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BEng (Hons), MEng, PhD, FHEA

About

Dr. Kulon is a Reader at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales, UK. He received M.Eng degree in Electronics and Computer Science from Krakow University of Technology, Poland in 1995 and Ph.D from Brunel University of West London, UK in 2003. He is a Research Group Leader in Biomedical Engineering and Computing . His research interests include digital signal processing, biomedical computing and knowledge based and expert systems. He has published over 60 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, secured external research funding from funding bodies such as an EPSRC, Department of Trade and Welsh Assembly and the NHS totalling around £400,000.
Dr Kulon has supervised over 20 MSc and MEng dissertations, 40 BSc and BEng dissertations and 6 PhD dissertations as well as conducted 10 PhD examinations.
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Experience

Career Summary

  • 2014-present, Reader
    University of South Wales, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, UK.
  • 2004-2014, Senior Lecturer
    University of Glamorgan, Faculty of Advanced Technology, UK.
  • 2003-2004, Research Fellow
    Brunel University, Department of Design and Systems Engineering, London, UK.
  • 1999-2003, Academic Tutor/Research Assistant
    Brunel University, Department of Systems Engineering, London, UK.
  • 1995-1999, Assistant Lecturer
    Cracow University of Technology, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Krakow, Poland.

Main Teaching subjects and course leadership

21 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including:

Undertaking lectures, tutorials and lab demonstrations in the following modules: Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms, Object-Oriented Analysis & Design, Software Engineering , Digital Signal Processing, Web Security, E-commerce Implementation, Digital and Analog Electronics, C Programming and Software System Design, Network and Interfaces Fundamentals, Internet Systems, Internet Technologies, Multimedia Technology and Programming, Visual Programming & OO Design, Computer programming in Visual Basic.

  • Planning and designing new modules and courses in existing and emerging technologies
  • Supervising final year, MSc and PhD students (6 PhD, 20 MSc/MEng and over 40 BSc Dissertations)
  • Carrying out assessment, monitoring and evaluation of students work and providing an academic and consultative support to students in their learning activities
  • Development of new awards programs (Information Technology, Broadcast Technology, Digital Entertainment Technology)
  • Modifying and updating the syllabuses for the MSc and BSc courses
  • Member of the development team for the 2016 BSc (Hons)/MComp Computer Science course revalidation.
  • He is a recipient of two University of South Wales, ELTA awards for Excellence in Research-Informed Learning and Teaching and excellence in Innovation in learning and Teaching Practice in 2009 and 2012 respectively.

Responsibilities

  • General admin related to teaching and learning
  • Professional Work Placement Coordinator for the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
  • Knowledge Base Supervisor on KESS and Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programs

Publications

Selected Journals and Conference Papers

Kulon J., Partlow A., Voysey M., Rogers P. and Gibson C., “Development of a system for anatomical landmarks localization using ultrasonic signals”, IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications May 2016, Benevento, Italy. 10.1109/MeMeA.2016.7533764

Zhang, L. Kulon J. and Yan Y., “Accuracy of the Frequency and Phase Measurement Concerning Different Noise Sources for Phase Doppler Anemometry”, IEEE International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Applications (ICSIMA 2015), 24-25 November 2015, Putrajaya, Malaysia.10.1109/ICSIMA.2015.7559037

Rogers P., Voysey M., Kulon J., Partlow A., Gibson C., “Digital Human Model To Represent Sitting Posture With Severe Postural Conditions”, PGBiomed 2015 Conference, University of Liverpool, 14-15th July 2015.

Zhang, L. Kulon J. and Yan Y., “Maximum likelihood estimator, FFT estimator and Cramér-Rao bounds of the laser Doppler frequency”. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC 2015), pp. 1198-1203 May 2015, Pisa, Italy. 10.1109/I2MTC.2015.7151443

King P., Kulon J., Plassmann P., Theobald P., Jones M., Wilcox S., “Design, Calibration and Validation of a Novel Surface Imaging Tool for Medical Endoscopic Applications”. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC 2015), pp. 1342-1347, May 2015, Pisa, Italy. 10.1109/I2MTC.2015.7151468

Voysey, M., Kulon, J., Partlow, A., Gibson, C. and Rogers, P., “A parametric human body modelling tool for the representation of sitting posture of individuals with profound musculoskeletal deformities,” in 2nd UK Patient Specific Modelling IPEM Conference, University of Edinburgh, UK, 16-17 June 2014.

Voysey, M., Kulon, J., Partlow, A., Gibson, C. and Rogers, P., “3D skeletal representation of specialised seating data,” National Training Event 2014, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK, 7-9 July 2014.

Kulon, J., Partlow, A., Gibson, C., Wilson, I. and Wilcox, S. J., “Rule-Based Algorithm for the Classification of Sitting Postures in the Sagittal Plane from the Cardiff Body Match Measurement System,” Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, vol. 38, no. 1, pp 5-15, 2014. DOI: 10.3109/03091902.2013.844208

Kulon, J., Zhang, L., “The effect of a particle trajectory through the measurement volume on the accuracy of the laser Doppler frequency estimation,” IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), pp.20-24, 12-15 May 2014. 10.1109/I2MTC.2014.6860515

Kulon J., Roula M.A., Al‐Daher Z., Zhang L., An FFT based algorithm for particle charge measurement in the presence of a square‐wave excitation field using Phase Doppler Anemometry. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2013), pp.1069-1074, Feb. 25-27, 2013, Cape Town, South Africa. 10.1109/ICIT.2013.6505820

Rowland, M., Cavecchi, A., Thielmann, F., Kulon J., Shur, J., Price, R. ,The Bipolar Next Generation Impactor (bp-NGI) as a Tool for the Simultaneous Measurement of the Bipolar Charge Distribution and Mass Quantification of Aerosols for Inhalation. Drug Delivery to the Lungs 23 DDL23 Int. Conf. 5-7 Dec. 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Pages 54-57. 10.1089/jamp.2013.ab01

Partlow A., Gibson G., Kulon J., Wilson I., Wilcox S. Pelvis feature extraction and classification of Cardiff body match rig base measurements for input into a knowledge-based system, Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 399-406, Nov. 2012. DOI: 10.3109/03091902.2012.712202

Roula M.A., Kulon J., Mamatjan Y, “Brain-Computer Interface Speller Using Hybrid P300 and Motor Imagery Signals”, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, pp. 224-227, June 24-27, 2012 Roma, Italy. 10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290944

Kulon J., Roula M.A, Zhang L., Effects of System Parameters on Particle Statistics in Aerosol Charge and Size Measurement in Oscillatory Electric Fields, I2MTC Int. Instrument. Measurement Technology Conf., May 10-12, Hangzhou, China pp. 660-663, 2011. 10.1109/IMTC.2011.5944069

Zhang L., Kulon J., Comparative Study of Square and Sine Wave Excitation Methods for the Measurement of Aerosol Particles Charge and Size Distribution using Phase Doppler Anamometry, IEEE Trans. Inst. Measurement, Vol. 60(4), pp. 1397-1407, April 2011. 10.1109/TIM.2010.2082498

Beleca R., Kulon J., Abbod M., Balachandran W., Bipolar charge distribution of dry powder aerosols using an optical technique, 13th Int. Conf. Electrostatics, 10 – 14 April 2011, Bangor University, Wales, UK.

Zhang L., Kulon J., Cramer-Rao Bounds for a Laser Doppler Anemometer: The effect of the particle trajectory via the measurement volume, I2MTC Int. Instrument. Measurement Technology Conf., Austin, 3-6 May 2010, pp300-303. 10.1109/IMTC.2010.5488261

Zhang L., Kulon J., Real-Time, Non-Invasive Measurement of Medical Aerosol Charge and Size Distribution Signal processing strategy, system modelling and optimization, I2MTC Int. Instrument. Measurement Technology Conf., Singapore, 5-7 May 2009, pp. 457-462. 10.1109/IMTC.2009.5168492

Zhang L., Kulon J., Real-Time Particle Size and Charge Estimation from Laser Doppler Burst Signals using Quadrature Demodulation and Correlation Techniques. ICSP’08, Beijing, 26-29 October 2008, pp. 2677-2680. 10.1109/ICOSP.2008.4697700

Zhang L., Kulon J., Real-Time Signal Processing Method for Obtaining Charge Distribution on Aerosols Produced by Medical Inhalers, 4th IEEE-EMBS International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors , Catharine’s College, Cambridge, UK, 19-22 August, 2007, pp. 90-93. 10.1109/ISSMDBS.2007.4338300

Kulon J., Zhang L., PLL System Design for Simultaneous Analysis of Particle Charge and Size using Phase Doppler Anemometry, Applied Electronics 2007 International Conference, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic, 5 – 6 September 2007, pp. 117-120, ISBN: 978-80-7043-537- 3.

Jaworek A., Balachandran W., Krupa A., Kulon J., Lackowski M., Wet Electrostatic Scrubbers For Exhaust Gas Cleaning- State of the art. Environ. Sci. Technol., 40 (20), pp. 6197 -6207, 2006.DOI: 10.1021/es0605927

Jaworek A., Balachandran W., Lackowski M., Kulon J., Krupa A., Multinozzle electrospray system for gas cleaning processes, J.Electrostat. Vol. 64, pp. 194-202, 2006.DOI: 10.1016/j.elstat.2005.05.006

Kulon J., Broomhead P., Mynors D. J., Applying Knowledge-Based Engineering to Traditional Manufacturing Design, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Vol. 30(9-10), pp 945-951, October, 2006.
DOI: 10.1007/s00170-005-0067-0

Kulon J., Mynors D. J., Broomhead P., A Knowledge-Based Engineering Design Tool for Metal forging. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Volume 177(1-3), pp. 331-335, 3 July 2006. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2006.04.062

Kulon J., Broomhead P., Mynors D. J., The development of a Web-Based Advisory System for Hot Forging Design, Proc. of the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Design And Production of Dies and Molds, pp. 147-155, 17-19 June 2004, Bursa, Turkey.

Broomhead P., Kulon J., Grieve R. J., Mynors D. J., The Development of a Web Accessible Databank of Material Behaviour Characteristics for use in Virtual Design Environments, Proc. of the Fourth International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology (e-ENGDET), pp. 229-236, 1-3 September 2004, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

Jaworek A., Balachandran W., Krupa A., Kulon J., Machowski W., Electrohydrodynamic atomization of viscose liquids, Conf. Inst. Phys, Vol. 178, pp. 181-186, 2004.

Malyan B., Kulon J., Balachandran W., Dielectrophoretic transport and sorting of particles using an electrode micro-array, Conf. Inst. Phys., Vol. 178, pp. 113-118, 2004.

Mccormick G., Broomhead P., Kulon J. and Mynors D. J., Components of design for the superplastic forming process, Proc. of the Fourth International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology (e-ENGDET), pp. 93-102, 1-3 September 2004, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

Kulon J., Malyan B., Balachandran W., Simultaneous Measurement of Particle Size and Electrostatic Charge Distribution in DC Electric Field Using Phase Doppler Anemometry, IEEE Trans. Ind. Applicat., Vol. 39(5), pp. 1522-1528, 2003. 10.1109/TIA.2003.816460

Balachandran W., Kulon J., Dawson M., Burnell P., Bipolar Charge Measurement of Pharmaceutical Powders, J. Powder Technol. Vol. 135-136, pp. 156-163, 2003. 10.1016/j.powtec.2003.08.011

Balachandran W.,Jaworek A., Krupa A., Kulon J., M. Lackowski, Efficiency of Smoke Removal by Charged Water Droplets, J. Electrostat. Vol. 58, pp. 209-220, June 2003.

Malyan B., Kulon J., Balachandran W., Organisation of Particle Sub-populations Using Dielectrophoretic Force, Proc. of the ESA/IEEE-IAS Joint Conference, pp. 313-322, 24-27 June 2003, Arkansas, USA.

Malyan B., Kulon J., Balachandran W., Dielectrophoretic Dual-Frequency Electrode Array for the Manipulation of Sub-Micron Sized Particles, Proc. of the IEEE IAS 37th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, pp. 2454-2459, USA October 13-18, 2002. 10.1109/IAS.2002.1042790

Balachandran W., Ahern J. and Kulon J., “Electrohydrodynamic Micro and Nano Sprays,” Proc. of the 7th Conf. of ILASS-Asia, pp.1-10, Tainan, Taiwan 14-16 Nov 2002.

Kulon J., Malyan B., Balachandran W., “Simultaneous Analysis of Particle Size and Electrostatic Charge Using Phase Doppler Anemometry System,” Proc. of the IEEE IAS 37th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, pp. 984-989, USA October 13-18, 2002. 10.1109/IAS.2002.1042677

Dawson M., Burnell P., Balachandaran W., Kulon J., and Sivathasan S., “A Novel Bipolar Charge Measurement System for Characterising Aerosols,” Proc. of the Respiratory Drug Delivery VIII, pp. 443 – 446, Tucson, Arizona, May 12-16, 2002.

Kulon J., Hrabar S., Machowski W., Balachandran W., A Bipolar Charge Measurement System for Aerosol Characterization, IEEE Trans. Ind. Applicat., Vol. 37(2), pp. 472-479, 2001. 10.1109/28.913711

Kulon J., Balachandran W., The Measurement of Bipolar Charge on Aerosols, J.Electrostat. Vol. 51-52, pp. 552-557, 2001. 10.1109/28.913711

Kulon J., Malyan B., Balachandran W., “The Bipolar Charge Aerosol Classifier,” IEEE IAS 36th Annual Meeting, vol. 4, pp.2241-2248, 30 Chicago USA, Sept.– 4 Oct. 2001. 10.1109/IAS.2001.955936

Kulon J., Sivathasan S., Dawson M., Sadler R., Balachandran W., “Experimental and Theoretical Study on Deposition of Charged Particles in Horizontal Cylindrical Tubes by Combined Mechanisms,” Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Applied Electrostatics, pp. 90-95, Dalian, China, October 8-12,2001.

Balachandran W., Kulon J. and Wilson C.W., “Electrostatic Fuel Nozzle For Gas Turbine Applications,” Proc. of the 5th Conf. of ILASS-Asia and the 9th Symposium (ILASS-Japan) on Atomization, pp.299-309, Tsukuba, Japan 14-15 Dec 2000.

Kordowiak S, Kulon J., Motorola 68340 Microcontroller Application in Power Electronic Systems, Proc. of the Fifth Conf. on Computer Application in Electrical Engineering, pp. 337-340,10-12 April 2000, Poznan-Kiekrz, Poland.

Consultancy Reports

Balachandran W., Sivathasan S., Kulon J., Evaluation of the Electrostatic Properties of Pharmaceutical Powders, Research December 2002.

Balachandran W., Kulon J., Sivathasan S., A Novel Bipolar Charge Aerosol Measurement System for Characterizing Drug Aerosols, July 2001.

Patents

Balachandran, W., Kulon. J., International Patent (IPN: W0 2004/008110 A3). Method and System for Measuring Aerosol Discharge. International Publication Date: 22.01.2004.

Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the Institute of Physics
  • Member of the IEEE Communications Society
  • Member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Membership
  • Member of the Computing and Digital Economy Research Institute, USW
  • Member of the Teaching and Learning committee
  • Member of the Research Application Panel

External

External/Professional Representation

* Paper reviewer of 7 international journals and a number of international conferences

* PhD Thesis External Examiner (conducted 10 PhD examinations)

Consultancy

Knowledge Base Supervisor on Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programs

Research

Main Research Subjects & Funding

17 years of research experience including:

  • Knowledge Base Systems and Engineering Knowledge Management
  • Design of electronic instrumentation
  • Software design and development
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Aerosol particle characterization
  • Finite element analysis
  • Computational particle electrodynamics

Submitted to the RAE2008 as part of the University General Engineering submission

Principal Investigator on a number externally and internally funded projects (Total value of £400k)

Co-investigator on 3 internally funded projects (Total value of £30k)

Research Output Summary

14 Journal Papers, Over 50 Conference papers, 1 Patent.
Over 300 citations Dr Kulon Google Citations Index

Current projects include

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