4
2011 Fairbairn 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]
DOI 10.1109/AIM.2011.6026982
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2011 Yong 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]
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Yuenkuan Yong
2011 Fairbairn 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]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2011 Fleming 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]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2010 Eielsen AA, Fleming AJ, 'Passive shunt damping of a piezoelectric stack nanopositioner', 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (2010) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2010 Fleming AJ, 'High speed nanopositioning with force feedback', 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (2010) [E1]
2010 Fleming 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]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2010 Kuiper S, Fleming AJ, Schitter G, 'Dual actuation for high speed atomic force microscopy', 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Cambridge, MA (2010) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2010 Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'High performance nanopositioning with integrated strain and force feedback', 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Cambridge, MA (2010) [E1]
2009 Fleming AJ, 'High-speed vertical positioning for contact-mode atomic force microscopy', 2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Proceedings, Singapore (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AIM.2009.5229959
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2009 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1109/acc.2009.5159934
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2009 Fleming AJ, 'Time-domain adaptive feed-forward control of nanopositioning systems with periodic inputs', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, St Louis, MO (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/acc.2009.5160708
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2008 Aphale 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
2008 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1117/12.778121
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2008 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.1892
2008 Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'A second-order controller for resonance damping and tracking control of nanopositioning systems', 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2008, ICAST 2008 (2008)

This paper presents a simple second-order controller that damps the resonance typical of piezoelectric nanopositioners and delivers good tracking performance. This method employs ... [more]

This paper presents a simple second-order controller that damps the resonance typical of piezoelectric nanopositioners and delivers good tracking performance. This method employs the Integral Resonant Control scheme (IRC) for damping the dominant resonant mode of the piezoelectric nanopositioner and uses an integral controller to achieve tracking performance. As disturbance rejection is a main concern in nanopositioning applications, the control scheme is tested for its disturbance rejection performance. It is seen that the control scheme has good disturbance rejection characteristics deeming it suitable for nanopositioning applications. To test the tracking performance, the system is made to track a 20 Hz triangular input at various integral gains. It is shown that improved tracking performance can be achieved at high gains with only a slight degradation in disturbance rejection performance at high frequencies.

Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2008 Leang KK, Fleming AJ, 'High-speed serial-kinematic AFM scanner: Design and drive considerations', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2008, Seattle, Washington (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/acc.2008.4586983
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13
2008 Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'Evaluation of charge drives for scanning probe microscope positioning stages', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2008, Seattle, Washington (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/acc.2008.4586791
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
2008 Maess 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]
DOI 10.1109/acc.2008.4586790
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3
2007 Aphale 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]
DOI 10.1109/acc.2007.4283080
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2007 Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'Integral resonant control of collocated smart structures', SMART MATERIALS & STRUCTURES (2007) [E4]
DOI 10.1088/0964-1726/16/2/023
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 83
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2007 Clayton 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]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2007 Aphale 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
2007 Maess 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]
Citations Scopus - 3
2007 Fleming 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
2007 Aphale 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2007 Bhikkaji 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2007 Aphale 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
2006 Fleming 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
2006 Fleming 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
2005 Wills 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]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Brett Ninness, Reza Moheimani
2005 Fleming 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
2005 Ratnam 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]
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2004 Fleming 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
2004 Niederberger 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
2004 Behrens 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
2004 Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Control orientated synthesis of electromagnetic shunt impedances for vibration isolation', CD ROM, Sydney (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2004 Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Vibration isolation using a shunted electromagnetic transducer', Conference Paper, San Diego California USA (2004) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2004 Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Synthesis of optimal piezoelectric shunt impedances for structural vibration control', Conference Paper, San Diego California USA (2004) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Behrens 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)
Citations Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Fleming 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]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Electrodynamic Vibration Suppression', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Improved current and charge amplifiers for driving piezoelectric loads', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Robust passive Piezoelectric Shunt Dampener', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2003 Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'An Autonomous Piezoelectric Shunt Damping System', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2002 Moheimani 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
2002 Moheimani 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
2002 Behrens S, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Multiple Mode Passive Piezoelectric Shunt Dampener', Mechatronic Systems, Berkeley, California, USA (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2002 Fleming 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
2002 Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Power Harvesting Piezoelectric Shunt Damping', Mechatronic Systems, Berkeley, California, USA (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2002 Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Series-Parallel Impedance Structure for Piezoelectric Vibration Damping', Proceedings of SPIE - Smart Materials II, Melbourne, Australia (2002) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2002 Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Adaptive Piezoelectric Shunt Damping', Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Damping and Isolation, San Diego, USA (2002) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2000 McKelvey 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]
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2000 Fleming 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Rios SA, Fleming AJ, 'Systems and Methods for Driving Piezoelectric Benders', (2013)
2012 Fleming AJ, 'Charge Drive with Active DC Stabilization', (2012)
2010 Fleming AJ, 'A Positioning System and Method', (2010)
2002 Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SOR, 'Power harvesting from piezoelectric transducers', (2002)
2001 Fleming 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2004 Fleming 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 grants 27
Total funding $10,318,640

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20153 grants / $291,300

Atomic Resolution Sensors for Imaging and Metrological Science$266,300

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400362
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

VESPA$15,000

Funding body: Calvary Mater Newcastle

Funding body Calvary Mater Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Doctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Dr Joerg Lehmann, Miss Narges Miri
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500770
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

VESPA project$10,000

Funding body: TROG Cancer Research

Funding body TROG Cancer Research
Project Team Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Doctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Dr Joerg Lehmann
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401525
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20142 grants / $69,940

DVC(R) Research Support for Future Fellow (FT13)$60,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301413
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2014 International Visitor from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway$9,940

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor Arnfinn Aas Eielsen
Scheme International Research Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400875
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20133 grants / $906,420

Integrated Piezoelectric Microsystems for Actuation and Sensing$749,920

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Future Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300028
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Nano-Optical Microscopy, Characterization and Fabrication Facility$155,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Erich Kisi, Professor Dirk Van Helden
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200167
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

American Control Conference, Washington DC, USA, 17 - 19 June 2013$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300882
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20123 grants / $356,500

Probe based nano-fabrication of micro-electronic and mechanical systems$340,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming, Professor John O'Connor
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100209
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A Miniature Interferometer for Sub-Nanometer Position Sensing over Long Distances$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200349
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Actuator 2012, Bremen, Germany, 18 - 20 June 2012$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200766
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $11,500

High Speed Nanopositioning with Nanometer Resolution$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100664
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

American Control Conference, San Francisco, California, 29/6/2011 - 1/7/2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100312
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20094 grants / $1,301,500

New drives and control techniques for high performance piezoelectric actuation$580,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188750
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Singapore, 14-17 July$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190429
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20085 grants / $6,530,584

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$5,400,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

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
Scheme ARC Centres of Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188623
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

CDSC Sub-Account: Mechatronics$785,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme ARC Centres of Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo GS090005
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$323,084

Funding body: NSW Department of State and Regional Development

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
Scheme Centres of Excellence (Partner)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189187
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Reduction of Creep, Hysteresis and Temperature Drift in Piezoelectric Actuators$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor Mehmet Yuce
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188415
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

SPIE Smart Structure and Materials 2008, San Diego, CA 9/3/2008 - 13/3/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188556
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20062 grants / $833,996

Nano-positioning facility for nano-scale measurement and manipulation$530,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

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
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185548
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Analysis, Optimization, and Control of Scanning Atomic Force Microscope Micro-Cantilever Probes$303,996

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185309
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20051 grants / $2,500

The 44th Annual IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 12-15 December 2005$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185867
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20042 grants / $14,400

Scanning Tunnelling Microscope with sub-Nanometer Resolution$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0185009
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 14-17 December 2004, Bahamas$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Fleming
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184838
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current9

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters1.2
PhD3.25

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Multifunctional and Integrated Piezoelectric Devices and Study the Use of Piezoelectric Devices for Energy Harvesting
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Masters Design and Development of Nano-positioning Devices for Atomic Force Microscopy Applications
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 Masters Nonlinear Model Predictive Path Following Control for Model Robot
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Remote EPID Based Verification if IMRT and VMAT Delivery for Clinical Trials
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD High-Speed Nanopositioning with Nanometer Resolution for Imaging and Probe Based Nanofabrication
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters High Resolution Digital-to-Analog Converter Techniques and Applications
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Study of the Physics and Photonic Properties of Structures Created from Sub-wavelength Optical Phenomena
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Piezoelectric Bender Actuators for Miniature Robotics
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Real Time Localisation of an Endoscope Capsule using Electromagnetic Field Method (EMF)
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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News

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Project funding success

November 19, 2014

Dr Andrew Fleming has been awarded more than $266,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for his research project Atomic Resolution Sensors for Imaging and Metrological Science.

Dr Mark Lock

$8.8M ARC funding

November 8, 2013

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has today awarded $8.8 million in Discovery Project research funding to the University of Newcastle. The funding will extend across 19 projects, an increase of 6 projects and $4.2 million since last year.

Dr Andrew Fleming

Position

Future Fellow
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Details

Email andrew.fleming@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6493
Mobile (02) 4921 7223
Fax (02) 4960 1712

Office

Room EF07H/EE106
Building Engineering F/Engineering E
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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