Dr John Gow

Job: Associate Professor of Electronic Engineering

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Centre for Electronic and Communications Engineering (CECE)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7085

E: jgow@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr John Gow MEng PhD CEng MIET received an MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University in 1993, and a Ph.D in power electronics from the same institution in 1998. He subsequently continued research in the area of power conversion systems for building-integrated and large scale solar photovoltaic installations.Subsequent industrial opportunities in power electronics and embedded control design led to him acting as a senior design engineer developing hardware and software for high speed DSP and microcontroller based embedded control systems and power chains for inverters, industrial drives and uninterruptible power supplies.

He now works as Associate Professor of Electronic Engineering at De Montfort University with research and commercial interests in analog/digital electronics, power conversion, power electronics and embedded systems.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Engineering Sciences (IES)

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

  • Digital control of power electronics
  • Power electronic systems
  • Renewable power generation
  • Power conversion for solar photovoltaics
  • Power electronics for audio power amplification.

Areas of teaching

  • Analog/digital design, embedded systems, physics of flight


MEng, PhD

Courses taught

Prinicples of Engineering Design
Power Electronics (undergraduate)
Power Electronics (postgraduate)

Membership of professional associations and societies


Professional licences and certificates

Chartered Engineer.

Consultancy work

General analog and digital design, embedded system and high speed logic design (VHDL/Verilog), C/C++ development for embedded control, power supply design.

Current research students

Dr Ammar M Munir, completed PhD 2011, 1st supervisor
Jasim Al Sultani, intending to complete in 2012, 1st supervisor
Waleed Al-Azzawi, 2nd supervisor.

Externally funded research grants information

Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop a next generation of global satellite navigation system. This project won the Lord Stafford award in May 2009.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop embedded systems for security applications: end date 2011.

Professional esteem indicators

IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, reviewer, current
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, reviewer, current
IET Power Electronics, reviewer, current.

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