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BSc Physics (1st class) University of Liverpool (1980)

MSc Computational Physics, University of Salford (1987)

PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (1990) 

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Jim Miles graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Physics from the University of Liverpool in 1980. He later obtained an MSc in Computational Physics from theUniversity of Salford and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester. Following work at the Meteorological Office on modelling storm cloud formation, and experimental research in novel anaesthetic delivery systems for BOC Medishield (now Datex Ohmeda), Jim joined the University of Manchester in 1987.

Within Manchester University Jim worked in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Manchester School of Engineering and the School of Computer Science where he was a Professor of Computer Engineering. During that time he held the roles of Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and then Head of the School of Computer Science.

Jim retired in August 2019 when he was granted the honorary title of Emeritus Professor. Jim is a voluntary curator of the Department of Computer Science's collection of historical artefacts, documents and images.

Research interests

During my career I was mainly interested in nanomagnetic materials and devices for data storage and processing. Much of my research was devoted to micromagnetic modelling of materials for hard disk drives in collaboration with industry and a wide range of international universities. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Information Storage on Thin Film Media, The University of Manchester

Jun 1987Sept 1990

Award Date: 1 Jul 1991

Master in Science, Computational Physics, The University of Salford

Sept 1982Sept 1986

Award Date: 1 Dec 1986

Bachelor of Science, Physics, University of Liverpool

Sept 1977Jul 1980

Award Date: 1 Jul 1980


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