Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

- Finite time control for robot interacting with unknown environment - Shared control Human-Robot Grinding Systems for Metal parts - Multi-arm coordination for flexible material manipulation - Optimal Human-robot collaboration for disassembly in Remanufacturing - Inline process condition monitoring for remote laser welding - Advanced industrial robots for 3D surface finishing

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Research Focus

Dr. Mien Van is a Lecturer in Robotics and Control Engineering. Prior joining Queen's, He was a Senior Research Fellow with the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK from 2018 to 2019. and hold a number of academic positions with National University of Singapore, NTU and University of Warwick, UK from 2015 to 2018. He received the Ph.D. degree in Control Engineering and Robotics from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, South Korea, in 2015.

He has authored and co-authored for over 40 journals and conference papers. Many papers are published in prestigious journals, including IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, etc. He was awarded several prizes for his research impacts, including IET Science, Measurement and Technology Premium Awards in 2017, Prestigious Best Paper award from BK21 (Brain Korean, South Korean Goverment) in 2015, etc. His current research interests include manufacturing robotics, robot control, robot-vision systems, fault diagnosis and fault tolerant, machine learning, and sensing and perception.

Dr. Mien Van is an Assosiate Editor of the International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, Springer.


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Manipulators Engineering & Materials Science
Robots Engineering & Materials Science
Sliding mode control Engineering & Materials Science
Bearings (structural) Engineering & Materials Science
Controllers Engineering & Materials Science
Failure analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Visual servoing Engineering & Materials Science
Neural networks Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2011 2020

  • 32 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 3 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Open Access
Disturbance Observer
Fuzzy Integral
Fault-tolerant Control
Robot Manipulator
Sliding mode control
3 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Neural networks
Computer simulation
14 Citations (Scopus)
150 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Sliding mode control
2 Citations (Scopus)
Sliding mode control
Adaptive systems
Closed loop systems

A Novel Adaptive Gain of Optimal Sliding Mode Controller for Linear Time-Varying Systems

Do, X. P., Van, M. & Choi, S-B., 19 Nov 2019, (Accepted) In : Applied Sciences (Switzerland).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Time varying systems
optimal control


Best paper award

Mien Van (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

human being

Best Paper Award at ICROS conference

Mien Van (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

IET Science, Measurement and Technology Premium Awards in 2017

Mien Van (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Participation in Festival/Exhibition
  • 1 Editorial activity

EEECS Behind the Scenes Event

Mien Van (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

International Journal of Control Automation and Systems (Journal)

Mien Van (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity