|J. Derek Smith (1934-) was educated at
St Johns College, Cambridge (B.A. 1955, Ph.D. 1962). After graduation he took up a
traineeship with Rolls Royce Ltd., Derby, followed by advanced project work on jet engines
and nuclear power plants. He then embarked on a research career, working mainly on
vibration problems, initially at Cambridge, then with several organisations including the
Staveley Research Department; Coventry Gauge and Tool; and Data Recording Co. In 1966 he
was appointed Assistant Director of Research in the Engineering Department and became a
Lecturer in 1968. He is a Member of the Inst. of Mech. Engineers, British Gear Assoc.,
American Gear Manufacturers Assoc., and is on the Law Society Register of Expert
Witnesses. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College.
Donald B. Welbourn (1916- ) was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (BA 1937). After graduation he went into the English Electric Co. Ltd. in Stafford, where he became Assistant to the Works Superintendent before joining the Royal Navy as an electrical branch officer in 1942. He spent the post-war year as a Ltd-Cdr (L) RNVR investigating German Naval Engineering. After 6 more years in industry, he became a University Lecturer in 1952. In 1971 he was appointed Director in Industrial Co-operation, and Head of the Wolfson Cambridge Industrial Unit. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Corresponding Member of the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, and a Fellow of Selwyn College.