Dr Matt Turner


Professor of Control Engineering,

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Aerospace & Computational Engineering Research Group

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2548

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2619
Email: mct6@le.ac.uk

Location: Room 803, Engineering Tower

Education & Professional Qualifications

  • BEng (Surrey)
  • PhD (Leicester)
  • MIEEE (Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers)
  • FHEA


  • Dr. Turner's website may be found here

Teaching & Administration

  • EG2401 - Introduction to Aircraft Performance and Stability
  • EG4321 - Nonlinear Control (4th Year)
  • EG7040 - Nonlinear Control (MSc)
  • Third/fourth year/MSc Projects


For links to publications, please see  personal website .

Selected recent publications:


Dr. Turner's research interests lie on the boundary between linear and nonlinear control. In other words he is
interested in how largely linear control methods can be used for systems which have nonlinear characteristics. This
has much practical appeal due to (i) the preponderance of linear controllers in industrial settings and (ii) the fact
that all real-world systems are, to some extent, nonlinear. He is particularly interested in the design of additional
control elements to improve the behaviour of existing (legacy) controllers.

Dr. Turner is interested in both the theory and practice of control engineering. His post-doctoral research first
ignited his interest in anti-windup compensator design and he has contributed to both the theory behind anti-windup
algorithms and the implementation of anti-windup compensators on real systems. He was part of a Leicester/DLR team
which implemented anti-windup compensators for pilot-induced-oscillation suppression, and has substantial experience
in the design and flight test of anti-windup compensators. His ideas on anti-windup control have also been applied to
various other aerospace applications as well as hard-disk drives and automotive systems.

Another strand of research has been investigating the design and implementation of robust controllers for flight
control systems. He has designed robust controllers for the NRC experimental fly-by-wire Bell 205 helicopters, the
Westland Lynx and the AgustaWestland EH101. Recent research is looking into the control of novel actuators for
vibration reduction in helicopters.

Dr. Turner is also interested in classical absolute stability theory and its modern interpretation. He
is particularly interested in multiplier, IQC (integral quadratic constraint), and novel Lyapunov approaches to
absolute stability analysis.

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