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

  • 2013, Ryan Ahmed, Mohammed El Sayed, Saeid Habibi, and Jimi Tjong (2013): Reduced-Order Electrochemical Model Parameters Identification and SOC Estimation for Healthy and Aged Li-Ion Batteries. Part II: Aged Battery Model and State of Charge Estimation, IEEE Journal of Emerging Technologies, Special Issue on Transportation and Electrification. (Recommended for Publication)
  • 2013, S. A. Gadsden and S. R. Habibi, Model‐Based Fault Detection of a Battery System in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle, ,Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, 2012. Article in Press
  • 2013, Dhafar Al-Ani and S. Habibi, “Optimal Operation of Water Pumping Stations and Reservoirs”, International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 2013
  • 2013, R. M Ahmed, M. A. El Sayed, S. A. Gadsden, J. Tjong, and S. R. Habibi, Engine Fault Detection and Classification using Artificial Neural Network Techniques, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology Article in Press (VT-2012-01219).
  • 2013, V. T. Jouppila, S. A. Gadsden, G. M. Bone, A. U. Ellman, and S. R. Habibi, Sliding Mode Control of a Pneumatic Muscle Actuator System with a PWM Strategy, International Journal of Fluid Power Article in Press (IJFP‐335‐12).
  • 2013, S. A. Gadsden, S. R. Habibi, and T. Kirubarajan, Kalman and Smooth Variable Structure Filters for Robust Estimation, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems Article in Press (TAES‐201100768).
  • 2013, S. A. Gadsden, M. Al-Shabi, I. Arasaratnam, and S. R. Habibi, Combined Cubature Kalman and Smooth Variable Structure Filtering: A Robust Nonlinear Estimation Strategy, Signal Processing, Elsevier, 2013. Article in Press.
  • 2013, S. A. Gadsden, Y. Song, and S. R. Habibi, A Novel Model‐Based Estimator for the Purposes of Fault Detection and Diagnosis, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 18, No.4
  • 2013, S. A. Gadsden and S. R. Habibi, Model‐Based Fault Detection of a Battery System in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 7. No. 7.
  • 2013, Y.Song and S. R. Habibi, Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator Modeling, Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Trans. tech. Publications, Vol. 307, pp 131-135
  • 2013, A. Gadsden and S. R. Habibi, A New Robust Filtering Strategy for Linear Systems, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements and Control, v 135, n 1, 2013.
  • 2013, M. Al-Shabi, S. A. Gadsden, and S. R. Habibi, Kalman Filtering Strategies Utilizing the Chattering Effects of the Smooth Variable Structure Filter, Signal Processing,2013, v 93, n 2, p 420 - 431
  • 2012, S. A. Gadsden, S. R. Habibi, and T. Kirubarajan, The Smooth Particle Variable Structure Filter,Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Eng., v 36, n2, pp177-193, 2012.
  • 2012, S. A. Gadsden, D. Dunne, S. R. Habibi, and T. Kirubarajan, Nonlinear Estimation Techniques Applied on Target Tracking Problems, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements and Control, , v 134, n 5, 2012.
  • 2012, Al Said M. and S. Habibi, Inner-loop control for an Electrohydrostatic Actuation System, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements and Control, Volume 134, Issue 1.
  • 2011, Wang S., Burton R., and Habibi S., The Smooth Sliding Mode Controller and Filter applied to An Electrohydraulic Actuator System, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME, v 133, n 2, 2011
  • 2011, Al-Shabi M. and Habibi S.R. Iterative Smooth Variable Structure Filter for Parameter Estimation, ISRN Journal of Signal Processing, SP-120351, volume 2011, Article ID 725108, 18 pages, 2011.
  • 2011, Gadsden A.A., M. Al-Shabi and Habibi S.R. Estimation Strategies for the Condition Monitoring of a Battery System in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle, ISRN Journal of Signal Processing, volume 2011, Article ID 120351, 17 pages.
  • 2010, S. Wang, R. Burton, and S Habibi, Sliding Mode Controller and Filter applied to An Electrohydraulic Actuator System, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 133, pp. 024504-1-7.
  • 2009, Wang S., Burton R., and Habibi S., 2009, “Filtering controller in sliding mode: From the estimation to control”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, v 223, n 6, pp. 833-846
  • 2009, Wang S., Habibi S., and Burton R, A comparative study OF A Smooth Variable Structure Filter and the extended kalman filter Sliding Mode Control for an Electrohydraulic, CSME Transactions, Vol. 32 No. 3-4,  2009.
  • 2009, Wang S., Habibi S., and Burton R., A Comparative Study of a Smooth Variable Structure Filter and the EKF for Sliding Mode Control for an Electrohydraulic Actuator, CSME Trans, 32 (3-4), pp 353-369.
  • 2008, Chinniah Y., Burton R., Habibi S. and Sampson E. (08) Identification of the Nonlinear Friction Characteristics in a Hydraulic Actuator using the Extended Kalman Filter, Trans. CSME, 32 (2), pp. 121-136.
  • 2008, Habibi S., Parameter Estimation using a Combined Variable Structure and Kalman Filtering Approach, ASME J. of Dyn. Syst., Meas.Control, 130(5), pp. 51004-1 - 51004-14
  • 2008, Habibi S., Roach J., and Luecke G., Inner-loop Control For Electro-Mechanical (EMA) Flight Surface Actuation Systems, ASME J. of Dyn. Syst., Meas.Control V130, N5, pp. 51002-1 - 51002-13
  • 2008, Wang S., Burton R., and Habibi S.,  Sliding Mode Control for an Electrohydraulic Actuation System with Discontinuous Nonlinear Friction, Proc. IMechE 222(8) Part I: J. Syst.& Cont. pp.799-815.
  • 2007, Wang S.,  Habibi S., and Burton R.,A Smooth Variable Structure Filter for State Estimation, Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 386-394.
  • 2007, Habibi S., The Smooth Variable Structure Filter, (Invited Paper), Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 95, No. 5, pp. 1026-1059.
  • 2007, Habibi S. 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 Vol. 129, No.2, pp. 229-235.
  • 2006, Chinniah Y., Habibi S., and Burton R. Parameter Identification in a High Performance Hydrostatic Actuation System Using the Unscented Kalman Filter, Trans. of CSME, Vol. 30, No.3, pp. 375-389.
  • 2006, 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., Vol. 36, No. 5., pp 656-667.
  • 2006, Habibi S., The Extended Variable Structure Filter,  ASME Journal of Dynamic  Systems, Measurement, and Control, Transactions of the ASME, Vol. 128, No. 2, June, pp.341-351.
  • 2006, Chinniah Y., Burton R. and Habibi S., Failure Monitoring in a High Performance Hydrostatic Actuation System using the Extended Kalman Filter, Mechatronics, Vol. 16, No. 10, December, p 643-653.
  • 2006, Habibi S.,  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, Vol. 128, No. 4, December, pp. 778-787.
  • 2005 Habibi S., 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, 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.