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Ernest Geoffrey Cullwick
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Ernest Geoffrey Cullwick (About)
World Science Database Profile
(Died: May 1, 1981)
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
Interests: Electromagnetism, Relativity, Unipolar Induction Age: 77

Professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering (1937-46) at the University of Alberta, Ernest Geoffrey Cullwick was born May 24, 1903 in Wolverhampton, England to parents Edith Ada (Ascough) and Herbert Ernest Cullwick. He earned a BA (1925) from Cambridge and in 1925, was awarded a Foundation Scholarship by that university's Downing College. He obtained an MA (1929) from Cambridge before going on to earn a DSc from the University of St Andrews.

An engineer with the British Thomson Houston Co (1925-26) and Canadian General Electric Co Ltd (1926-28), Cullwick joined the University of British Columbia in 1928, working as an assistant professor of electrical engineering until 1935, when he was a lecturer at the Military College of Science in Woolwich, England. From 1935-37, he worked as an associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of British Columbia.

From 1942-46, Cullwick was director of electrical engineering with the Royal Canadian Navy, serving as electrical captain of "L" Branch in 1945-46. In 1946, he was named to the Order of the British Empire.

In 1947 and for the next two years, Cullwick was director of the Electrical Research Division of the Defense Research Board of Canada in Ottawa. From 1949-67, he was professor of electrical engineering and dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. In 1958, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

First chairman of the Watson-Watt Chair in Electrical Engineering at St Andrews from 1949-70, Cullwick was also Watson-Watt Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Dundee.

Cullwick married Maimie Ruttan Boucher in 1929; they had two children, a son, Robert, and a daughter.

Cullwick passed away May 1, 1981 in Dover, England. http://www.ualbertacentennial.ca/people/displaybio.php?bio_id=478

"He was a pioneer in the study of electromagnetism. He studied at Downing College, Cambridge, and the University of St Andrews, Scotland, before working as an engineer with first the British Thompson Houston Company and then the Canadian Electrical Company. He then took positions at the University of British Columbia and the Military College of Science, Woolwich, England. In 1939 he published his first book, "The Fundamentals of Electromagnetism", and in 1942 became director of electrical engineering for the Royal Canadian Navy. From 1947 he was director of the Electrical Research Division of the Defenae Research Board of Canada. In 1957 he published the work for which he is most remembered, "Electromagnetism and Relativity: with Particular Reference to Moving Media and Electromagnetic Induction". In this book he identified and analyzed the unusual effects that take place inside a rotating electromagnetic field. He was recognized for his work by being awarded the order of the British Empire in 1946 and made a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh." - FindAGrave