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Team - Barrie Mecrow

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Professor of Electrical Power, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

Barrie commenced his career as a Turbogenerator Design Engineer with NEI Parsons, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, where he completed his PhD on 3-D eddy-current computation in large electrical machines. He became a Lecturer in 1987 and a Professor in 1998 with Newcastle University. 

He was Head of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, from 2012-2017, where he is also a Professor of Electrical Power Engineering. His research interests include fault-tolerant drives, high-performance permanent-magnet machines and novel switched reluctance drives. He has close links with Dyson and a number of automotive and aerospace companies, and is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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