Dr. Ahmed Onsy

Lecturer in Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Engineering

School of Engineering

Computer and Technology Building, CM 109

+44 (0) 1772 89 3266

Subject Areas: Systems Engineering

Ahmed Onsy is a lecturer in condition monitoring and maintenance engineering. He has been awarded his PhD from the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Mechatronics Group and Design Unit, Newcastle University, UK. His main research interests are intelligent diagnostics and health management systems, smart maintenance systems, advanced mechatronics, and embedded systems which can be directly applied to Intelligent Diagnostic and Health Management (DHM) and Predictive Health Monitoring (PHM) systems for oil well, wind turbine, aerospace (SHM & HUM), marine, and automotive applications. Ahmed is contributing to research within the area of Tribotronics and is a member of the Jost Institute for Tribotechnology.

Full Profile

Ph.D. Intelligent Health Monitoring Systems, Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Mechatronics Group & Design Unit, Newcastle University, UK, 2009.
M.Sc. Automotive Powertrain Control, Mechanical Engineering, MTC, Egypt, 2001.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Automotive Engineering, MTC, Egypt, 1993.

Ahmed has 22 years’ experience in R&D and teaching; during which he concluded and supervised several projects in the area of:

  • Smart Systems Engineering
  • Diagnostic Engineering; PHM and CBM applications
  • Mechatronics, Autotronics, Robotics Applications, and Embedded Systems
  • Machinery Failure Analysis using Vibration Analysis, Acoustic Emission Monitoring, and Oil Debris Analysis
  • Systems Interfacing and Data Transmission
  • Development of Scan Tools (Machinery, Automotive OBD, CAN)


  • Predictive Health Monitoring System for Wind Turbine Gearboxes
  • Gears/ Roller Bearings Condition Monitoring
  • Lubricant Condition Monitoring
  • Oil Well Condition Monitoring
  • Monitoring Home Wind Turbine
  • Solar Panel Tracking/ Automated Cleaning System
  • Development of a Low Cost Robot Inspired by Biology
  • Power-Assist Robotic System Based on Electromyography (EMG) Signal Activity


  • Intelligent Mechanical Elements
  • Smart Monitoring Systems
  • Autonomous Mechatonics Systems
  • Test Equipment Development

External Activities

  • Predictive Health Monitoring System for Wind Turbine Gearboxes

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • MP 4706 Sensors, instrumentation & Control
  • MP 3701 Mechanical Systems Reliability


  • Member of the IMechE
  • Member of the International Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Member of the IEEE
  • Member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
  • Member of the IEEE Councils of: Sensors, Systems and Technology Management
  • Member of the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
  • Liaison to the SAE Aerospace standards committees:
  • G-11SHM, Structural Health Monitoring and Mgmt Committee
  • ACBG, Airframe Control Bearings Committee
  • Reviewer for the SAE
  • Reviewer for the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society
  • Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics and the Aerospace Conference


1. ONSY, A., FOUAD, M., SHAW, B. A. & Dansereau, R. M. (2014) A New Technique for Monitoring Gears Surface Failures Using Enhanced Image Registration Method. International SAE International Journal Aerospace. September Volume , Issue 1


2. ONSY, A. (2013) A New Acoustic Emission Remote Sensing System: an Experimental Validation of Wheel Bearing Condition Monitoring. SAE International Journal Aerospace. December 2013 Volume 6, Issue 2.


3. ONSY, A., BICKER, R. & SHAW, B.A. (2013) Predictive Health Monitoring of Gear Surface Fatigue Failure Using Model-based Parametric Method Algorithms; An Experimental Validation. SAE International Journal Aerospace. September 2013 Volume 6, Issue 1.


4. ONSY, A., SHAW, B.A. & JISHAN, Z. (2011) Monitoring the Progression of Micro-Pitting In Spur Geared Transmission Systems Using Online Health Monitoring Techniques. SAE International Journal Aerospace. November 2011 4:1301-1315.


5. ONSY, A., BICKER, R. & SHAW, B.A. (2010) Intelligent Diagnostic Health Management of Power Transmission Systems: An Experimental Validation, International Journal of COMADEM 2010, 13(2), 46-58. ISSN 1363-7681