Advancement Manufacturing Engineering / Industry 4.0

Meet the Team

Prof Graham Heaslip

Department: School of Engineering
Campus: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dublin Road Campus.

Tel:  (091) 742379

Research Interest

Graham is Head of the School of Engineering at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Ireland.  Graham is a visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales (Australia) and Hanken School of Economics (Finland). Prior to joining GMIT Graham was Associate Professor of Logistics at UNSW, Australia where he was the course director of the MSc in Logistics Engineering. Graham completed his PhD studies in the area of Civil Military Cooperation / Coordination at the Logistics Institute, University of Hull, for which he was awarded the James Cooper Memorial Cup for best PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Prior to entering academia Graham spent fourteen years working in the Irish Defence Forces both at home and abroad in a variety of logistical engineering appointments, as well as spending time seconded to Humanitarian agencies in a logistical capacity. Graham’s research interests are broadly in the intersections between global logistics engineering/supply chain management, service operations management, and humanitarian logistics.

Recent Publications

Harpring, R., Maghsoudi, A., Fikar, C., Piotrowicz, W.D. and Heaslip, G. (2021), "An analysis of compounding factors of epidemics in complex emergencies: a system dynamics approach", Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

Grange, R., Heaslip, G., McMullan, C., (2019) Coordination to Choreography: The evolution of Humanitarian Supply Chains, Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Vol. 10 No.1, pp. 21-44.

Stuns, KK., and Heaslip, G., (2019) Effectiveness of humanitarian logistics training, Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 196-220.     

Other Publications

Full list of publications.

Dr Philip Long

Department:  Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Campus: ATU Galway City | Dublin Road | Galway

Research Interest

Dr. Philip Long is a Lecturer in Robotics & Automation at Atlantic Technological University, Galway (ATU), Ireland. His research interests include human-robot collaboration, sensor-based control of robot manipulators, cable-driven parallel robots and flexible manufacturing. He has extensive experience in technology transfer projects in robotics, having worked in both industry and academia for over 15 years. Prior to joining ATU, at IMR, he was PI/Co-PI on a number of large-scale technology transfer and equipment projects in robotics totalling over 3M, including the Smart Eureka MAAS project, the Horizon 2020 projects CISC and ACROBA, and a DTIF award. During his time as a research engineer at IRT Jules Verne, Nantes, France, he developed sensor-based control schemes for human robot collaboration in partnership with industrial partners notably Renault, Airbus and Alstom (GE). Furthermore, he has contributed to high TRL university led projects developing multi arms robotic system for muscle separation and a U.S Department of Energy led project developing control architectures to enable a humanoid robot (NASA’s Valkyrie robot) to execute nuclear decommissioning. He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree for University of Galway, a European Masters degree from University Genova and Ecole Centrale de Nantes, and a PhD from Ecole Centrale de Nantes. He has publications in several top tier robotics journals and >50 international conferences, 4 international patents and is an associate editor for IEEE’s flagship robotics and automation conference ICRA- (International Conference for Robotics and Automation).

Recent Publications

Wang, M.**, Ö. Önol, A.**, Long, P.  and Padır, T., Contact-Implicit Planning and Control for Non-Prehensile Manipulation Using State-Triggered Constraints, 2022 International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR),

Zolotas, M., Wonsick, M., Long, P. and Padır, T., 2021. Motion Polytopes in Virtual Reality for Shared Control in Remote Manipulation Applications. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, p.286.

Ö. Önol, A., Corcodel, R., Long, P.  and Padır, T., Tuning-Free Contact-Implicit Trajectory Optimization, 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020, pp. 1183-1189, doi: 10.1109/ICRA40945.2020.9196805.

Rasheed, T., Long, P., and Caro, S. (January 14, 2020). "Wrench-Feasible Workspace of Mobile Cable-Driven Parallel Robots." ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. June 2020; 12(3): 031009.

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