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Durham University

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Mr John Francis Scott

Technician in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43545
Room number: 133

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Responsibilities within department

  • Supervisor of the Electronics Workshop.
  • Member of the Departmental Health & Safety Committee.


  • BEng. General Engineering
  • HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. 

Personal Statement

After leaving school I immediately started worked in industry. Here I learned a wide range of practical skills in both a light to heavy engineering environment. From fault finding down to component level on a range electrical/electronic equipment to installing plc’s and electrical/electronic circuit design. Following this I then spent eight years as a lecturer in a local college teaching electrical and electronic engineering only to return to industry for a short spell. I then took up a position at Durham University as research technician, eventually moving into the electronics workshop as an electronics technician. I then gained the position as the Electronics Workshop supervisor overseeing the day to day activities of the workshop.

Technical Skills

A range of technical skills covering Microcontrollers (using C programming language), Fpgas (using VHDL), Analogue Electronics, Cad Design Software, Analogue and Digital Simulation Software. C++ and TCL languages.