2008 Engineering Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Rohan Shekhar graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering. In addition to earning First Class Honours, Rohan was awarded a University Medal. Rohan's final year thesis was entitled "Modelling and Automated Digging Control of a Cable Shovel". He was subsequently employed as a research engineer working on scale modelling and automation of excavation machinery.
Rohan was awarded the Scholarship to complete a PhD in Engineering focusing on 'Variable Horizon Model Predictive Control', a technology particularly suited to the automation of vehicles at the University of Cambridge.
Studied at: University of Cambridge
Rohan C. Shekhar received the B.E. degree (with honours) in Mechatronic Engineering from The University of Queensland in 2006. In 2008, he was awarded the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Engineering and an Honorary Poynton Cambridge Australia Fellowship for undertaking doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, receiving the Ph.D. degree in 2012. Since then, he has been working as a postdoctoral research fellow in Prof. Chris Manzie's dynamics and control team. From 2012-2015, his main research activity centred on automated alternative-fuel engine tuning using extremum-seeking control. During this time, he also pursued research in robust model predictive control, extending and furthering work from his doctoral thesis. Since mid-2015, he has been working on an industrial research project related to online calibration of model predictive controllers for diesel engines.
Scholarship Year: 2008
Fields of Interest
Science, Engineering, Automation