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Claus Melvad

Professor (Docent)

International project experience

Metrology for Moisture in Materials
Coordinated by MIKES – establish calibration facilities for primary calibration of moisture content in materials. www.metef.net
Metrology for Drug Delivery
Coordinated by VSL – establish calibration facilities for primary flow calibration 5 l/h – 1 µl/h. www.drugmetrology.com
Metrology for Meteorology
Coordinated by INRIM – study of ultrasonic anemometers exposed to smoke, rain or ice. www.meteomet.org
EURAMET project 1291 “Comparison between recently developed primary standards”
Coordinated by VSL and DTI – comparative study of nanoscale flow calibration stations.
EURAMET project 1065 “Survey & strategic planning in the field of measurement of moisture in materials”
Coordinated by NPL – preliminary study of metrological infrastructure for moisture content in materials.
EURAMET project 1050 “Airspeed Comparison”
Coordinated by INRIM – study of the blockage effect in different wind tunnels
EURAMET project 827 “LDA based intercomparison of anemometers”
Coordinated by PTB - comparative study of laser Doppler anemometers (LDA)

National project experience

VR project experience:
HoloWalk – New locomotion system for Virtual Reality
Project supervisor, 2018
Haptic feedback exoskeleton for Virtual Reality
Project supervisor, 2018
Craftio
In a team of three people, we are developing Virtual Reality simulation of machinery to make workshop training scalable.
Project manager, 2017-
Virtual Reality Workstation training platform
Project supervisor, 2017
Engineering Holodeck – Creation of a Virtual Reality laboratory
Laboratory manager, 2017-
CAD VR Viewer – A program for displaying CAD files in VR for improved reviewing
Development engineer and project manager, 2016

Drones and other aerial robotics
Methane sniffer drone – Autonomous drone for tracking methane gas emissions from the permafrost
Project supervisor, 2018
Drillingdrone – Drone for drilling core samples out of icebergs and glaciers in inaccessible places
Project supervisor, 2018
LifeGuard drone – Autonomous drone for assisting lifeguards in connection with drowning accidents
Project supervisor, 2018
3D scanning drone – Autonomous indoor drone for scanning production areas in 3D for virtual reality
Project supervisor, 2017

Mobile robots (indoors and outdoors) project experience:

Automatic tiling machine for the construction industry
Project supervisor, 2018
FIRST AID – Autonomous mini race car for defibrillator delivery in local communities
Project supervisor, 2018
Wall-E – Autonomous waste-collecting robot for festival clean-up
Project supervisor, 2018
SearchDogg – Semi-autonomous four-legged robot for search and rescue
Project supervisor, 2017
Clean-up robot – Autonomous robot for cleaning up children’s rooms
Project supervisor, 2017
Autodumper – Autonomous go-fetch wheelbarrow for construction sites
Project supervisor, 2017
AWESOMO – Autonomous go-fetch robot with robot arm for warehouse
Project supervisor, 2017
JaTanks – Autonomous minefield navigation assistance robot
Project supervisor, 2016
Robotler – Autonomous robot butler
Project supervisor, 2016
Cleaning robot – Automation of the cleaning process for birdhouses
Project supervisor, 2015
Autonomous robots for internal robot-sumo competition
Project supervisor, 2015-2016
Weed destructor 2000 – Autonomous weed remover for tiles
Project supervisor, 2015
Autonomous firefighting robot – Robot that locates and extinguishes small fires in buildings
Project supervisor, 2014

Underwater robot project experience:
The Little Mermaid – An underwater robot for participation in the international competition MATE ROV
Project supervisor, 2019
MeltmapROV – Semi-autonomous underwater robot for mapping the spreading of meltwater from icebergs in 3D
Project supervisor, 2018
Hot Water ROV – A confidential underwater robot for inspection in near-boiling water
Project supervisor, 2018
ARCAB – Autonomous boat for mapping underwater currents
Project supervisor, 2018
AUV Killer – Autonomous underwater robot for killing crown-of-thorn starfish
Project supervisor, 2018
NorthROV – An underwater robot for scanning icebergs underwater in 3D
Project supervisor, 2017
Remote-controlled underwater robot for underwater construction and maintenance
Project supervisor, 2017
Variable buoyancy system for underwater robots in extreme environments for seaice researchfor sea-ice research
Project supervisor, 2017
Robotic arm with haptic feedback for underwater ROV
Project supervisor, 2017
Search AUV – Autonomous underwater robot for searches with ultrasonic multibeam
Project supervisor, 2017
AEGIR – Autonomous underwater robot with computer vision navigation
Project supervisor, 2017
FlexiROV – Flexible test platform for underwater robot projects incl. pressure tank for depth testing
Project supervisor, 2016
Borealis – Development of underwater robot for ship hull inspection
Project supervisor, 2016
Mini Mermaid ROV – An underwater robot for participation in the international competition MATE ROV
Project supervisor, 2016
Kraken – An underwater robot for participation in the international competition MATE ROV
Project supervisor, 2016
ARA-SSS – Semi-autonomous sail boat
Project supervisor, 2015
ROV manipulator arm – A 4-DOF ROV robotic arm with 2-finger manipulation
Project supervisor, 2015
Deep Freeze ROV – An underwater robot for ice algae research
Project supervisor, 2015
The Little Mermaid – An underwater robot for participation in the international competition MATE ROV
Project supervisor, 2015

Other robotics-related project experience:
Insect-sorting robot – Automated setup for classifying and sorting insects
Project supervisor, 2018
Tool changer – Next-generation tool changer for industrial robots
Project supervisor, 2018
Custom robot gripper for automated production of fibre-reinforced wet lay-up composites
Project supervisor, 2017
Robotic Quantum Moves game for exhibition in science museums
Project supervisor, 2016
Exoskeleton for rehabilitation of hemiplegic patients at Hammel Neurocenter
Project supervisor, 2015
Confidential custom robot gripper and optimisation of robot cell for Bila A/S
Project supervisor, 2014
Xlab – Creation of a workshop for building robot prototypes
Laboratory manager, 2014-2017

Sensor technology project experience:

Confidential project on the construction of a condition monitoring system for the products of a large Danish company
Project supervisor, 2017
In-line water activity sensor
In a team of 6 people, we developed an in-line measurement setup to measure water activity
Development engineer
Sensor for venous leg ulcers
In a team of 2 people, we developed an implementation of pressure measurement for treatment of venous leg ulcers.
Project manager and development engineer
Condition monitoring of wind turbines
In a team of 3 people, we developed a wireless sensor network for condition monitoring of wind turbines.
Project manager and development engineer
Bike-Buffer
In a team of 3 people, we investigated the effect of a proposed design to reduce the diesel consumption of trucks by improving under-body aerodynamics.
Project manager and development engineer
Intelligent textile ducts
Development of a condition monitoring system with automatic indication of when the textile ducts needs cleaning.
Development engineer
Calibration setup for nanoscale flow
Establishment of a calibration setup for nanoscale flow calibrations, i.e. liquid flow calibrations within the range of 15 ml/h – 1 1 µl/h with a measurement uncertainty below 0.1%.
Development engineer
Calibration setup for micro flow
The first laboratory in Europe that can perform DANAK-accredited micro flow calibrations, i.e. liquid flow calibrations within the range of 5 l/h – 1 ml/h with a measurement uncertainty as low as 0.05%.
Development engineer
National reference status within the field of anemometry
In a team of 2 people, we introduced a laser Doppler anemometer and flywheel as a primary reference. On the basis of this, we were approved as a national reference for anemometry.
Project manager and development engineer
Multi sensor calibration setup
Establishment of a calibration setup for simultaneous calibration of temperature, humidity (dew point), air flow and gas composition.
Development engineer
Calibration setup for humidity calibration
Establishment of a calibration setup for humidity calibration of temperatures as low as -65°C.
Development engineer

Employment

Senior professor of engineering
Aarhus University School of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
2017-
Associate professor
Aarhus University School of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
2016-2017
Assistant professor
Aarhus University School of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
2014-2016
Project manager and consultant
Specialised in metrology
Danish Technological Institute, Energy and Climate
2008-2014

Education

M.Sc. Mechatronics Engineer
Specialised in mathematical modelling
University of Southern Denmark Sønderborg, Mads Clausen Institute
2003-2008

Memberships

Arctic Research Center
Lead of WP5: New technologies and innovation

Danish Automation Company
Member

MADE Manufacturing Academy of Denmark
Member

UAS Denmark
Member