David Davies (electrical engineer)

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Sir David Evan Naunton Davies CBE FRS FREng, known as Den Davies or David "DEN" Davies, (born 1935) is a British electrical engineer and educator. He was knighted for services to science in 1994.

1985-1988: Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London (UCL), and holder of the Pender Chair, having already been lecturing there, in Communications Systems, for many years prior to that.

1986-1988: Vice-Provost of University College London

1988-1993: Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University

1993–1999: Chief Scientific Adviser for the Ministry of Defence

1994-1995: President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)

1996-2001, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering[1]

He has subsequently been Chairman of Railway Safety, a non executive director of Lattice plc, a non-executive director of The ERA Foundation,[2] Chairman of the Hazards Forum (2002-2010), and safety advisor to the Board of National Grid plc.

Awards and honours[edit]


  1. ^ "Past Presidents - RAEng". Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Sir David Davies, The ERA Foundation. Accessed July 30, 2010
  3. ^ Former MoD adviser to study rail safety, BBC News, 7 October 1999
  4. ^ "Honorary Graduates". Heriot-Watt University. Edinburgh. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  • Swain, Harriet; Williams, Lynne (15 October 1999). "David (D. E. N.) Davies". Times Higher Education (THE). Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Professor John Phillips
Vice-Chancellor of
Loughborough University

Succeeded by
Professor Sir David Wallace