Meet the team

Find out more about our books editorial team and how to contact them.

Team IFA  
We operate a single email address – author_support@theiet.org – for all of your enquiries, questions and comments about your book. Please use this to get in touch with us in the first instance.

Once we have started working with you to develop a proposal you will have direct contact with one of our Commissioning Editors, who will be your main point of contact from then on. They will be able to answer most of your questions, or find the right person in our Production, Sales, Marketing and Finance teams for you.

The editorial team

Our Commissioning Editors visit conferences to network with the research community, identify topics and authors/editors for new books, work with authors/editors to develop their proposals, monitor writing progress, and are the central point of contact for authors/editors about their projects. We are a multi-national team of three editors, currently working out of the UK, Spain and Germany, but internationally mobile. We’d love to hear from you wherever you’re based – just email us at author_support@theiet.org.

Paul Deards

Topic areas: Radar and Electromagnetic Waves; Electronic Materials, Circuits and Devices

Paul has twenty years of experience in scientific publishing, firstly in new media as a website editor for major organisations such as BP, the Society of Chemical Industry, BBSRC (the UK’s biotechnology research council) and at Wiley where he managed a portal for the separations science community, before – bucking the trend – moving into ‘old’ media at Wiley in 2005 where for seven years he commissioned research-level chemistry books and textbooks. Paul has managed the editorial team for the IET books programme since 2012, and is based in Chichester, UK.

Val Molière

Topic areas: Computing; Telecommunications and Networks; Security; Healthcare Technologies; Control, Robotics and Sensors.

With twenty years of expertise from both the sales and marketing and the commissioning and editorial sides, Val has a successful publishing track record  having worked previously for Artech House Books, John Wiley and Sons, and Wiley VCH in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering and physics, focusing on the topics of mobile and wireless communications, security, computing and software engineering, sensing, robotics and AI, EMC, Signal Processing, Satellite and Radar technologies, optics, laser and photonics. She is based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Email - VMoliere [@] theiet.org

Christoph von Friedeburg

Topic areas: Energy Engineering; Transportation

Christoph has been working in editorial and management capacities for international publishers since 2004, including stints as publisher at Wiley and De Gruyter. His emphasis has been on book and journal programs in many areas of physics, astronomy and engineering, as well as in the interdisciplinary fields of energy and the environment. Before joining the publishing world, he studied physics at University College London and University of Heidelberg, with support from the German National Scholarship Foundation. He earned his diploma degree and a doctorate in atmospheric sciences in Heidelberg, where he published his research on remote sensing of air pollutants in several journal papers. As well as commissioning new books for the IET Christoph is a Research Fellow for the Worldwatch Institute, a renowned think tank, advising on renewable energy topics. Christoph is based in Berlin, Germany.

Email - CVFriedeburg [@] theiet.org

Keep in touch

We know that writing a book is a serious commitment and takes time. We want to help you as much as we can throughout the process, so please keep in touch, especially if you have any questions or concerns about your project, or the publishing process.

Other help

If you have any questions that your editor cannot help you with, or if you have any feedback about our website, please get in touch using the details on our contacts page. Before contacting us directly, however, please look at our Publishing FAQ page, which may already have the answer you need.