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Dr Huub Bakker PhD, BEng(Hons), BEng, SMIEEE

Senior Lecturer

School of Food and Advanced Technology

Roles and Responsibilities

Mechatronics Major Leader (PN)

Year 1 Dean (Engineering and Technology) (PN)

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Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 350 5376
    Location: RC2.130, Riddet building
    Campus: Manawatu


  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Canterbury (1989)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Second Class Honours) - University of Canterbury (1983)
  • Bachelor of Engineering - University of Canterbury (1983)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Senior Member/Fellow) (1993)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Control Engineering, Embedded Systems, Simulation and Modelling, Environmental Monitoring, Acoustics Measurement


Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Automation and Control Engineering (091302): Control Systems, Robotics and Automation (090602): Electrical and Electronic Engineering (090600): Engineering (090000): Interdisciplinary Engineering (091500): Mechanical Engineering (091300)


Control Systems Engineering, Control Engineering, Process Control, Automation, Simulation and Modelling, Embedded Systems, Acoustic Recording, Acoustic Analysis

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Consultancy and Languages


  • July 2001 to Feb 2002 - SchemNZ
    Secondment to build a prototype telepresence system for industrial maintanence.

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Instrumentation, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Separation Processes, Thermofluids, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Process Control, PLCs, Buildng Automation and Security, Mechanics, Physics, Simulation & Modelling, Optimisation

Courses Coordinated

  • 228.711 Engineering Practice 6: Design Capstone Project
  • 282.373 Mechanical Engineering – Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • 282.758 Simulation, Modelling and Optimisation

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 0 7
Co-supervisor 0 1

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2013 - Alistair Scarfe - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of an Autonomous Kiwifruit Harvester
  • 2012 - Timothy Brooks - Doctor of Philosophy
    Local area positioning of multiple moving objects
  • 2008 - Matthew Aladesaye - Doctor of Philosophy
    Application of Predictive Maintenance to Industry Including Cepstrum Analysis of a Gearbox
  • 2001 - James Winchester - Doctor of Philosophy
    Model Based Analysis of the Operation and Control of Falling Film Evaporators.
  • 1998 - Nigel Russell - Doctor of Philosophy
    Artificial Neural Network Modelling of a Falling-Film Evaporator for Model Predictive Control.
  • 1996 - Hao Wei - Doctor of Philosophy
    Optimal Robust Control Systems Design and Analysis by State Space Approaches.
  • 1996 - Wan Siew - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Pre-Filter for Recursive Continuous-Time-Model Parameter Estimation

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Linda Mills - Doctor of Philosophy
    Analysis of spectral response patterns of kiwifruit orchards using satellite imagery to predict orchard characteristics of commercial value before harvest

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