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Peter Gawthrop

Biomedical Engineering
science & technology
automation & control systems
engineering, electrical & electronic
life sciences & biomedicine
intermittent control
predictive control
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Peter Gawthrop

Primary Interest
Human control systems
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Peter Gawthrop


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
applying control and modelling techniques to a number of areas
including mechanical and biomedical systems.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 184 most recent scholarly works by Peter Gawthrop.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Honeywell International Medal for Distinguished Work in Control

Institute of Measurement and Control


FIMECHE - Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers


FIEE - Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers






Biomedical Engineering