History of PEMC
PEMC moved location to the PEMCentre on Jubilee Campus in March 2021 - a big move for the resesearch group after occupying the iconic Tower Building on University Park for many years.
The Tower Building was completed in 1966 and was the original home of Electrical Engineering and later the PEMC Group in its infancy. The Tower was constructed by contractors W.J.Simms, Sons and Cooke, and - aptly - towered over Nottingham when complete.
The architect of Tower Building was Sir Basil Spence, who also designed the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral, and was responsible for an array of other building designs, including Edinburgh University LIbrary, and part of the Parliament Building in Wellington, New Zealand (known as the "Beehive").
The Tower was contructed within the "brutalist" style (taking its name from the type of "béton-brut" concrete many buildings in this style are made from).
Image to the left is from The Financial Times, 24th April 1964,
A history of Heads of PEMC:
- Dr Bill Ray - start date unknown until 1995
- Prof Greg Asher - 1995-2004
- Prof Jon Clare - 2004-2018
- Prof Pat Wheeler - 2018 to date
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1986
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1987 (approx!)
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1988 (approx!)
Now, PEMC is now based in its new home - the PEMCentre, a purpose-built facility. We look forward to further group development and growth!