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Commins, Philip Dr

Senior Research Fellow

  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • School of Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronics Engineering 2011 -

Overview


Dr Philip Commins is a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronics and Biomedical (MMMB) Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS). He has been acting in the role of Director for the Facility for Intelligent Fabrication since June 2021. 
 
Philip Commins received the B.E. degree (Hons.) in mechatronics , in 2006 and completed the Ph.D. degree in high precision tubular linear motors in 2013 from The University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. In 2011, he joined the Fault Current Limiter Research Group, University of Wollongong, as a Full Time Research Fellow, focusing on the modeling, optimizing, designing, and experimentally testing saturated core fault current limiters (FCLs). His work has included extensive magnetic modeling of saturated core FCLs using 3D finite-element-analysis techniques. In 2014 he joined the electric vehicle research group with an ARC discovery project, pursuing drive-by-wire research. This involves research with 4 in-wheel motors, steer by wire and brake by wire.
Since 2017, he has worked with the Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF), to carry out applied research in industrial automation. His research interests bring automation technologies to SME and large companies in Australia in order to increase the uptake of Industry 4.0 technologies.


Top Publications


Research Areas


Research Overview


  • Robotic Automation
    Precision Motion Control
    Linear and Nonlinear Electromagnetism
    Electric Motor Design
    Saturated Core Fault Current Limiters
    Superconducting Coils and Systems
    Simulation and Modelling of Dynamic and Multi-physics Systems
    Electric Vehicles

    Future Research Topics:
    Industry 4.0
    Augmented/Mixed Reality
    Robotics and Automation

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Study of Three Phase Induction Motor Operation Under Unbalanced Supply Voltages
    Master of Philosophy - EIS Controller design for four-wheel steering of four-wheel independent driven vehicle Jiang, Xi

Outreach And Community Service Activities


  • FSAE Faculty Advisor 2017 -

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in High Precision tubular linear motors, University of Wollongong, School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering 2013
  • B.E. in Mechatronics, School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering 2006

Keywords


  • Electric Vehicle - Drive by Wire, Fault Current Limiters, Intelligent Mechatronics, High Precision Motion Control, electric-vehicles, superconducting-fault-current-limiters, intelligent-mechatronics, high-precision-motion-control

Full Name


  • Dr Philip Anthony Commins

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • L-2296-2018

Top Publications


Research Areas


Research Overview


  • Robotic Automation
    Precision Motion Control
    Linear and Nonlinear Electromagnetism
    Electric Motor Design
    Saturated Core Fault Current Limiters
    Superconducting Coils and Systems
    Simulation and Modelling of Dynamic and Multi-physics Systems
    Electric Vehicles

    Future Research Topics:
    Industry 4.0
    Augmented/Mixed Reality
    Robotics and Automation

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Study of Three Phase Induction Motor Operation Under Unbalanced Supply Voltages
    Master of Philosophy - EIS Controller design for four-wheel steering of four-wheel independent driven vehicle Jiang, Xi

Outreach And Community Service Activities


  • FSAE Faculty Advisor 2017 -

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in High Precision tubular linear motors, University of Wollongong, School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering 2013
  • B.E. in Mechatronics, School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering 2006

Keywords


  • Electric Vehicle - Drive by Wire, Fault Current Limiters, Intelligent Mechatronics, High Precision Motion Control, electric-vehicles, superconducting-fault-current-limiters, intelligent-mechatronics, high-precision-motion-control

Full Name


  • Dr Philip Anthony Commins

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • L-2296-2018