Professor

McMaster University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7

Office: JHE 307A
Email:
Voice: (905) 525-9140 x27765
Fax: (905) 572-7944


  • B.Sc. Hons, University of Dundee, 1986
    Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1990

Research Interests

  • Automotive Applications
  • Control Systsms
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • Mechatronics
  • Renewal & Sustainable Energy Systems

Specific Research Activities

The following is a list of my research interests:

  • Fluid Power and Hydraulics
  • State and Parameter Estimation
  • Variable Structure Systems Theory
  • Intelligent and Multivariable Control
  • Actuation Systems
  • Design Optimization
  • Fault Detection and Diagnosis

The applied areas of research that I am involved with include the following:

  • Aerospace
  • Robotics
  • Micro/Nano Precision Actuation
  • Water Distribution System (Energy Optimization and Leak Detection)
  • Sensors for Water Quality Determination
  • Automotive


Selected Publications

  • 2005, Habibi S.R., Burton R. and Sampson E., High Precision Hydrostatic Actuation Systems for Micro and Nano Manipulation of Heavy Loads, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME (accepted and to appear).
  • 2005, Chinniah Y., Burton R. and Habibi S.R., Failure Monitoring in a High Performance Hydrostatic Actuation System using the Extended Kalman Filter, International Journal of Mechatronics (accepted).
  • 2005, Habibi S.R., Performance Measures of the Variable Structure Filter, (Invited Paper – Special Issue on Industrial Automation and Control), Transaction of the CSME, Vol. 29., No. 2, pp. 267-297.
  • 2004, Habibi S.R. and Burton R. , Parameter Identification for a High Performance Hydrostatic Actuation System using the Variable Structure Filter Concept, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Transactions of the ASME (accepted and to appear).
  • 2004, Habibi S.R. , The Extended Variable Structure Filter, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Transactions of the ASME (accepted and to appear).
  • 2004, Gnanam G., Habibi S., Burton R. and Sulatisky M., Neural Network Control of Air-to-Fuel Ratio in a Bi-Fuel Engine, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Part C. (accepted and to appear).
  • 2004, Sampson E., Habibi S.R., Burton R. and Chinniah Y. , Effect Of Controller In Reducing Steady-State Error Due To Flow And Force Disturbances In The Electrohydraulic Actuator System, International Journal of Fluid Power, Vol. 5, No. 2.
  • 2003, Habibi S.R. and Burton R., Variable Structure Filter, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME, Vol. 125, pp 287-293.
  • 2003, Chinniah Y., Burton R. and Habibi S., Parameter Estimation in a Hydrostatic System using an Extended Kalman Filter, International Journal of Fluid Power, Vol. 4, No. 3.