Dr David Dyke

Course Director

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Dave graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree in 1993, at which time he also received a Diploma in Industrial Studies for a successful completion of an industrial placement year at Dowty Aerospace Wolverhampton. Dave stayed at the University of Birmingham to pursue postgraduate research, and received his PhD in 1997 for research into “Binary Particle Interactions and Their Role in Short Channel MOSFETs”. Dave stayed at the University of Birmingham for a further two years as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, conducting research for the EPSRC sponsored project “Low Voltage Programming of EEPROMs: A Feasibility Study”, before finally leaving Birmingham in September 1999.

After a short period as a temporary experimental officer at the University of Wolverhampton, Dave was employed as a Lecturer in Specialist Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton in August 2000, progressing to Senior Lecturer in September 2007. During his time at the University of Wolverhampton, Dave was Award Leader for Electronics and Communications Engineering, and lectured in several subjects such as control engineering, signal processing, electrical circuit analysis, analogue electronics, hardware-based digital electronics, reliability of systems, first-year engineering mechanics, radar and electrical technology to foundation year students. Dave also worked on several KTP projects during his time at Wolverhampton, worked on four projects for the National HE STEM Programme, two of those projects as project lead, and had a successful MPhil completion in the area of accent conversion using digital signal processing techniques. Dave contributed to curriculum development at Wolverhampton, and produced several degree programmes for delivery at overseas partner institutions in Sri Lanka and Singapore. Subsequently Dave also acted as Award Leader for all the overseas engineering degree programmes that he had produced. After nearly 14 years at the University of Wolverhampton, Dave left in March 2014 to take on the role as Senior Lecturer in Mechatronics/Electro-Mechanics at Staffordshire University. In April 2018 Dave changed role to become Senior Lecturer in Robotics Engineering and Automation.

Dave has been a Chartered Engineer since 2003. Dave is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). From September 2014 until September 2019 Dave was an External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University, and in 2015 Dave was appointed as an Academic Accreditor for the IET. From October 2015 until December 2019 Dave was the Course Manager at Staffordshire University for the Engineering Provision at Asia Pacific University (APU) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In October 2019 Dave was appointed as an External Examiner at Teesside University.

Professional memberships and activities

Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)
Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Academic qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Wolverhampton, 2002.
PhD – Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 1997.
BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 1993.
Diploma in Industrial Studies, University of Birmingham, 1993.

Expertise

Control engineering, signal processing, electrical circuit analysis, analogue electronics, hardware-based digital electronics, radar, robotics.

Research interests

Social Implications of Technology, Technology and Society

Selected Publications

  • K. Abuowda, D. Dyke, S. Noroozi and I. Okhotnikov, “Dynamic Performance Analysis of PID and Fuzzy Logic Controllers Applicable in Electrohydraulic Servo Actuator”, Proc. 2018 13th APCA International Conference on Automatic Control and Soft Computing (CONTROLO), June 4-6, 2018, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, pp. 306-311.

  • D. C. Zheng, D. Dyke, F. Berryman and C. Morgan, “A new approach of acoustic analysis of two British regional accents - Birmingham and Liverpool accents”, Int. J. Speech Technol., Vol. 15, No. 2, 2012, pp. 77-85.

  • Dr David Dyke, Dr Kenny Webster, “Public Engagement Training Workshop”, Thinktank, Birmingham and East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. Output from “Building the capacity of engineering lecturers to take part in engineering outreach from HEIs in the Midlands & East Anglia region”, The Royal Academy of Engineering / National HE STEM Programme, 2012.

  • Dr David Dyke, “Building the capacity of engineering lecturers to take part in engineering outreach from HEIs in the Midlands & East Anglia region”, The Royal Academy of Engineering / National HE STEM Programme, 2012. Accessible via
    http://www.hestem.ac.uk/sites/default/files/building_capacity_of_engineering_lecturers.pdf

  • Dr David Dyke, “Using formative group projects with level 4 students to improve student attendance and promote student cohort cohesion”, Enhancing Engineering Higher Education: Outputs of the National HE STEM Programme, 2012, The Royal Academy of Engineering.
    Accessible via: http://www.hestem.ac.uk/sites/default/files/improving_student_attendance.pdf

  • MPhil Supervision: Dang Cong Zheng, “Accent Conversion via Formant-based Spectral Mapping and Pitch Contour Modification”, 2011

Enterprise and commercial interests

  • External Advisor - validation of BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of Wales: Trinity St David (formerly Swansea Metropolitan University), Jul 2013
  • External Advisor – review and revalidation of Electronics portfolio at University of Wales: Trinity St David, Jun 2014
  • External Advisor – review and revalidation of Computing portfolio at University of Wales: Trinity St David, Jun 2014
  • External Advisor - validation of BEng (Hons) Test Range Engineering at University of Wales: Trinity St David, Sept 2014
  • IET Academic Accreditor (trainee) – re-accreditation of Engineering portfolio, University of South Wales, April 2015
  • IET Academic Accreditor (trainee) – re-accreditation of Engineering portfolio, Heriot Watt University, May 2015
  • IET Academic Accreditor – re-accreditation of Engineering portfolio, Edinburgh Napier University, November 2015
  • IET Academic Accreditor – re-accreditation of Engineering portfolio, Swansea University, March 2017
  • IET Academic Accreditor – re-accreditation of Engineering portfolio, University of Leeds, March 2018
  • IET Academic Accreditor – re-accreditation of Engineering portfolio, University of Derby, April 2018
  • IET Academic Accreditor – re-accreditation of Engineering portfolio, Wigan and Leigh College, April 2019

  • Course External Examiner – BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University, Sept 2014 – Sept 2019
  • Course External Examiner – BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering, Derby College (via Sheffield Hallam University), Sept 2014 – Sept 2019
  • Course External Examiner – BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering, BEngTech (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top-up year) and BEngTech (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Top-up year), Teesside University / MDIS Singapore, October 2019 onwards

Teaching

Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics 2 (Distance Learning), Applications of Control (Distance Learning), Automation and Control Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Control Systems, Advanced Robotic Systems

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020