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Prof Barry Lennox - personal details

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Prof Barry Lennox

Role: Professor of Applied Control

Tel: 0161 306-4661

Location: Sackville Street Building-E1H
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Barry Lennox is Professor of Applied Control and Nuclear Engineering Decommissioning in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester and is the Research Director of the Dalton Cumbrian Facility. He is an expert in applied control systems and their use in process operations and robotics and has considerable experience in transferring leading edge technology in to industry. He co-founded Perceptive Engineering, a process control solution provider who now employ 25 FTEs, in 2002 and developed the Acoustek pipeline monitoring and tube inspection system, which is now used routinely to detect blockages in subsea natural gas pipelines in the North Sea, USA and Asia.

Barry has experience in the use of robotic systems in the nuclear decommissioning industry, having been involved in several projects in this area, including the development of the AVEXIS submersible robot that has now been commercialised for use in the nuclear sector. Further details of his work in nuclear robotics are available through the UoM Robotics web pages. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed scientific papers in the areas of control systems and robotics, is the Vice-Chair of the IChemE Process Management and Control Special Interest Group and a board member of the Northern Robotics Group, the UK Automatic Control Council and the Engineering Professors’ Council.