Professor Emeritus Colin Adamson-Macedo DSc MSc(Eng.) BSc CEng FIEE
Professor Adamson-Macedo is an Engineering and Higher Education Consultant. Between 1942-46 he served his King and country as a Captain in the REME and entered academia and industry from 1946-52 undertaking power systems analysis. Professor Adamson-Macedo became Senior Lecturer and then Reader in electrical power systems engineering at UMIST between 1952-61 where after he became Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at UMIST FROM 1961-70. Professor Adamson-Macedo was then appointed Rector at the Polytechnic of Central London where he held the position until 1983. Professor Adamson-Macedo became Overseas Adviser to the University of Salfold from 1983-86 and from 1983 has been UNESCO Energy Consultant to Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graducao de Engenharia at the Fed. Univ. of Rio de Janeiro. He was Adviser to the Rector of Mahidol University, Thailand between 1984-92 and made NATO Fellow at the Electrical and Electronic Research Institution, METechnical University of Ankara in 1987. Professor Adamson-Macedo was visiting Professor and Energy Consultant at the Institute de Pesquisas Tecnologicas at the University of San Paulo from 1987-88 and has been Consultant to the Training Policy Division of the International Labour Organisation since 1991. During his time, Professor Adamson-Macedo has held and still holds many other highly responsible positions including Member of the Conference Internationale des Grands Reseaux Electriques (1975-); Chairman of Panel 1 and Member of Council, British Calibration Service(1969-83); Member of the Executive Committee of the Inter-University Council for Service Overseas(1972-82); Member of the Board of Trustees, Ecole Superieure Interafricaine d'Electricite, Abidjan(1979-90); UN Team Leader for Yarmouk University of Technology, Jordan(1978-80); Visiting Professor at the University of Roorkee, India(1954-55), Universities of Washington and Wisconsin(1959), the Middle East Technical University, Ankara(1967-68) and the University of Technology, Baghdad(1975-83) and Member of Governing Council of the Polytechnic of Huddersfield(1989-92). Together with his many senior appointments Professor Adamson-Macedo has many influential publications to his name including High Voltage Direct Current Power Transmission, High Voltage D Power Convertors and Systems, University Perspectives, UNESCO Reports, Higher Technical Education(Egypt), Alternative University Structures(UK), 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions; Technical Higher Education(Iraq) and Post-secondary Education for Persons Gainfully-employed(1976 and 1977).He has contributed to the Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and other learned journals over the years and Professor Adamson-Macedo enjoys yachting, oriental science and technology in times of recreation.
Prof. Dr. Igor Aleksander BSc(Eng.) PhD FEng FIEE MBCS FRSA FCGI
Professor Aleksander is Professor of Neural Systems Engineering and Head of the Department Electrical Engineering at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London. He was Section Head of Senior Training Corps, Footscray from 1958-61 and Lecturer at Queen Mary College, University of London between 1961-65. Professor Aleksander became Reader in Electronics at the University of Kent in 1965 until 1974 and from 1974-84 was Professor of Electronics and Head of Electrical Engineering Department at Brunel University. Between 1984 and 1988 he was Professor of Information Technology Management, Computing Department at Imperial College. Professor Aleksanderís best selling book with Helen Morton ĎAn Introduction to Neural Computing is a standard text in university courses and libraries throughout the world. His work in the field of Neural Systems Engineering led to the development of the 1st Computer based on Neural principles to reach the marketplace. Professor Aleksander has several major publications to his name including An Introduction to Logic Circuit Theory, Automata Theory: an engineering approach, The Human Machine, Reinventing Man(UK), Reinventing Man(USA), Designing Intelligent Systems, Thinking Machines and An Introduction to Neural Computing, Neuron and Symbols: the stuff that mind is made of. He has over 120 papers on computing and human modelling to his name and Professor Aleksander enjoys tennis, skiing, music and architecture in times of recreation.
Dr. David Cathmoir Nicoll BA PGCE DipTEFL DipTESOL MPhil Hon.DD AIMgt MAIM FRSA FRS(UG)
Dr.Nicoll is Development and Training Services Consultant to the British Council and Controller of Qualifications and Membership at The Institution of Incorporated Engineers in Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (the Largest Professional Institution for Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technicians in Europe). Dr. Nicoll has had a varied roll in industry and engineering. From 1991-93 he was Research Associate at the National Employee Communication Centre at the University of Central England together with being Employee Communications Support Manager for BT. In 1993 to 1995 Dr.Nicoll was Lecturer in Business within the Department of International Business at the University of Central Lancashire and led the department for widening access to higher education. During 1994 he was Associate Consultant for Cornerstone International preparing their bid for EU/CEE collaborative research. From 1995-97 Dr.Nicoll was Academic Registrar and Head of Publications for the School of Finance and Management(London) an Associate College of the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside where he developed links with the British Council and British High Commission Offices worldwide. In 1996 he became Director of Business Education and Communication Consultants and became Consultant to The British Council and Controller of Qualifications and Membership at the IIE in 1997. Dr.Nicoll has been visiting lecturer at several UK universities and colleges and is presently Examiner for the Academy of International Management, Member of Labour Market Intelligence/National Information Systems Skills Framework Steering Group for the Information Technology National Training Organisation, Member of Industry and Education Liaison, Standards Development and Qualifications Policy Groups at the Telecommunications Vocational Standards Council and Member of the Executive Committee for the Occupational Standards Council for Engineering. He has been a Freelance Business Writer for the University of Wolverhampton Business School Courseware Development Unit, Multiple Choice Item Writer and Assistant Examiner for the Cambridge Certificate in Business Administration(University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations), Examiner in Business Communications at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Validation Panel Member SQA HNC/D Mechatronics and SCOTVEC Higher National Engineering Framework Review, External Validator for Access to Business Studies, North West Kent College and External Validator for Business Access Courses for Stanford College. Dr.Nicoll has wrote many articles and conference papers on further education, business and engineering topics together with the publication of books on Management and Business Communication and Presentation. He is a Member of the London Press Club, Council of the Association of University Teachers, Education and Professional Development Committee of the British Association of Communicators in Business, London Young Managers, Evangelical Alliance, Soil Association, English Heritage and Life Member of the National Trust, English Heritage and the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.
Trustees of the WIF
The following Members have cordially accepted the positions of becoming the first Trustees of the World Innovation Foundation:
Professor John Argyris DSc(Eng.) h.c. Dr. mult FIC FEng FRS Hon FCGI Hon FRAeS ASMechE FAASc FAIAeA (Chair)
Professor Mostafa K Tolba FIC DIC PhD Dr. h.c. mult (Vice-Chair)
Dr. A K Banerjee OBE, JP MBBS FRCP(Lon; Edin; Glas; & Irel)
Dr. Arthur Quarmby FRIBA PBESA FRSA
Prof.Sir Arthur C Clarke CBE BSc FRSA
Prof.Dr. Brian Ralph MA PhD ScD ScD CEng FIM FInst P CPhys Hon.FRMS Euring
Prof.Dr. Michael Brittain BSc MA PhD FInfSc
Dr. Jeremy Simms MB BS
Although the Institution is awaiting a reply from one of the founding Members of the Institution to take up the position of Trustee, it is hoped that all Members will give their whole-hearted support to the new Trustees in their endeavours and to those of the President, Vice-President, Chairman and Vice-Chairman in the coming years.
Nearly all sponsorship photographs have been received from the Members who are contributing to the powerful Sponsorship Documents. These are predominantly the Institutionís great scientists and engineers. Proofs for acceptance and comment will hopefully be despatched in the November/December 1998. As Executive, Associate and Honorary Members will know, the Institution's Sponsorship Documents/Public/Corporate Membership Documents are presently being prepared for circulation in the early part of 1999. Most of the Institution's scientists and engineers are contributing by allowing their photograph to form a part of the documents. These include many of the world's greatest figures in the history of 20th century human endeavour. Proofs for acceptance and comment will be despatched to all contributing Members with the December edition of Scientific Discovery allowing Members to study the document contents over the Christmas and New Year period. Once completed the Sponsorship Documents will form one of the most powerful creative documents ever devised by mankind and will inspire all that believe in the creative force of scientific discovery.The Institution is uniquely honoured in this respect in having probably the world's greatest living scientist in Nobel Laureate Glenn T Seaborg as it's President and Professor John Argyris debatably the world's greatest living engineer today as it's Chairman of Trustees.
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