James Trevelyan

What is the greatest accomplishment in your life?

That’s not for me to judge.

Greatness or otherwise, beauty, compassion, technical elegance, all these attributes form in the eye of the beholder.

I do my best to work towards improving the life of other people. I’m so fortunate in many ways that I don’t feel concerned about my own life. For that I’m very thankful.

So I leave it to others to judge. With the benefit of hindsight.

About James Trevelyan

James Trevelyan is an engineer, educator, researcher and start-up entrepreneur. As founder and inventor of Close Comfort, he is introducing new energy-saving, low emissions air conditioning technology for a global market. His research on engineering practice helped define the Engineers Australia professional competencies for chartered engineers. His books “The Making of an Expert Engineer” and “Learning Engineering Practice” are influencing the future of engineering education in universities and workplaces. He is best known internationally for pioneering research on sheep shearing robots from 1975 till 1993 and for the first industrial robot that could be remotely operated via the internet in 1994. He has worked as an expert witness on several significant intellectual property matters in Australia and internationally. He has also managed his family investment portfolio for several decades and has advised family investment companies in the UK and Australia.

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