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Roger Goodall spent 14 years in industrial research before he took up an academic position in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough University, where he is currently Professor of Control Systems Engineering on a part-time basis. He took up the part-time professorship at University of Huddersfield in May 2013. His research is concerned with a variety of practical applications of advanced control, usually for high performance electro-mechanical systems. Specific projects are concerned with active railway vehicle suspensions, advanced sensor systems for aircraft flight control systems, and advanced concepts for control technology in general. His projects are characterised by strong industrial collaboration, having worked with companies such as Alstom, BAE Systems, Bombardier Transportation, and this is supported by excellent links with universities and research organizations worldwide.

He is particularly well known internationally for his research in active suspension technology for rail vehicles.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Applications of advanced control, principally for railway and aerospace systems
  • Active suspensions for railway vehicles
  • Condition monitoring for railway vehicles
  • Technologies for control: sensor systems, control processors, actuators


  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Railway Advances Control Systems
  • Aerospace Advanced Control Systems
  • Active Suspension
  • Railway Vehicles
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Sensor Systems
  • Control Processors
  • Actuators
  • Technologies for Control

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 6 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution

New insights from fractional order skyhook damping control for railway vehicles

Zolotas, A. C. & Goodall, R. M. 15 Feb 2018 In : Vehicle System Dynamics. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The benefits of mechatronically-guided railway vehicles: A multi-body physics simulation study

Farhat, N., Ward, C. P., Goodall, R. & Dixon, R. 1 May 2018 In : Mechatronics. 51, p. 115-126 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Suspensions (components)

Evaluation of passive and active steering systems for railway vehicles using Matlab and Simulink simulation

Abobghala, A., Iwnicki, S. & Goodall, R. 26 Oct 2017 Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Automation & Computing, (University of Huddersfield, 7-8 September 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Software packages
Traction (friction)
Open Access
Nuclear industry
1 Citations

Rethinking rail track switches for fault tolerance and enhanced performance

Bemment, S. D., Ebinger, E., Goodall, R. M., Ward, C. P. & Dixon, R. 1 Oct 2017 In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. 231, 9, p. 1048-1065 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fault tolerance
Railroad tracks