School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Dave Atkinson

Senior Lecturer



Dr Dave Atkinson joined University of Newcastle in an academic post in 1987 after 17 years in electronics industry and is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering.

Previous employers: NEI Electronics Ltd; British Gas Corporation; Tolag Products Ltd.

Previous industrial experience: analogue and digital circuit design; microprocessor system design; ultrasonic signal processing system design; electronic control system design.


BSc, PhD, C.Eng, MIEE

 Areas of expertise: Power converter control, electric drives

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Dave is a member of the Electrical Power research group.

Research Interests

control of power electronic systems; electric drives; power converters for energy conversion systems;

Other Expertise

power electronic circuit design; general electronic circuit design; real-time digital control systems design; embedded system programming; simulation of power electronic systems;

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Undergraduate Teaching

Control and Electrical Machines (Stage 2)
Electric Drives (Stage 3/4)

Postgraduate Teaching

Control of Electric Drives (MSc)