PROF Peter Gawthrop

PROF Peter Gawthrop


  • Control engineering
  • Human control systems



  • Peter Gawthrop was born in Seascale, Cumberland, in 1952. He obtained
    his BA (first class honours), D.Phil. and MA degrees in Engineering
    Science from Oxford University in 1973, 1977, and 1979 respectively.
    Following a period as a Research Assistant with the Department of
    Engineering Science at Oxford University, he became W. W. Spooner
    Research Fellow at New College, Oxford. He then moved to the
    University of Sussex as a Lecturer, and later a Reader in control

    In 1987, he took up the Wylie Chair of Control Engineering in the
    Department of Mechanical Engineering at Glasgow University. Within the
    the Faculty of Engineering, he was involved in founding the Centre for
    Systems and Control - a cross-departmental research grouping at
    Glasgow with about twelve full time academic staff including four

    In 1994 he was awarded the Honeywell International Medal by the
    Institute of Measurement and Control.

    In 1999 he spent a year in Australia at the Universities of Newcastle
    and Sydney.

    Since 2002 he has been a Senior Research Fellow at Glasgow and has had
    visiting appointments at: The University of Birmingham, The University
    of Bristol, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Royal Melbourne
    Institute of Technology, The University of Newcastle (NSW) and The
    University of Sydney

    He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and a
    Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering. He is a
    Chartered Engineer in the UK and a Eur.Ing. in the European Union.

    His research interests include adaptive control, predictive control,
    intermittent control, substructuring, continuous-time system
    identification and system modelling - particularly using bond graphs
    in the context of partially-known systems. He is interested in


Selected publications


Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1998
  • Honeywell International Medal for Distinguished Work in Control, Institute of Measurement and Control, 1993
  • Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1988