Denis Edwards

[Denis Edwards]

J. Denis Edwards MSc (Southampton) DPhil (Sussex) MIET, Emeritus Senior Lecturer in Engineering and Design, died 23rd July 2023 aged 84.

Before joining the University of Sussex in 1967, Dr Edwards was a development engineer in the Medium Machines Engineering Department at AEI (Rugby). Following research on induction motors and linear reluctance motors, he joined the Sussex team working on a NASA project for electromagnetically assisted launching of spacecraft, where he worked on the modelling and design of the levitation and propulsion systems. He wrote user documentation for Infolytica Corporation, specialists in design and analysis software for electromagnetics, and was a consultant to Force Engineering Ltd, manufacturers of linear motors. Dr Edwards retired from undergraduate teaching at Sussex in 2015.

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