Dr Coombs is a Senior Lecturer in The Cambridge University Engineering Department. He is in the Engineering Power Group in the Electrical Engineering Division and is also attached to the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Superconductivity. He is a Fellow of Magdalene College.
Engineering Applications of Superconductivity
Tel: +44 1223 748315
Fax: +44 1223 332662/748348
Patents in industry (sole inventor)
GB2270399/EP0587318 Error detection in distributed processor arrangements.
GB2269695/EP0583080 Image processing
GB2265737/EP0561519/NO930934 Distributed processor arrangement
GB2239369/EP0427537 Image Tracking
GB2236927/EP0425123 Enhancement of Pixellated Image Signals
GB2236886/EP0422911 Image Interpretation
Patents at Cambridge (sole inventor)
WO9523298/US5633547 Magnetic bearing (The first and currently the only existing method for achieving an actively controlled bearing using bulk superconducting materials.)
Refereed Papers in Primary Journals