PETER SYDENHAM, Global System Engineering Consultancy Pty. Ltd., Australia
Peter has the degrees of BE Hons (Adelaide), ME (Adelaide), PhD (Warwick) in electronic and instrument systems engineering. His Higher Doctorate, DSc (Warwick), was awarded for contributions to the structure of the measurement discipline. He began work as an Electrical Tradesman, moving on to professional engineering in telecommunications, defence and geophysics as an academic teacher, researcher, administrator, designer and private consultant. Peter has developed many innovative measurement activities, an underground geophysical observatory, a large-scale metrology laboratory, measurement research centres, conferences and special publications. For this work he was honoured with the Richard G Cross Award of the International Test and Evaluation Association.
He was the long standing Head of Electronic Engineering, University of South Australia, afterwards developing the Australian Centre for Test and Evaluation as the Professor of Systems Test and Evaluation. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at University College London, UK. His professional career has always been associated with popular and scholarly publications having authored or edited some 12 books, including the internationally acclaimed ‘Handbook of Measurement Science' (1982, John Wiley & Sons). He has published over 100 articles on measurement and systems.
He currently provides international technical publishing and lecturing services through Global Systems Engineering Consultancy Pty. Ltd.
RICHARD THORN, University of Derby, UK
Richard has MSc and PhD degrees from Bradford University, UK. He has held research or academic positions in Australia, Norway and the UK. He is currently Assistant Director of the Derbyshire Business School, and Professor of Measurement Systems at the University of Derby, UK.
Richard's research activity has always been related to Measurement Science and Measurement Technology. Specific current interests include the validation of complex instruments, and the application of VR technology to the development and testing of measurement systems. He has been Editor of the Australian Journal of Instrumentation and Control.
He has edited or co-authored 3 books, including the internationally acclaimed ‘Handbook of Measurement Science' (1982, John Wiley & Sons), and has published over 60 papers.
Editorial Advisory Board
Kim R. Fowler Cool Stream, USA
Kenneth T. V. Grattan City University, London, UK
Erling A. Hammer University of Bergen, Norway
Nigel H. Hancock University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
Dietrich Hofmann Steinbeis Transfer Centre for Quality Assurance & Quality Measurements, Jena, Germany
Kamal Hossain National Physical Laboratory, UK
Komyo Kariya Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan
Roman Z. Morawski Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Hans Rolf Tränkler Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Germany
Zhou Bailing Southeast University, Nanjing, China