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Bernardo León de la Barra

Bernardo A. León de la Barra

Lecturer
Control Systems Engineering

Room 328, Engineering, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 7279 (phone)

+61 3 6226 7863 (fax)

Bernardo.LeondelaBarra@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation (090602)
  • Engineering (099999)
  • Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy (130213)
  • Education (139999)
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells) (090608)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Automation and Control Engineering (091302)
  • Calculus of Variations, Systems Theory and Control Theory (010203)
  • Education Systems (130199)
  • Mathematical Physics (010599)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Process Control and Simulation (090407)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (091099)
  • Maritime Engineering (091199)
  • Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
  • Approximation Theory and Asymptotic Methods (010201)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Resourcing of Education and Training Systems (930503)
  • Workforce Transition and Employment (939908)
  • Industrial Instruments (861501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies (970122)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Gender Aspects of Education (939904)
  • Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources (850299)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Teaching and Instruction (930299)
  • Energy Storage (excl. Hydrogen) (850602)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Manufacturing (869999)
  • Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen) (850604)
  • Wind Energy (850509)
  • Hydro-Electric Energy (850503)

Publications

Total publications

28

Highlighted publications

(1 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
1994Journal ArticleLeon de la Barra BA, 'On Undershoot in Siso Systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control , 39, (3) pp. 578-581. ISSN 0018-9286 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/9.280763 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 31

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Journal Article

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Penesis I, Katersky Barnes R, Kilpatrick S, Symes M, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future', Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 22, (1) pp. 14-22. ISSN 1325-4340 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/22054952.2017.1338228 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Penesis I; Katersky Barnes R; Kilpatrick S; Symes M

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2016Ward L, Lyden S, Fitzallen N, Leon de la Barra B, 'Using engineering activities to engage middle school students in physics and biology', Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 20, (2) pp. 145-156. ISSN 1325-4340 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/22054952.2015.1130092 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Ward L; Lyden S; Fitzallen N

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2015Penesis I, Kilpatrick S, Broun D, Belward S, Barnes R, et al., 'Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses: a focus on engineering', International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 23, (1) pp. 52-63. ISSN 2200-4270 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Penesis I; Kilpatrick S; Broun D; Barnes R; Thomas G

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2013Colvin W, Lyden S, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Attracting girls to civil engineering through hands-on activities that reveal the communal goals and values of the profession', Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, 13, (1) pp. 35-41. ISSN 1532-6748 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)LM.1943-5630.0000208 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14

Co-authors: Colvin W; Lyden S

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2009Leon de la Barra BA, Little AJ, 'Attracting girls to science, engineering and technology: an Australian perspective', European Journal of Engineering Education, 34, (5) pp. 439-445. ISSN 0304-3797 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03043790903137585 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26

Co-authors: Little AJ

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2009Sbarbaro D, Tomizuka M, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Repetitive Control System Under Actuator Saturation and Windup Prevention', Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 131, (4) EJ ISSN 0022-0434 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1115/1.3117207 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 14

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2006Silva R, Sbarbaro D, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Closed-loop process identification under PI control: a time domain approach', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 45, (13) pp. 4671-4678. ISSN 0888-5885 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/ie051229w [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8

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2002Leon de la Barra BA, Salazar FJ, 'Discrete-time systems with monotonic step responses and complex conjugate poles and zeros', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control , 47, (12) pp. 2098-2101. ISSN 0018-9286 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2002.805668 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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1994Leon de la Barra BA, 'On Undershoot in Siso Systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control , 39, (3) pp. 578-581. ISSN 0018-9286 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/9.280763 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 31

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Rimes J, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Enhancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for girls through a university-school partnership', Knowledge in Action: University-Community Engagement in Australia, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, I Bartkowiak-Theron, K Anderson (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 18-34. ISBN 978-1-4438-6137-3 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Rimes J

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Conference Publication

(16 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Jaikaran-Doe S, Leon de la Barra B, Lyden S, Wang I, Fan F, et al., 'Strategies for promoting cultural diversity within student laboratory groups in an engineering degree course at an Australian university', Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE 2018), 09-12 December 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Jaikaran-Doe S; Lyden S; Wang I; Fan F; Henderson A; Franklin E; Doe P

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2017Zhang Y, Lyden S, Leon de la Barra BA, Haque ME, 'Optimization of tremblay's battery model parameters for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle application', Proceedings from the Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 19-22 November 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781538626481 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282405 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Zhang Y; Lyden S

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2016Penesis I, Katersky Barnes R, Kilpatrick S, Symes M, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future', Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 4-7 December 2016, Coffs Harbour, Australia, pp. 647-656. ISBN 978-0-9941520-4-6 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; Katersky Barnes R; Kilpatrick S; Symes M

2016Zhang Y, Lyden S, Leon de la Barra BA, Haque ME, 'A genetic algorithm approach to parameter estimation for PV modules', Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 17-21 July 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-5090-4168-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741781 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Zhang Y; Lyden S

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2013Kilpatrick SI, Beswick K, McNaught K, Penesis I, Balatti J, et al., 'Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses', Development of mathematical pathways for vet students to articulate to related higher education courses, Friday 20th September, Australian National University (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kilpatrick SI; Beswick K; Penesis I; Thomas GA; Callingham RA; Skalicky JL; Brown NR; Fitzallen NE; Katersky Barnes RS

2012Lyden S, Colvin W, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Work in Progress: Putting Control Engineering in Middle School Girls' Futures', 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 3-6 October, Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 884-885. ISBN 978-1-4673-1351-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lyden S; Colvin W

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2011Leon de la Barra BA, Wilson KL, 'Work in Progress - Introducing Solar Energy Engineering in an Australian Middle Elementary School', Proc 2011 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, 12-15 Oct, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA, pp. 1-2. ISBN 978-1-61284-467-1 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2011.6142856 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2010Leon de la Barra BA, Wilson KL, 'Introducing Modern Optics and Photonics Engineering in the Elementary Classroom: An Australian Perspective', Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, 27-30 October 2010, Arlington, Virginia, USA EJ ISBN 978-1-4244-6259-9 (2010) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2010.5673412 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Leon de la Barra BA, Jin L, Kim YC, Mossberg M, 'Identification of First-Order Time-Delay Systems using Two Different Pulse inputs', IFAC WC 2008: International Federation of Automatic Control 17th World Congress, July 6-11 2008, Seoul, Korea, pp. online. ISBN 9783902661005 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Leon de la Barra BA, Mossberg M, 'Identification of Under-Damped Second-Order Systems using Finite Duration Rectangular Pulse Inputs', 2007 American Control Conference, July 11-13 2007, New York, pp. WeB04.1. ISBN 1424409896 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Jin HJ, Kim YC, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Issues in Linear Feedback Control Design with Notch Filters', 2006 Chinese Control Conference: Proceedings, 7-10 August 2006, Harbin, China, pp. 102-107. ISBN 7-810778021 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Kim YC, Kim JJ, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Design of Low-Order cascade Controllers to Reduce the Effects of Their Zeros', ICEE 2006, July 9-13 2006, YongPyong, Korea, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781424443604 (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Sbarbaro D, Tomizuka M, Leon de la Barra BA, 'The Windup Problem in Repetitive Control: A Simple Anti-windup Strategy', IFAC Papers, Mechatronics 2006 , 12-14 September 2006, Ruprecht-Karls University Germany, pp. 307-311. ISBN 9783902661173 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Leon de la Barra BA, McPherson KT, Reguera P, 'Maintaining academic standards and encouraging active involvement in engineering courses: the role of formative assessment', Proceedings of 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, 26-30 September, 2005, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 186-499-828-8 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McPherson KT

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2005Reguera P, Fuertes JJ, Dominguez M, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Active learning in control education', Proceedings of CDC-ECC'05, 12-15 December, 2005, Seville, Spain, pp. 1-6. (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Bullen F, Waters DH, Bullen M, Leon de la Barra BA, 'Incorporating and developing graduate attributes via program design', Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education and the 10th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum, 27-29 September 2004, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, pp. 29-39. ISBN 0-9756831-0-1 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bullen F; Waters DH; Bullen M

Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Penesis I, Kilpatrick S, Allison J, Harte D, Symes M, et al., 'Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future', Final Report, Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education and Training, Australia, Australia (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; Kilpatrick S; Allison J; Harte D; Symes M; Katersky Barnes R; Broun D

2015Kilpatrick S, Beswick K, Penesis I, McNaught K, Balatti J, et al., 'Development of mathematical pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses', Office for Learning and Teaching, Australia, pp. 1-102. (2015) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Kilpatrick S; Beswick K; Penesis I; Thomas G; Callingham R; Skalicky J; Brown N; Fitzallen N

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$726,999

Projects

Sense-T Stage 2: Education Project (2016)$79,999
Description
The objective of this project is to build robust skills capacity in highschools, Universities and small businesses. It is about leveragingexisting practical initiatives to build capacity in analysing andunderstanding data for every-day decision making. Schools are alreadyinitiating ideas on how to tap into the Sense-T opportunity, includingBurnie High School in North-West Tasmania. The school has proposedcreating a program for Years 9-10 students on building sensors andapplications to monitor the local environment. This project will createa series of courses and activities to support learning in sensortechnology and big data analytics.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($79,999)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kang BH; Chen Y; Leon de la Barra BA
Year
2016
Reskilling the manufacturing workforce and developing capabilities for the future (2015)$50,000
Description
Australias future in the next three to five years depends on a stronger workforce with more qualified engineers and associated professionals with the high level skills capable of delivering the needs of growing industries such as advanced manufacturing and the maritime sector. In recent years, Australias traditional manufacturing industries like construction, automotive and forestry have seen a decline in business leaving much of the current workforce looking to utilise their technical skills and knowledge elsewhere. Hence, providing pathways that allow the reskilling or upskilling of the current workforce, to develop more complex skills required for future industries becomes essential. This project will initially focus on the engineering and associated skills required for the growing Tasmanian advanced manufacturing and maritime industry. It will investigate what pathways exist or may be required in higher education and vocational education and training to meet these needs and will serve as a pilot for a full application examining this nationally.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant-Seed
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Penesis I; Kilpatrick SI; Allison J; Harte D; Symes MF; Leon de la Barra BA; Katersky Barnes RS; Broun DJ; Sammut K
Year
2015
Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses (2013)$219,000
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($219,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kilpatrick SI; Beswick K; Penesis I; Thomas GA; Callingham RA; Skalicky JL; Fitzallen NE; Leon de la Barra BA; Brown NR
Year
2013
Evaluating and selecting STEM resources: capacity building for teachers in rural and regional schools (2013)$378,000
Description
The project aims to establish a sustainable model for building confidence and capacity of rural and regional primary and junior secondary teachers of science, technology and mathematics (STEM) through a teacher and expert jointly-developed framework for teacher analysis, critique, and evaluation of STEM resources.
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($378,000)
Scheme
Grant-Aust Maths and Science Partnership Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kilpatrick SI; Fraser SP; Beswick K; Chin CKH; Fitzallen NE; Fluck AE; Penesis I; Leon de la Barra BA; Ranmuthugala SD; Seen AJ; Thomas GA; Harte D
Year
2013

Research Supervision

Completed

8

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDImprovement of Fault Ride Through Capability of Wind Turbines by Fault Current Limiters
Candidate: Seyedbehzad Naderi
2018
PhDState Estimation of Distribution Networks
Candidate: Bernd Brinkmann
2018
MastersControl and Power Management of Photovoltaic Systems with Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles as Energy Storage
Candidate: Yuchuan Zhang
2018
PhDEnergy Exchange Between Unidirectional Vehicle-To-Grid Aggregators and Wind and Conventional Generating Companies in the Electricity Market
Candidate: Ahmad Tavakoli
2016
PhDInspired Oxygen Control for Preterm Infants
Candidate: Omid Sadeghi Fathabadi
2016
MastersReproducing Biological Motion in a Robotic Arm
Candidate: Caillin Eastwood-Sutherland
2012
PhDA Stable Self-Structuring Adaptive Fuzzy Control Scheme for Continuous Single-Input Single-Output Nonlinear Systems
Candidate: Phi Anh Phan
2008
PhDComputational Intelligence in E-mail Traffic Analysis
Candidate: Mark Jyn-Huey Lim
2008