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Adamson-Macedo, Prof. Emeritus Colinlocked


Born 23 Nov. 1922; British; m 1946, Janet Marjory Conyers; one d (one s decd); m 1983, Dr Elvidina Nabuco Macedo; one s (two step s decd); died 29 March 2005

engineering and higher education consultant


Pocklington Sch., Yorks. University of London (BSc 1947, MSc(Eng) 1952); University of Manchester (DSc 1961)


REME (Capt.), 1942–46. Asst Lectr, then with A. Reyrolle & Co. (power systems analysis), 1946–52; Sen. Lectr, then Reader, in Electrical Power Systems Engrg, UMIST, 1952–61; Chm., Dept of Electrical Engrg and Electronics, UMIST, 1961–70; Rector, PCL, 1970–83; Overseas Adviser to Univ. of Salford, 1983–86. Mem., Conf. Internationale des Grands Réseaux Electriques; Chm. of Consultants, Educnl Overseas Services, 1975–90; Chm. of Panel 1 (and Mem. Council), British Calibration Service, 1969–83. Mem., Exec. Cttee, Inter-Univ. Council for Service Overseas, 1972–82. Mem., Bd of Trustees, Ecole Supérieure Interafricaine d’Electricité, Abidjan, 1979–90; UN Team leader for Yarmouk Univ. of Technology, Jordan, 1978–80. Vis. Professor: Univ. of Roorkee, India, 1954–55; Univs of Washington and Wisconsin, 1959; Middle East Techn. Univ., Ankara, 1967–68; Univ. of Technology, Baghdad, 1975–83; Fed. Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, 1983–93 (UNESCO Energy Conslt to Coordenação dos Programas de Pós-graduação de Engenharia, 1986); Advisor to Rector, Mahidol Univ., Thailand, 1984–92; NATO Fellow, Electrical/Electronics Res. Inst., ME Technical Univ., Ankara, 1987; Vis. Prof. and Energy Conslt, Inst. de Pesquisas Tecnológicas, Univ. of São Paulo, 1987–88; Consultant, Trng Policy Div., ILO, 1991–92. Mem. Governing Council, Polytechnic of Huddersfield HEC, 1989–92. Blumlein Meml Lectr, IEE, 1998. Bailie Meml Prize, IEE, 1948-49


(jtly) High Voltage Direct Current Power Transmission, 1960; High Voltage DC Power Convertors and Systems, 1963; University Perspectives, 1970; UNESCO reports: Higher Technical Education (Egypt), 1972; Alternative University Structures (UK), 1973, 3rd edn 1977; Technical Higher Education (Iraq), 1974; Post-secondary Education for Persons Gainfully-employed, 1976 and 1977; contribs to Proc. IEE and other learned jls


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