Dr. Matthew Dunnigan’s background is in the area of modelling, control and parameter estimation of dynamic systems and he has over twenty years of relevant experience. He is a graduate of Glasgow University (BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and Heriot-Watt University (MSc in Digital Techniques and PhD in Electrical Engineering). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and his research has concentrated on the development and implementation of adaptive, state-space, neural/fuzzy and nonlinear control methods applied to different application domains (robotic manipulators/underwater vehicles, heave compensators, electric motors, laser cutting and electrodynamic actuators). Control techniques researched include self-tuning adaptive, nonlinear sliding-mode, fuzzy/neural, state-space estimators and adaptive inverse control.