Cranfield professor elected Fellow at Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Simon Pollard, pro-vice-chancellor for the School of Water, Energy and Environment at Cranfield University, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Professor Pollard, an environmental engineer who has made a significant impact on engineering practice from the field of risk management, joins 50 of the UK’s top engineers elected today as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in a list that includes some of the world’s leading innovators and business people. The newly elected Fellows will add their expertise to a Fellowship of 1,500 world-leading engineers from industry and academia.
Professor Sir Peter Gregson, vice-chancellor and chief executive of Cranfield University, said: “Professor Pollard’s election to the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering is greatly deserved. At Cranfield, he has led the way in developing our thinking on environmental engineering and has demonstrated the immense value of bringing business, science and technology together.”
Commenting on the announcement of the 50 new fellows; Professor Dame Ann Dowling, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “Since 130 engineers were first called together in 1976 to form the Fellowship of Engineering, our Fellows have come together to advance and promote excellence in engineering. I’m so proud to welcome our new Fellows, who represent the very best of UK engineering.
“From technology giants to our universities’ finest minds, our new Fellows demonstrate how engineering is tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the world. I look forward to working with them as we continue to make the UK a leading nation for engineering innovation and businesses.”
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