Professor of Electrical Engineering
Interests: Special Relativity, Ether, Particle Physics, Fundamental Forces Age: 62
Dr. Gift joined the Department in 1995. He received his B.Sc. from the University of the West Indies in 1976 and his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 1980. He previously lectured in the Department for four (4) years and subsequently worked in the Telecommunications Industry for over ten (10) years. Dr. Gift's research interests are in the areas of Microelectronics, Control, Particles Physics and Gravitation.
Graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree (First Class Honours) in Electrical Engineering, placing second in graduating class. Received a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering-Control Systems from the University of the West Indies in 1980.
Currently teach and conduct research in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UWI and have established an electronics research programme (1996-present). Designed and published a versatile circuit called an Operational Conveyor and have just completed the development of a new quantum theory of magnetism that has been published. Promoted to the rank of Professor on January 26, 2005.
Received the Prime Minister?s Special Award of Merit for Innovation in Electronics in 2002 and a BPTT Fellowship in 2002 for the preparation of a book on electronic circuit design. Was granted a Campus Research and Publication Grant in 2001 for the development of a low-cost internet access system for schools that was recently completed.
Started and have directed the Research and Development Centre at Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited for twelve year(1983-1995). Significant design accomplishments include a computer-based system for network monitoring, a microprocessor-based system for circuit board repair and an industry-grade microprocessor-based test system (Subscriber Pair Identifier) for the verification of telephone records. The latter system has secured patents in the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom and realised process improvement by a factor of ten 2 or greater in cost, accuracy and process time. Units have been sold to the Barbados Telephone Company and the Bahamas Telephone Company.
Received the Pelican Award for Excellence in Science and Technology from the UWI Guild of Graduates in 1993 and was elected Fellow of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago in 2002. Was an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering, UWI from 1987 to 1989. Investigated gravitational theory and presented a paper to the Physics Dept. of UWI (1988) on the invalidity of the General Theory of Relativity. Has led to the development and publication of a new theory of gravity in 2001.
Graduated in 1976 with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering placing second in graduating class and completed an MPhil-PhD programme in Optimal Control Systems in 3 years (1976-1979). Lectured on and conducted research in Electronic and Control Systems in the Department of Electrical Engineering, UWI (1979-1983). Developed a new pre-amplifier circuit for high fidelity systems, and discovered a new necessary condition in the Calculus of Variations in 1983 which was published in 1987.