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JCB’s Bamford honoured by Royal Academy of Engineering

JCB chairman Lord Bamford has been elected an honourary fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The academy, which held its annual general meeting this week, elected 59 new fellows.

They join from diverse backgrounds, including leading engineering and manufacturing companies and world-leading academic institutions.

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “Our newly elected fellows bring an enormous breadth of expertise to the academy, widening our collective scope and knowledge. I know that they will all make significant contributions to the academy’s activities in their time as Fellows and we look forward to working with them to create benefit for society through engineering.”

David Scott, lead structural director at Laing O’Rourke, commented on his appointment: “I am honoured to have been elected as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and to have the opportunity to help guide the future of the industry alongside my peers.  The work the academy undertakes is invaluable in ensuring we always have the best possible standards in engineering, and that we continue to look to improve and innovate to address both present and future challenges.”

The complete list of new fellows for 2014 is as follows:

Honorary Fellow

Lord Bamford DL HonFREng, Chairman, JCB Group


Professor Andrew Amis FREng, Professor of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, and Head of Medical Engineering Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London

Ayman Asfari FREng, Group Chief Executive, Petrofac Limited

Professor Muhammed Basheer FREng, Professor of Structural Engineering, University of Leeds

Professor Robin Bloomfield FREng, Founding Partner, Adelard LLP, and Professor of Software and System Dependability, City University London

Professor Alistair Borthwick FREng, Professor of Applied Hydrodynamics, Institute of Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh

Professor Anthony Bull FREng, Professor of Musculoskeletal Mechanics, Head of Department of Bioengineering, and Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London

Professor Steve Bull FREng, Cookson Group Chair in Materials Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Newcastle University

Dr Esteban Busso FREng, Scientific Director, Materials and Structures Branch, ONERA - National Aerospace Research Centre, General Scientific Directorate (France)

Tim Chapman FREng, Director and Leader of Arup’s Infrastructure Design Group, Arup, London

Professor Sheng Chen FREng, Professor of Communications, Signal Processing and Control Research Group, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton

Professor Patricia Connolly FREng FRSE, Professor of Bioengineering, Director of the Strathclyde Institute of Medical Devices, University of Strathclyde, and Chief Executive Officer, Ohmedics

Professor Steven Cowley FREng FRS, Chief Executive Officer, UK Atomic Energy Authority

Ed Daniels FREng, Executive Vice President Commercial and New Business Development, Shell UK

Dr Steve Denton FREng, Engineering Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Andy Doherty FREng, Director of System Engineering, Network Rail

Bob Dudley FREng, Group Chief Executive, BP plc

Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng, Chief Executive Officer, Breathing Buildings

Dr Andrew Fitzgibbon FREng, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Professor Pratibha Gai FREng, JEOL Professor of Electron Microscopy, University of York

Dr Tony Gillespie FREng, Fellow, Air and Weapon Systems Department, Dstl, and Visiting Professor, University College London

Dr Paul Howarth FREng, Managing Director, National Nuclear Laboratory

Professor David Jiles FREng, Palmer Endowed Department Chair, Anson Martin Distinguished Professor and, Chair of Department, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Iowa State University

Hanif Kara FREng, Professor, Design Director and Co-Founder AKT II

Dr John Leitch FREng, Engineering Authority for BP Upstream Global Projects

Vice-Admiral Simon Lister CB OBE FREng, Chief Naval Engineer Officer & Chief of Materiel (Support), Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment and Support

Professor Michael Lowe FREng, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

Muir Macdonald FREng, Managing Director, BMT Defence Services

David Mackenzie FREng, Chief Executive Officer, Flint & Neill

Andy MacLeod FREng, Group Chief Networks Officer, Vodafone plc

Dr Malcolm Macleod FREng, Chief Scientist, C4ISR division & Dean of Fellows, QinetiQ and Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde

John Marlow FREng, Director, John Marlow

Professor Mark Miodownik FREng, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, University College London

Professor Asoke Nandi FREng, Head of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University

Professor Paul Newman FREng, BP Professor of Information Engineering, Fellow of Keble College, University of Oxford

Dr David Parker FREng, Chairman, Perpetuum

Dr James Ramage FREng, Chairman, Tesla Engineering and Storrington Industries

Michael Ryan FREng, Vice-President and General Manager of Belfast site, Bombardier Aerospace

David Scott FREng, Lead Structural Director, Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group, London

Professor Karen Scrivener FREng, Professor (ordinaire) and Director of Laboratory of Construction Materials, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Mike Simpson FREng, Technical & Design Director, Philips Lighting UK

Professor Constantinos Soutis FREng, Chair of Aerospace Engineering, Director of the Aerospace Research Institute and Director of the Northwest Composites Centre, University of Manchester

Dr Ralf Speth FREng, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, and Non-Executive Director, Tata Group

Stephen Temple CBE FREng, Visiting Professor, University of Surrey

Phil Tracy FREng, Chairman, GreyHair LLP, and Non-Executive Director, Bowleven plc

Professor Nick Tyler CBE FREng, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering and Director of the Accessibilty Research Group and CRUCIBLE Centre for Lifelong Health and Wellbeing, University College London

Richard Vie FREng, Vice President Technical Development and Quality Assurance, Corporate Shipbuilding, Carnival Corporation & plc

Steve Wadey FREng, Executive Group Director Technical and Managing Director UK, MBDA

Professor John Watts FREng, Director of Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, University of Surrey

James West FREng, Chief Engineer, AWE (Product) and Warhead Design Authority (WDA)

Dr Paul Woollin FREng, Research Director, TWI

Steve Yianni FREng, Chief Executive Officer, Transport Systems Catapult

International Fellows

William Baker FREng (USA), Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Professor Teck Seng Low FREng (Singapore), Chief Executive Officer, National Research Foundation, Singapore

Professor Thomas O’Rourke FREng (USA), Thomas R Briggs Professor of Engineering, Cornell University

Dr Rick Rashid FREng (USA), Chief Research Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Professor Tieniu Tan FREng (China), Deputy Secretary-General, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor & Director, Centre for Research on Intelligent Perception and Computing, National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Dr Andrew Viterbi FREng (USA), Presidential Chair Professor, University of Southern California

Professor Jianyun Zhang FREng (China), Professor and President, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Director-General, Dam Safety Management, and Director-General, Research Centre for Climate Change, Ministry of Water Resources.


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