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  • B.A., Engineering (Electrical Sciences), University of Cambridge, 1984
  • Ph.D., Engineering (Electrical Machines), University of Cambridge, 1988
  • Doctor Honoris Causa (Engineering Design), KU Leuven, 2012

John Clarkson returned to the department in 1995 following a seven-year spell with PA Consulting Group's Technology Division where he was Manager of  the Advanced Process Group. He was appointed director of the Engineering Design Centre in 1997 and a University Professor in 2004.

At PA John gained wide experience of product development with a particular focus on the design of medical equipment and high-integrity systems,  where clients required a risk-based systems approach to design to ensure timely delivery of safe systems. John is directly involved in the teaching of design at all levels of the undergraduate course.

Professor of Engineering Design
Professor John  Clarkson
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