Contact Dr Zakwan Skaf

Areas of expertise

  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Mechatronics & Advanced Controls
  • Throughlife Engineering Services
  • Vehicle Health Management


Dr Zakwan Skaf leads the research of diagnostics and prognostics in the Cranfield IVHM Centre, He is the Course Director of the Introduction to Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) short course and Module Leader of Diagnostics and Prognostics for the MSc Through-life System Sustainment course at Cranfield University. He is also the project manager of Clean Sky 2- AIRMES project (a four-year project, running until 2019, which has received €5.2 million total funding (more than €500,000 to Cranfield).) Zakwan received the B.S. degree from the faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 2001, and the MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Manchester, Control Systems Centre, Manchester, U.K.  His research interest involves control engineering, condition monitoring, diagnostics, and prognostics related to aerospace, railway, and automotive applications.




BAE Systems




Meggitt SA (MSA)

Transportes  Aereos  Portugueses  (TAP) 

Aerospace International Services (AIS)

ATOS Origin Integration SAS (ATOS)


Critical Software

Clean Sky 2


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Skaf Z (2017) Introduction to condition monitoring. In: ASM Handbook, Volume 18, Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology, Materials Park, Ohio: ASM International, p. 1005-1009.
  • Skaf Z (2012) Iterative Fault Tolerant Control for General Discrete-Time Stochastic Systems Using Output Probability Density Estimation. In: Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems: Methods and Techniques. Seifedine Kadry (ed.), IGI Global, p. 1-24.