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.
BSc (Hons) First Class in Applied Physics, Liverpool Polytechnic, 1977
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.
Member of the Sustainable Engineering Research Group. Interests include:
Industrial Applications of Electricity
Modelling of Electricity Supply Networks
Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Chartered Electrical Engineer
Regional Membership Advisor for the IET
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