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New additions to Scotland’s engineering hall of fame

Four new members of the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame were inducted at the James Watt Dinner on Friday evening.

The new inductees include Scotland’s first woman engineer, Dorothee Pullinger, and Scotland’s first living, breathing, working engineer, Douglas

Former ICE President and chairman of the judges said the the new inductees, “add to the phenomenal story of Scottish engineering’s contribution to our civilisation”.

“They add diversity to the seven already inducted, and bring the Hall of Fame bang up to date with an example of cutting edge engineering innovation that has led to new enterprises and wealth creation for Scotland and the UK.”

The eleven members of the Hall of Fame now span 250 years of excellence in engineering innovation that has led to significant improvements in our quality of life and to the United Kingdom’s economic success.

The four new inductees are:

John Elder (1824-1869), marine engineer and shipbuilder, who developed practical compounding marine engines and conceived the modern integrated shipbuilding yard at the Fairfield works, Govan;
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), physicist, whose work forms the foundation of modern electrical engineering;
Dorothée Aurélie Marianne Pullinger (1894-1986), automobile engineer and pioneering businesswoman;
Douglas Anderson (b. 1951) product design engineer, inventor of improved retinal scanning and founder of Optos plc



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