Dr Trevor Oliver

Trevor Oliver

Deputy Executive Dean

Associate Dean Undergraduate Programmes   

Phone number: + 44 (0)121 204 3597
Email: t.n.oliver@aston.ac.uk   
Room number: EAS School Centre, MB133


I currently teach a number of energy related and power engineering modules across a wide range of undergraduate programmes. As Associate Dean I am responsible for many aspects of undergraduate programmes. I hold (and have held) a number of external examiner appointments on undergraduate engineering programmes in the UK and overseas.

I am actively involved with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) as both a Professional Registration Advisor and Assessor.

Qualifications & Education  
  • BSc (Hons) First Class in Applied Physics, Liverpool Polytechnic, 1977

  • PhD in Low Loss Quartz Crystal Devices for Telecomminications, Aston University, 1989 

  • 1990 – date: Lecturer, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University.

  • 1990 – 1996   Electricity Council Teaching Fellow

  • 1996 – 2004   Programme Director – Mechanical Engineering Programmes

  • 2004 – 2008   Associate Dean PG Programmes

  • 2008 – date    Associate Dean UG Programmes

  • 1987 – 1990: Engineering Design Advisor, The Design Council, London.

  • 1984 – 1987: Research Engineer – Quartz Crytal Devices, STC Components, Harlow, Essex

  • 1982 – 1984: Technical Director – Heat Pump Systems, JCN Limited, Guildford, Surrey.  

Teaching activity

I teach modules in the areas of Energy Studies, Design and Power Engineering. Current students can find links to all of these via the Blackboard site

Research interests

Member of the Sustainable Engineering Research Group. Interests include:

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Industrial Applications of Electricity

  • Modelling of Electricity Supply Networks

Membership of Professional Bodies 
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

  • Chartered Electrical Engineer

  • Regional Membership Advisor for the IET

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Physics, Liverpool Polytechnic
  • PhD Aston University  (Low Loss Quartz Crystal Devices for Telecommunications Systems)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (MIET)
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Selected publications 

Harper, R A & Oliver, T. N. “Industrial Energy Demand Patterns for Load Management Planning”. Proc of 36th Universities Power Engineering Conf, September 2001, Swansea. 

Harper, R A, Gilmour, J E, Oliver, T N, Booth, M. “The Application of Industrial Demand Side Management Expert Systems for the Analysis of Electroheat Technology Refits”, 16th Int Conf on Electricity Distribution (CIRED), June 2001, Amsterdam, IEE Pub No 482. 

Gilmour, J. E., Oliver, T. N., Booth, M. Modelling of Drying Processes for Market-Led Demand Side Management,  34th Universities Power Engineering Conference, Leicester, pp 616-619, Sept 1999 

Gilmour, J. E., Oliver, T. N., Booth, M.  The Potential Benefits of Airless Drying, Proc 11th International Drying Symposium (IDS 98), Halkidiki, Greece, pp 573-580, August 1998 

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