Dr Arash   Khatamianfar
Senior Lecturer

Dr Arash Khatamianfar

Sch: Electrical Eng & Telecom

Dr Arash Khatamianfar received his Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering with major in Electronics, and his Master of Science degree (M.S.c) in Electrical Engineering with major in Control Engineering and Robotics from Iran in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He began to work as part-time lecturer in Sadjad University of Technology back in his hometown for two years teaching undergraduate subjects in Electrical Engineering where he also developed a new course in robot manipulators. In early 2011, he was awarded the University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) from University of New South Wales (UNSW) to pursue his Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering with focus on Control Systems and Robotics, and he completed his Ph.D. studies in 2015. His research interests include application of educational technologies in engineering course development, robotics and mechatronics, dynamic systems modelling and control, nonlinear and robust control, model predictive control, and control applications in real-life and industrial systems.


Arash also gained industry experience during his university studies. He worked as an intern in BASH Pty. Ltd. in his hometown for his internship program, where he designed and implemented a temperature control system to maintain the temperature of the porcelain furnace at a fixed level for 8 hours. Moreover, before commencing his PhD studies, He received professional training in SIEMENS A&D Training Center operated by TAVAN PARDAZ NIRO in Tehran, Iran, on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs, SIEMENS S7-300, S7-400) and Motor Drives (DRIVER LG IS5) as Control Engineer, which are industrial-grade controller and driver systems used in automation industry. Furthermore, before submitting his PhD thesis, he worked for Buildings Alive Pty. Ltd. in Sydney working as Systems and R&D Engineer. His task was to develop advanced methods for improving energy consumption in commercial and business office buildings by providing base-line prediction of the last day energy consumption and peak-demand energy prediction.


Arash has a deep passion for teaching and learning as he took on teacher assistance role (TA) in running tutorials for several undergraduate courses just after his first year of undergraduate studies. He has always enjoyed sharing his knowledge and skills with his students to teach them problem solving techniques and self-independent learning skills. While doing his Ph.D. studies at UNSW, he started working as casual academic where he was in charge of running tutorials and lab demonstration for several undergraduate subjects. His passion, dedication, and commitment in delivering high quality lab demonstrations and tutorials for his students earned him the first ever Best Lab Demonstrator Award in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications in 2014 at UNSW based on students’ satisfaction rate, and he was nominated for the same title again in the following year. Three years later after coordinating a first-year subject in Electrical Engineering with nearly 500 students, he was nominated by the students for the Best Lecturer Award in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW in 2018.


He has been quite active in Systems and Control group in the School, particularly in running teaching laboratories and training lab demonstrators for subjects related to Control Systems and Engineering, as well as collaborating in Systems and Control Research laboratories and supervising undergraduate thesis students.


Please check his official page at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications website for more details on his qualifications, awards, employment, and teaching histories.  

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  • Journal articles | 2019
    Khatamianfar A; Savkin AV, 2019, 'Real-time robust and optimized control of a 3D overhead crane system', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s19153429
    Journal articles | 2015
    Khatamianfar A; Bagheri M, 2015, 'Application of Independent Joint Control Strategy for Discrete-Time Servo Control of Overhead Cranes', Journal of Modeling and simulation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, vol. 1, pp. 25 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.22075/MSEEE.2015.248
    Journal articles | 2013
    Khatamianfar A; Khalid M; Savkin AV; Agelidis VG, 2013, 'Improving wind farm dispatch in the australian electricity market with battery energy storage using model predictive control', IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 4, pp. 745 - 755, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2013.2245427
    Journal articles | 2010
    Fateh MM; Farahani SS; Khatamianfar A, 2010, 'Task space control of a welding robot using a fuzzy coordinator', International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, vol. 8, pp. 574 - 582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12555-010-0310-9
  • Conference Papers | 2015
    Khatamianfar A, 2015, 'Discrete-time servo control of overhead cranes with robust load swing damping', in 2015 European Control Conference, ECC 2015, pp. 1112 - 1119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ECC.2015.7330689
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Khatamianfar A, 2014, 'A new approach to overhead cranes parameter estimation and friction modeling', in Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, pp. 2581 - 2586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/smc.2014.6974316
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Khatamianfar A; Savkin AV, 2014, 'A new discrete-time approach to anti-swing tracking control of overhead cranes', in Control Applications (CCA), 2014 IEEE Conference on, IEEE, pp. 790 - 795, presented at Control Applications (CCA), 2014 IEEE Conference on, 08 October 2014 - 10 October 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCA.2014.6981437
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Khatamianfar A; Savkin AV, 2014, 'A new tracking control approach for 3D overhead crane systems using model predictive control', in Control Conference (ECC), 2014 European, pp. 796 - 801, presented at Control Conference (ECC), 2014 European, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ECC.2014.6862298
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Khatamianfar A; Khalid ; Savkin AV; Agelidis VG, 2012, 'Wind power dispatch control with battery energy storage using model predictive control', in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 733 - 738, presented at 2012 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 03 October 2012 - 05 October 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCA.2012.6402350
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Hassani A; Khatamianfar A, 2010, 'Robust control of a MEMS optical switch using fuzzy tuning sliding mode', in ICCAS 2010 - International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, pp. 2281 - 2284
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Shahrabi Farahani S; Fateh MM; Khatamianfar A, 2009, 'Fuzzy position control of a SCARA welding robot in task space', in Fuzzy position control of a SCARA welding robot in task space, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, pp. 134 - 139, presented at 17th Iranian Conference on Electric Engineering (ICEE2009), Tehran, Iran, 12 May 2009 - 14 May 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Khatamianfar A; Fateh MM; Shahrabi Farahani S, 2009, 'Modelling and control of gas metal arc welding process', in Modelling and control of gas metal arc welding process, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran, presented at 9th Iranian Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, (ICME09), Birjand, Iran, 03 March 2009 - 05 March 2009
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Khatamianfar A; Fateh MM; Farahani SS, 2008, 'On sliding mode control of the manual gas metal arc welding process', in Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, pp. 3570 - 3575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2008.4811852