James Trevelyan is emeritus professor at The University of Western Australia, where he taught engineering for 41 years. He is best-known for pioneering sheep-shearing robots, remote access laboratories and landmine clearance methods. He won the pre-eminent award for robotics–the Engelberger Science and Technology Award–in 1993. An expert in the theory of engineering practice, Trevelyan has won several national awards for teaching excellence and awards for papers on engineering education. He is author of The Making of an Expert Engineer, which summarises his pioneering research on how engineering work is actually performed.