Welcome

I’m Will Midgley, a senior lecturer in mechatronics and control engineering at Loughborough University in the UK.

Here you’ll find a summary of my research and teaching, as well as some thoughts on research and the world of academia. If you’d like to get in touch through social media, my LinkedIn and Twitter are below. Otherwise, feel free to send me an email.

Recent Posts

  • Digital Displacement for Hybrid Trucks
    The Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering has published a new article of mine, entitled Modelling and Experimental Validation of the Performance of a Digital Displacement® Hydraulic Hybrid Truck. I did this work in partnership with […]
  • High-Fidelity Bi-Mode Rail Vehicle Model
    The Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit has published a new article of mine, entitled Development and control of a rail vehicle model to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. […]
  • The Value of Industrial Placements for Undergraduates
    [I recently posted about why industrial placements are great on Twitter and LinkedIn, but thought I would expand a bit here.] Recently, I sat in (virtually) on the final presentation for one of my industrial placement students. They had just […]
  • New Mechatronics PhD Positions!
    Two new mechatronics PhD positions have been released on Loughborough University’s Research opportunities page. These are positions in the Control Systems Group, and will involve working with me on some really interesting new control engineering challenges. They are: Advanced control […]