About Us

Professor Lutfi Al-Sharif

Lutfi Al-Sharif has a degree in Electrical Engineering, a Ph.D. degree in the applications and use of simulation and neural networks in vertical transportation systems and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He is a Professor at the University of Jordan and a Visiting Professor at the University of Northampton.  He is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Prof Al-Sharif worked as a Lift and Electrical Project Team Leader and headed a Business Unit at London Underground before joining WSP as an Associate Director, and then running his own consultancy firm.  Currently he combines his university teaching schedule with consultancy and training for Peters Research Ltd.

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 Mrs Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth Evans joined Peters Research Ltd in 2005. She is involved with various aspects of the business including research into lift passenger demand.  She was awarded a CIBSE Carter bronze medal in 2012 and has been a member of the CIBSE Lifts Group Executive since 2013.

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Dr Mike Pentley

Dr Mike Pentley has a BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics.  He is currently a freelance software developer working for Peters Research Ltd.

Previously, Dr Pentley worked as a research associate at Queen Mary & Westfield College and Brunel University.  He was a member of the UA2 collaboration studying collisions between protons and anti-protons at the SPS particle accelerator at Cern and later became an CERN Research Fellow.

He is a Chartered Physicist CPhys, MInstP (Institute of Physics)

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Dr Richard Peters

Richard Peters has a degree in Electrical Engineering, a Doctorate for research in Vertical Transportation, and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Northampton.  He has been awarded Fellowship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.  He is a past Chairman of the Lifts Group of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

Dr Peters worked for ten years with international engineering consultants Ove Arup & Partners.  In 1997, he set up his own company, Peters Research Ltd to provide software development and engineering consultancy.

Dr Peters provides advice on a range of vertical transportation issues to clients and has notable expertise elevator traffic analysis, simulation and dispatching.  He supports PhD students at Northampton University.

Dr Peters is the author of Elevate, traffic analysis and simulation software.  Elevate has become a worldwide industry standard, applied by more elevator professionals than any other traffic design software.   Elevate is currently licensed to companies in over 60 countries.  His elevator dispatching concepts and software developed using Elevate are implemented in some of the world’s most challenging projects.

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Mrs Jane Dallas

Jane Dallas joined Peters Research Ltd in 2008.  Her main duties involve general office/administrative support, to the team, helping to look after the running of the office and accounts.

 


Mr Sam Dean

Sam Dean is a Software Engineer with Peters Research Ltd.  He is part of the team working on enhancements to Elevate and related software projects. He is the lead developer behind the websites and databases managed by Peters Research.