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Adamson-Macedo, Prof. Emeritus Colinlocked

DSc; FIEE

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

Education

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

Career

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

Publications

(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

Recreations

Yachting, oriental science and technology

Club

Athenæum

Addresses

Yetts o’ Huaxu, Glendevon by Dollar, Clackmannanshire, FK14 7JY

(01259) 781641

Rua Tonelero 27/201, Edificio Yapa, Copacabana, 22030-000 Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil