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Dr Anil Kunnappillil Madhusudhanan


Anil Kunnappillil Madhusudhanan

Senior Research Associate in Vehicle Performance and Energy Efficiency

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Biomechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32869



Research interests

Anil is interested in interdisciplinary research projects in Vehicle Energy Efficiency, Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Dynamics, and Systems and Control.

Teaching activity

He supervised undergraduate students for the 3F2 Systems & Control course in the Lent term of 2017-2018 and in the Lent term of 2018-2019.


He received Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology Allahabad, India, in 2006. During the years 2006 to 2009, he worked at ST Microelectronics (Greater Noida), Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru) and Cranes Software (Bengaluru) for one year each.

He received Master of Science (MSc) Cum Laude in Systems and Control, and PhD from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 2011 and 2016 respectively. His MSc thesis was on State Dependent Riccati Equation based Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Controller and PhD thesis was on Lateral Vehicle Dynamics Control and Vehicle State Estimation: A Tyre Force Measurement based Approach.

Before relocating to Cambridge, he worked for about two years at the Integrated Vehicle Safety Department of the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). There he worked on vehicle dynamics control, vehicle state estimation and autonomous driving projects.

Department role and responsibilities

He was a Research Associate at the Department of Engineering from October 2017 to November 2020. He is now a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Engineering.