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Qualifications

1965 ONC Electrical Engineering
1968 BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering (1st Class Honours)
1974 MTech Systems Engineering
1974 CEng
1974 MIEE
1987 FIEE
2012 PADI Master Scuba Diver

About

GRANTS AND AWARDS

1. SERC/DTI £205,000 over 3 years for a Teaching Company with Xidex Ltd (formerly Control Data Magnetic Products Operations), Brynmawr Gwent. Plus industrial contribution of £50,000. (1984)

2. WINtech £4000 to investigate the infrastructure and support requirements of the South Wales Electronics industry (with D.A. Lea & R.J. Williams). 1985.

3. SERC/DTI £52,451 over 2 years for a Teaching Company with Autophon Ltd, Cardiff. Plus industrial contribution of £17,362 (with R.J. Williams – principal grantholder). 1986.

4. EEC (COMETT) £17,787 over one year for the placing of students with German industry. 1987-88.

5. EEC (COMETT) £3,780 over one year for the placing of students with German industry. 1988-89.

6. SERC/DTI £106,563 over three years for a Teaching Company with Yuasa Battery (UK) Ltd. Plus industrial contribution of £47,942. 1989-92.

7. British Council (Treaty of Windsor) £600 for collaboration with Politecnico de Faro/Universidade do Algarve. 1989.

8. British Council £600 for collaboration with Athlone Regional Technical College. 1990.

9. EEC (COMETT) £10,400 over one year for the placing of students with Portuguese industry. 1990.

10. EEC (COMETT) £63,420 over two years for the placing of 29 students with European enterprises. 1990/92.

11. EEC (ERASMUS) £2660 for co-operation with Politecnico de Faro. 1990/91.

12. British Council (Treaty of Windsor) £1000 for curriculum development with Politecnico de Faro. 1990.

13. EC (COMETT) via WDA £22,153 for placement of 15 students with European enterprises. 1991/92.

14. EC (ERASMUS) £3080 for co-operation with Universidade do Algarve/Fachhochschule Hannover. 1991/92.

15. British Council £300 for further co-operation with RTC Athlone. 1991.

16. EC (COMETT) £64,025 for the placement of 72 students with European enterprises, 1992-94.

17. EC (ERASMUS) £3,900 for co-operation with Universidade do Algarve/Fachhochschule Hannover/Pori Polytechnic. 1992-93.

18. SERC/DTI £54,488 over 2 years for a Teaching Company with B & S Fuses Ltd plus £18,991 Industrial Contribution, 1993-95.

19. Welsh Office £1022 to study Technology Transfer in Baden Wurttemberg, October 1992.

20. HEFCW £360,000 for the development of research in Electrical & Electronic Engineering 1993-1996 (with M.O. Al-Nuaimi and R.J. Williams). August 1993.

21. British Council £250 to establish System Identification research with the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) at Terrassa. May 1993.

22. Welsh Office £2,490 to assist in the setting up of a collaborative research project with Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in the area of Microwave Propagation, March 1994.

23. Festo UK Ltd £108,000 (in kind) to establish an Industrial Information Technology and Control teaching laboratory. June 1994.

24. EPSRC £475,000 over 5 years for an Integrated Graduate Development Scheme. 1995 -2000

Experience

Sept 1964 – July 1968 Student Apprentice, ICI Ltd, Plastics Division

July 1968 – Aug 1969 Instrument Engineer, ICI Ltd, Plastics Division

Sept 1969 – Dec 1971 Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, the Hatfield Polytechnic

Jan 1972 – Aug 1978 Lecturer in Control Engineering, The Hatfield Polytechnic

Sept 1978 – Aug 1981 Senior Lecturer in Control Engineering, the Hatfield
Polytechnic

Sept 1981 – Dec 1984 Principal Lecturer in Computer Engineering, the Polytechnic
of Wales

Jan 1985 – Feb 1988 Head of Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
The Polytechnic of Wales

Feb 1988 – July 2006 Professor & Head of Department of Electrical & Electronic
Engineering, The University of Glamorgan
May 1991 – Aug 1992 Executive Head, International Office, the Polytechnic of
Wales (part time secondment)

July 1994 – July 1999 Director, Centre for Electronic Product Engineering

August 1999 – July 2000 Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Glamorgan

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

1. Witting P A, ‘An Introduction to Digital Filtering’, Electron, No. 21, 8-2-73. pp23-27

2. Witting P A, ‘A Simple Method of Designing Wide-Band Digital Filters’, Electron No. 24, 22-3-73, pp33-35

3. Witting P A, ‘Designing Digital Filters without Feedback’, Electron, No. 28, 17-5-73, pp21-23.

4. Witting P A, ‘Finite Word Length Effects in Digital Processes’, Part 1 Electron 7-11-74, pp46-51, Part 2 Electron 5-12-74. pp15

5. Witting P A, ‘On digital Filtering’, MTech dissertation, Brunel University, 1974.

6. Witting P A, ‘A Polytechnic Diploma in Measurement and Control’, Measurement and Control, Vol. 18, September 1977. ISSN 0020-2940, pp319-321

7. Witting P A, Davies J, ‘Microprocessors’ a course unit written for the Open University course TM221 “The Digital Computer”. 1977.

8. Witting P A, ‘Minicomputers and Microprocessors’, Course materials commissioned by Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Engineering Ltd, 1979 242 pages.

9. Witting P A, ‘Digital Filters’ Two lessons commissioned by IEE for a proposed correspondence course on “Digital Signal Processing”, 1979. 79 pages.

10. Witting P A, et al, Microprocessors at the “Salon Internationale de la Machine Agricole”’, restricted DOI/Ministry of Agriculture report April 1979. 13 pages.

11. Witting P A, et al, ‘Proposal for the Microprocessor Control of a Paper Mill’, a confidential report prepared for a specialist manufacturer under the MAPCON scheme, February 1980. 27 pages.

12. Witting P A, ‘A Perspective on Microprocessors’, Pig News and Information, Vol. 2 No. 1, March 1981. ISSN 0143-9014, pp35-38

13. Witting P A, Brown C, ‘The Application of Microprocessors to Small-Boat Autopilots’, report prepared under the MAPCON scheme for Messrs. Whitlock Marine, August 1982. 72 pages.

14. Witting P A, ‘Fundamentals of Microprocessor Systems’, Chartwell-Bratt, 1984. ISBN 0-86238-030-8, 526 pages.

15. Witting P A, ‘ASTEC3 Introductory Manual’, published by SIA Ltd, Ebury Gate, 23 Lower Belgrave Street, London, 1984. 60 pages.

16. Witting P A, Rees D, ‘Use of Novel Processor Architectures for Controller Realisation’, Proceedings of Eurocon 84 Conference, Brighton, September 26-28 1984 pp108 – 113.

17. Witting P A, ‘A Microprocessor-based Integrated Alarm Monitoring System’. A report prepared under the MAPCON scheme for Anchor Systems Ltd, December 1984. 71 pages.

18. Witting P A, ‘Electronic Circuit Simulation with ASTEC3’, Computer-Aided Engineering Journal, Vol. 2, No. 6, December 1985. pp186-191

19. Witting P A, Williams R J, Lea D, ‘Support Requirements for the Electronics Industry in South Wales’. A report prepared for WINtech 1986. 77 pages.

20. Witting P A, ‘Controller Realisation via VLSI Signal Processors’, Microcomputer Applications, Vol.5, No. 1, January 1986. pp28-31.

21. Witting P A, Proudfoot C, ‘Introduction to Digital Control’ in “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, Rees D, Warwick K (eds), Peter Peregrinus, Aug 1986 ISBN 0-86341-081-2 pp1-18

22. Witting P A, ‘Digital Controllers in Process Control Applications’ in “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, Rees D, Warwick K (eds), Peter Peregrinus, Aug 1986. ISBN 0-86341-081-2 pp37-70.

23. Witting P A, ’Microcomputer Control – Case Study 1’, in “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, Rees D, Warwick K (eds), Peter Peregrinus, Aug 1986. ISBN 0-86341-081-2 pp349-365

24. Rees D, Witting P A, ‘Controller Implementation Using Novel Processors’ in “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, Rees D, Warwick K (eds), Peter Peregrinus, Aug 1986 ISBN 0-86341-081-2 pp366-391

25. Witting P A, ‘Control Systems Simulation with ASTEC3’, Proceedings of AMSE Conference on Modelling and Identification, Sorrento, Naples, Italy 29 Sept-1 Oct 1986, vol 1.4, pp67-81.

26. Witting P A, ‘Use of Signal Processing Microprocessors for Controller Implementation’, Proceedings of ECRC Symposium on Micro and Personal Computers, Baghdad, Iraq, 16-19 Dec 1986, pp169-187.

27. Witting P A, ’Control Systems Simulation with ASTEC3 (revised & updated), Proceedings of ECRC Symposium on Micro and Personal Computers, Baghdad, Iraq, 16-19 Dec 1986.

28. Witting P A, ‘Control Systems Applications of the British Telecom FAD Processor’, Proceedings of the 12th IMAC World Congress, Paris, 18-22 July 1988. vol III pp278 – 282.

29. Poole, N J; Sarvar, F; Witting P A; McKenzie, W H, ‘Thermal Modelling Using ASTEC3 Software’, International Journal of Numerical Modelling : Electronic Networks, Devices & Fields, Vol.1, 1988,pp103-113.

30. Witting P A, Proudfoot C, ‘Introduction to Digital Control’ in “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, (revised second edition), Rees D, Warwick K (eds), Peter Peregrinus, Aug 1988, ISBN 0-86341-139-8 pp1-19

31. Witting P A, ‘Digital Controllers in Process Control Applications’ in “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, (revised second edition) Rees D, Warwick K (eds), Peter Peregrinus, August 1988. ISBN 0-86341-139-8 pp43-76

32. Witting P A, ‘Microcomputer – Case Study 1’ in “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, (revised second edition) Rees D, Warwich K (eds), Peter Peregrinus, Aug 1988. ISBN 0-86341-139-8 pp385-405

33. Rees D,Witting P A, ‘Controller Implementation Using Novel Processors’ in “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, (revised second edition) Rees D, Warwick K (eds), Peter Peregrinus, Aug 1988 ISBN 0-86341-139-8 pp423-452

34. Witting P A, Jayne M G, Report on visit to Romania, 4-11 February 1989. To British Council March 1989.

35. Witting P A; ’Report on machine control failure’(confidential), for Derbyshire John and Partners, consulting engineers, March 1989. 15 pages.

36. Witting P A; Poole N J; Sarvar F; ‘Electro-Thermal Simulation of Hybrid and VLSI Circuits’, Proceedings of the 17th IASTED International Symposium on Simulation and Modelling, Lugano, 19-22 June 1989. 5 pages.

37. Poole N J; Sarvar F; Witting P A; ‘Simulation Modelling of Thermal and Electrical Characteristics using ASTEC3 Software’, Proceedings of the Nasecode IV Conference Dublin, 11-14 July 1989, Boole Press ISBN0-906783-90-9, pp149 – 154.

38. Witting P A, ‘Implementation of Digital Control Algorithms’, in Digital Signal Processing : Principles, Devices and Applications", Jones N.B., & Watson J.D.M. (eds), Peter Peregrinus 1990. ISBN 0-86341-210-6 pp155-180

39. Witting P A, ‘Comparison of DSP Devices in Control System Applications’, in “Digital Signal Processing : Principles, Devices and Applications”, Jones N.B. & Watson J.D.M. (eds), Peter Peregrinus 1990. ISBN 0-86341-210-6 pp181-194

40. Witting P A; ‘Report on domestic electronic locks’(confidential) – for Robertsons Solicitors(Cardiff), March 1990. 31 pages.

41. Sarvar , F; Poole N J; Witting P A; ‘PCB Glass-Fibre Laminates : Thermal Conductivity Measurements and their Effect on Simulation’ Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol 19, No. 12, 1990. pp1345-1349.

42. Sarvar, F; Witting P A; Poole, N J; “Examination of Natural Convection plumes from partially heated PCB plates and Estimation of Heat Transfer Coefficients”. Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 22, No. 4, May 1993,pp573-577.

43. Sarvar, F; Witting P A; Poole, N J; “Convection Heat Transfer from a Hybrid Circuit”. Journal of Electronic Materials Vol. 22, No. 7, July 1993, pp751-755.

44. Witting P A, “A Technique for the Implementation of Low Frequency Digital Filters with Simple FAD-Based Hardware”. Microprocessors and Microsystems, Vol.18, No. 1 Jan/Feb 1994, pp27-38.

45. Witting P A; ’Report lifting equipment control failure’(confidential), for Derbyshire John & Partners, consulting engineers, March 1994. 20 pages.

46. Evidence to the Welsh Affairs Comittee, House of Commons April 1995. “Wales in Europe”, vol II, pp181-183,HMSO 1995, ISBN0-10-022245-5

47. Witting P A, ‘Trends in Engineering Education’. IEE Science Education and Technology Journal April 1996, pp 65-74

48. Witting P A, ‘Student Motivation and Retention Strategic and Tactical Responses’ Proceedings of the “Progress1” conference, University of Hull, UK 18-20 October 2001

49. Witting P A, “Collaborative Delivery of a Course Leading to Dual Qualification”, Proceedings of SEFI 2003 International Conference “Global Engineer: Education and Training for Mobility”, pp 61-68, Oporto 7-10 September 2003. ISBN 972 752 063 4

50. X del Toro Garcia, A Arias, MG Jayne, P A Witting, V M Sala, J L Romeral; “New DTC Control Scheme for the Induction Motors Fed with a Three-Level Inverter”. Automatika vol 46-2005 no 1-2, pp73-82, ISSN 0005-1144

51. X del Toro Garcia, A Arias, MG Jayne, P A Witting; “Direct Torque Control of Induction Motors Utilizing Three-Level Voltage Source Inverters” ; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 2007

PAPERS PRESENTED AT MEETINGS

1. ‘Memories for Microprocessor Systems’, IEE Vacation School on “Microprocessors in Engineering Systems”, University of Kent, 17-21 September 1979.

2. ‘The Pedigree of the Microprocessor’, Paper presented at the Reading University Annual Agricultural Conference, February 1980.

3. ‘Microprocessor-based Controllers in Process Control’, IEE Vacation School on “Industrial Digital & Microprocessor-based Control Systems”, Balliol College Oxford, 14-18 April 1980; also 29 March – 3 April 1981, 28 March-2 April 1982.

4. ‘Microprocessor Systems – Hardware’ in “Microprocessors and Microcomputers”, a short course at Berlin Conference Centre, 19 November 1980.

5. ‘Bit-Slice Microprocessors’ in “Microprocessors and Microcomputers”, a short course at Berlin Conference Centre, 21 November 1980.

6. ‘Microprocessor Testing and Development Techniques’ in “Microprocessors and Microcomputers”, a short course at Berlin Conference Centre, 21 November 1980.

7. ‘Some 16-Bit Microprocessors’ in “Microprocessors and Microcomputers”, a short course at Berlin Conference Centre, 21 November 1980.

8. ‘Microcomputer Control of a Process – A Case Study’, IEE Vacation School on “Industrial Digital & Microprocessor-based Control Systems”, Balliol College Oxford, 28 March – 2 April 1982.

9. ‘Small-Boat Autopilots, are microprocessors really necessary?’ Lecture given to the South Wales section of IERE, 8 March 1983.

10. ‘Controller Realisation via VLSI Signal Processors’ 29th ISMM International Symposium “MIMI 85” on Mini- and Micro-computers and their Applications, Sant Felieu, Spain, June 25-29, 1985. Also published in “Microcomputer Applications” – see publications above.

11. ‘Introduction to Digital Control’, to IEE Vacation School on “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, September 1986, 1987, 1988.

12. ‘Digital Controllers for Process Control Applications’, to IEE Vacation School on "Industrial Digital Control Systems, September 1986, 1987, 1988.

13. ‘Implementation Aspects of Digital Controllers’, to IEE Vacation School on “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, September 1986, 1987, 1988.

14. ‘Case Study I’ to IEE Vacation School on “Industrial Digital Control Systems”, September 1986, 1987, 1988.

15. ‘ASTEC3 as a Research Tool’, Lecture to ECRC, Baghdad, Iraq, 17 Dec 1986.

16. ‘A Review of ASTEC3’, IEE Colloquium on Mathematical Modelling for Industrial Dynamic Systems, Savoy Place, London, 20 May 1987.

17. ‘The British Telecom FAD as a Plant Controller’, IEE Colloquium on Novel Architectures and Algorithms for Controllers, Savoy Place, London, 2 Feb 1987.

18. ‘Use of Signal Processors for Controller Implementation’, presented at a seminar at ICPE Bistrita, Romania, 7 February 1989 & ICPE Bucharest, Romania, 10 February 1989.

19. ‘Computer Engineering, Cause of or Cure for Complexity?’ Inaugural Professorial Lecture presented at the Polytechnic of Wales, 7 March 1989.

20. ‘Student Programmes at the Polytechnic of Wales’, CEP Colloquium on European Initiatives – Sharing Experiences, Polytechnic of Central London, 21 March 1989.

21. ‘Electro Thermal Modelling’, IEE Colloquium on “Thermal Design of Electronic Systems”, Savoy Place, London 29 March 1989.

22. ‘Implementation of Digital Control Algorithms’, IEE Vacation School on “Digital Signal Processing: Principles, Devices & Applications”, University of Leicester, March 1990.

23. ‘Comparison of DSP Devices in Control System Applications’, IEE Vacation School on “Digital Signal Processing: Principles, Devices & Applications”, University of Leicester March, 1990.

24. ‘COMETT Grants – Application & Administration’, WDA Training seminar, QED Centre, Treforest, 17 December 1990.

25. ‘Making Arrangements’, WDA Training Seminar on Transnational Placements, QED Centre, Treforest, 21 March 1991.

26. ‘Trends in Engineering Education’ – Meeting of IEE South Wales Area, 14 December 1993.

27. Student Motivation and Retention – Strategic and Tactical Responses. Progress 1” conference, University of Hull, UK 18-20 October 2001

28. Witting P A, ‘Projects – Educating the Renaissance Engineer in Practice’, SEFIrenze 2002 – “Educating the Renaissance Engineer of Tomorrow”, Florence 8-11 September 2002

29. S Calls Gualda, X del Toro Garcia, MG Jayne P A Witting A Arias J L Romeral; “Direct Torque Control of Induction Motorswith a Three-Level Inverter” 4th International Research & Educational Colloquium on Electronics, University of Glamorgan, 23 July 2003, ISBN 84 688 2930 7, pp 35-42

30. X del Toro Garcia, MG Jayne P A Witting A Arias J L Romeral; “Direct Torque Control of Induction Motorswith a Three-Level Inverter and Fuzzy Logic” International Symposium on Industrial Electronics(IEEE), Ajaccio, France, May 2004

31. S Calls Gualda, X del Toro Garcia, MG Jayne, P A Witting, V M Sala, A Arias J L Romeral; “New DTC Control Scheme for the Induction Motor Fed with a Three-Level Inverter” ; IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics – ISIE2005, Dubrovnic, Croatia June 20 –June 23 2005

Memberships

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

1. Member of IEE Professional Group Committee C6ii (formerly C6d) – Microprocessor Education & Government Liaison, 1978-1983. Chairman 1981-82.

2. Microprocessor specialist for Department of Industry/Ministry of Agriculture working party on microprocessors in agriculture. 1979.

3. Member of the organising committee for the IEE Vacation School “Industrial Digital and Microprocessor Based Control Systems” (latterly “Industrial Digital Control Systems”). 1980-89. Chairman 1983-89.

4. Member of IEE Professional Group Committee, C6 (Microprocessor Applications) 1981-1984.

5. Member of IEE Professional Group Committee C9 (formerly C4) “Control Applications”. 1983-1986.

6. Member of IEE Computing and Control Divisional Board. 1983-84 and 1987-88.

7. Member of the Editorial Board of “The Laboratory Microcomputer”. 1984-1990.

8. Member of the organising committee for the DES/HMI Invitation Conference “The Impact of Information Technology on Electrical Engineering Departments”, Leicester Polytechnic, April 1984.

9. Member of IEE Professional Group Committee C2 “Hardware & Systems Engineering” October 1986 – September 1992. Chairman 1987-88.

10. Member of CNAA Electrical Engineering Committee, October 1986 – September 1987.

11. Technical referee for Microprocessors & Microsystems Journal.

12. Member of the panel of referees for the Proceedings of the IEE.

13. Member of the Advisory Committee for Telecommunications in Wales. April 1987 – September 1991.

14. Chairman of organising committee for the DES/HMI Invitation Conference on “MEng Courses in the Public Sector”, January 1988.

15. Member of the organising committee for the IEE International Conference “Computers and Safety”, 8-10 November 1989.

16. Chairman of the Standing Conference of Polytechnic Heads of Electrical Engineering. November 1988-November 1990.

17. Member of the organising committee for the IEE Vacation School "Digital Signal Processing: Principles, Devices and Applications, June 1989 – April 1990.

18. Member of the Committee for Engineering in Polytechnics, November 1989 – 1994.

19. Member of the ‘Professors & Heads of Electrical Engineering’ Committee 1994 – 1995.

20. Member of IEE Professional Group Committee C9 (formerly C4) “Control Applications”. 1995 – 1998
21. Quality assessor for Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, 1995 – 1998
22. Member of IEE pool of accreditors. September 1996 – 2006
23. Member of IEE Accreditation Committee September 1997 – 2006
24. Member of steering group for the Council of Welsh TECs ‘Higher level Graduate Project” November 1977 – 1998

25. Member of committee of the conference of Professors and Heads of Electrical Engineering. 1998 – 2006

26. Member of the panel of international peers for the Swiss peer review project. (peer review of engineering schools in Swiss universities and technical universities).January –July 2001

27. Member of EC panel of Washington Accord assessors 2002 – 2009
28. Member of SEFI Administrative Council 2002 –2006

29. Member of programme committee, SEFI 30th annual conference “Global Engineer: Education and Training for Mobility. Porto 7 – 10 September 2003

30. Member of programme committee, SEFI 31st annual conference “The XX1 Century, The Golden Opportunity for Engineering Education”. Valencia 8 – 10 September 2004

31. Member of programme committee, SEFI 32nd annual conference “Engineering Education at the Crossroads of Civilisation”. Ankara 7 – 10 September 2005

External

EXTERNAL EXAMINERSHIPS

1. External Examiner for the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems Technology at Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology, Aberdeen. 1986 – 1990.

2. External Examiner for the BEng(Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Birmingham Polytechnic/University of Central England. 1990 – 1994

3. External Examiner for the PgD in Integrated Electronic Product Design, Bournemouth Polytechnic, 1991-1992.

4. 4 External Examiner for the PhD in “Data Compression for High Precision Waveform Recording”, The City University 1989.

5. External Examiner for MSc in “Use of Electronics to alter the Characteristics of Solenoid Valves”, University of Bath, May 1991.

6. External Examiner for the BEng(Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University. 1997 – 2001

7. External Examiner for the PhD in “A Unified Approach to the Study of Asynchronous Communication Mechanisms in Real Time Systems”, Kings College London, Sept 22 2000

8. External Examiner for the BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Bradford University. 2002 – 2007

9. External Examiner for T175 “Networked Living”, The Open University. 2005– 2010

Consultancy

CONSULTANCY

1. Consultant to Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Ltd (later British Aerospace) on Control Engineering education. (1978-82)

2. Consultant to The Open University in connection with a revised course unit on Microprocessors. 1978.

3. Consultant to Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Engineering Ltd on Microprocessor education. 1979-81.

4. Consultant to a small paper making firm concerning the feasibility of applying microprocessor-based control schemes. (Under the MAPCON arrangements). 1979.

5. Consultant to Warren Spring Laboratories (DOI) concerning the development of a communications link between a Tektronix 8002 microprocessor development system and a PDP11/34 minicomputer. 1979-1980.

6. Consultant to Whitlock Marine Steering Co. Ltd., concerning the application of microprocessors to the design of small-boat autopilots (under the MAPCON arrangements). 1982.

7. Consultant to the Welsh Development Agency (via Codas Ltd) on the technical assessment of electronics companies. 1984.

8. Consultant to SIA Computer Services on the support and sales of the ASTEC3 simulation system. 1984-1987.

9. Editorial consultant to Addison Wesley Ltd. 1984-present.

10. Consultant to Anchor Systems Ltd in connection with a study into the feasibility of designing an ‘intelligent’ alarm system (under the MAPCON arrangements). 1984-85.

11. Consultant to WINtech (part of the Welsh Development Agency) in connection with a survey of the support requirements for the South Wales electronics industry (with D.A. Lea & R.J. Williams). 1985-1986.

12. Consultant to Nu-aire Ltd in connection with the auditing of the design of a new electronic product. 1985.

13. Consultant to Mycalex Motors Ltd on the design of test equipment for Winchester disc drives. 1987.

14. Consultant to a firm of consulting engineers regarding the failure of electrical/electronic equipment. 1989.

15. Consultant to Robertsons solicitors re litigation, 1989-1990.

16. Consultant to a firm of Consulting Engineers regarding the failure of lifting equipment, 1994.

17. Consultant to Festo Automation(UK) Ltd in connection with business planning methods, 1996.

18. Editorial consultant to Cleveland Open Learning Unit(via UGCS) regarding the development of student-centred materials in mechatronics, 1996-97.

19. Consultant in connection with the technical monitoring of ESPRIT “FUSE” projects. March 1998-October 2000

Research

RESEARCH SUPERVISION

1. PhD – “Electro-thermal Modelling of Electronic Circuits”, F. Sarvar, 1987 – May 1992.

2. MPhil – “Monitoring & Control of Tape Production Processes”, H.B. Williams, 1986 – 1991.

3. MPhil – “Control of Battery Paste Production”, R.W. Davies, 1989 – 1995.

4. MPhil – "Designing an Optimum Connection Strategy for Local Area Networks; S. Patsalides, 1993 – 1996

5. PhD – “Improvements in Direct torque Control of Induction Motors with Three-level VSI” Xavier del Toro Garcia, 2002 – 2006

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