1988 - MSc Optical Electronics, University of Strathclyde
1987 - BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Strathclyde
Mr MacDonald is an experienced information scientist in the electrical and electronic engineering field. Following post-graduate research in optical fiber laser gyroscopes, he worked for Thomson Scientific from 1994 to 2007 as an indexer and abstractor of academic and scientific papers for the Inspec database, specializing in electronics, optoelectronics and semiconductor electronics, and later telecommunications. He then worked in a patent analyst role for Thomson, providing content for the Derwent World Patent Index, covering electronic materials and manufacturing, semiconductor devices and circuits and their manufacture, and electronic display technology including liquid crystal and electroluminescent displays. Editing predominantly in subject areas including electrical and electronic engineering, physics and materials science, Mr MacDonald joined Edanz as an editor in 2008.