Peter Clarricoats

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Peter Clarricoats
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Died17 January 2020 Edit this on Wikidata

Peter John Bell Clarricoats CBE, FREng,[1] FRS[2] (6 April 1932 – 17 January 2020) was a British engineer, and was Professor of Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London from 1968 to 1997.[3] He received his PhD from the University of London in 1958, with a thesis entitled "Properties of waveguides containing ferrites with special reference to waveguides of circular cross-section".

He was vice-president of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, from 1989 to 1991.[4] He was vice-president and treasurer of URSI (the International Union of Radio Science) from 1993 to 1999.[5] He was appointed a Fellow[1] at the Royal Academy of Engineering[1] in 1983. He was educated at Minchenden Grammar School and Imperial College London.[6]

In September 2015 Clarricoats was awarded the Sir Frank Whittle medal of the Royal Academy of Engineering, one of the academy's highest accolades.[7]


  • Microwave Ferrites, Wiley, 1961
  • Corrugated Horns for Microwave Antennas. IET. 1984. ISBN 978-0-86341-003-1.
  • Microwave Horns and Feeds (1994)


  1. ^ a b c "List of Fellows - Royal Academy of Engineering".
  2. ^ Snowden, Sir Christopher; Hao, Yang (2021). "Peter John Bell Clarricoats. 6 April 1932—17 January 2020". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 71.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 December 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "URSI Home".
  6. ^ Snowden, Sir Christopher. "Professor Peter Clarricoats CBE FREng FRS" (PDF). Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Microwave pioneer to receive Sir Frank Whittle medal". RAEng. Retrieved 5 October 2015.