Peter Clarricoats

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Peter John Bell Clarricoats CBE, FREng,[1] FRS (born 6 April 1932) is a British engineer, and was Professor of Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London from 1968 to 1997.[2] 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.[3] He was vice-president and treasurer of URSI (the International Union of Radio Science) from 1993 to 1999.[4] He was appointed a Fellow[5] at the Royal Academy of Engineering[6] in 1983. He was educated at Minchenden Grammar School and Imperial College London.

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)