Eric Eastwood (engineer)
Eastwood was educated at Oldham High School and then attended Manchester University studying under Lawrence Bragg. Following graduation, he began research in Spectroscopy gaining a PhD in 1935 from Cambridge University with C. P. Snow as his supervisor. He taught physics at the Liverpool Collegiate School for a while.
Post war career
Following the end of the war, he was recruited to English Electric Company by his former supervisor at Cambridge, C. P. Snow. Initially he worked at the Nelson Research Laboratory] of dealing working on synchrotron generators high-voltage impulse X ray tubes. After the English Electric Company acquired the Marconi Company in 1946, Eastwood joined the Marconi Research Laboratory in Great Baddow. Here he concentrated on extending the Laboratory's activities in communications, radar and applied physics. In 1954 he was promoted to Director of Research of the Marconi Company, and became then in 1962 Research Director of the English Electric Group.
In 1967 he presented the Bernard Price Memorial Lecture and was elected President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1972. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1968 and delivered their first Clifford Paterson lecture in 1976 on the subject of radar.
Eastwood was awarded Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1962 and knighted in 1973.
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