Professor Toby Norris

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+ 44 (0)121 204 3598


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Prof Toby Norris is an electrical and mechanical engineer experienced broadly in electric power supply, utilisation and cognate industries. He was Head of Electrical Engineering at the Central Electricity Research Laboratories until 1986 engaged in trouble shooting and development activities. He continues consultancy in this area. He has engaged in research on the forefront of technology and tackled problems of more immediate practical nature particularly where careful analysis supported by insight is required. His continuing interests are in electricity supply systems and power plant performance, electromagnetic theory, health in electric and magnetic fields, superconductivity and in practical applications of and trouble shooting in electric power plant.

Qualifications & Education
  • MA
  • ScD
Teaching activity
Undergraduate teaching on signals and systems, control engineering and mechanical dynamics and vibrations.

Foundation degree teaching on Nuclear Power.

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Research interests
  • Electricity supply systems
  • Power plant performance
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Health in electric and magnetic fields
  • Superconductivity
  • Practical applications of and trouble shooting in electric power plant.
Membership of Professional Bodies
  • C.Eng
  • FIEE
  • FIMechE
  • Sen MIEEE
  • FCSD
  • FRSA
Selected publications
Dr Yifeng Yang, Miss Elena Martínez and W. T. Norris. “Configuration and calibration of pickup coils for measurement of ac loss in long superconductors” JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS VOLUME 96, NUMBER 4 15 AUGUST 2004

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