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New lecturer enjoys creative side of engineering

Published: 
6 December 2007
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'I enjoy using the ability to design and build machines that can do neat things for us', says Dr David Swaffield, new lecturer in Electrical Power Engineering.

Dr Swaffield is himself a graduate of the School of Electronics and Computer Science, having been an MEng student of Electromechanical Engineering and then a PhD student. He has already achieved distinction in his career, with the award in 2005 of the IEEE Eric Foster Young Scientist Award for a paper based on some of the research in his PhD.

His research continues with a varied range of projects based in the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory which include looking at materials for superconducting applications, lightning testing of aircraft parts built from composites, and the amount of energy that can be pushed through high-voltage cables in tunnels.

Read our profile of David Swaffield.

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