David Staton received the Ph.D. degree in the CAD of electrical machines from Sheffield University, Sheffield, U.K., in 1985.
He has worked on motor design, particularly the development of motor design software, with Thorn EMI, the SPEED Laboratory at Glasgow University, Glasgow, U.K., and Control Techniques.
In 1998, he set up the pioneering company, Motor Design Limited, Shropshire, U.K., with the specific aim of developing Motor-CAD - the world's first and only motor design software designed to simplify the complexities of thermal analysis. Dave Staton is an expert in the thermal analysis of electric motors and has published well over 100 technical papers and presented tutorials at electrical machine design conferences worldwide. Together with the internationally-renowned creator of SPEED software, Professor Tim Miller, he is also co-author of Electric Machine Design using SPEED and Motor-CAD.