Paul Acarnley

Education and Qualifications

University of Leeds 1971-1977:

    BSc Hons in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1974

    PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1977

MA University of Cambridge, 1978

Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1992 (Member 1984)


2007- : Manager E3 Academy ; E3 Academy on YouTube ; E3 Academy on Facebook

2003- : Founder RESEEDS (Research Engineering Education Services)

2003- 2011: Emeritus Professor, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

2003- 2008: Research Professor, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

1995-2003: Professor of Electric Drives, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

1986-1995: Reader in Electrical Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

1978-1985: Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, University of Cambridge


Author of the book 'Stepping motors: a guide to theory and practice', published by IEE and now available in its Fourth Edition

Project Assessor and Monitor for the Technology Strategy Board

Member, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Peer Review College

Technical consultant to UK and European companies, including: Hozelock, Siemens, Rolls-Royce, Grundfos, Sevcon

External Examiner to Courses at the University of Loughborough, University of Leeds, University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham in Malaysia, Singapore Polytechnic

Preparation of submissions to the UK Research Assessment Exercise

Supervisor to 17 completed MPhil and PhD students

Invited Witness to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, Sub-Committee II: ‘Towards Zero-Emissions for Road Transport’

Author of over 120 technical papers published in professional institution journals and international conferences


link to Paul Acarnley's research output since 1 January 2001