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.”
- New innovation survey launched by WWT An injection of new thinking is needed by the water sector in order to drive innovation forward, finds a WWT survey. Read More >
- Yorkshire Water awards £650m infrastructure frameworks Yorkshire Water has awarded clean and waste infrastructure and customer focused infrastructure frameworks with a combined... Read More >
- Wessex Water to spend £50m on water treatment centre Wessex Water is investing £50 million to improve and rebuild its Durleigh Water Treatment Centre near Bridgwater. Read More >
- Build Back Better and SMART Rich Matthews, managing director of Siltbuster Process Solutions, talks about being more strategic and thinking smarter in... Read More >
- What we learnt from WWT's net zero webathon The water industry has made the ambitious pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030, 20 years ahead of the... Read More >
- How new tech twists on legacy processes are helping turn the tide on water leaks Victoria Edwards, chief executive of FIDO Tech, talks about leakage and how the water sector's drive for innovation is... Read More >
- How to bake a connected water network Rik Gunderson, utility client director at Software AG, tells us how to "bake" a smart water network. Read More >
- Asset resilience will be one of the beneficiaries of PR19 Richard Broome, Managing Director at LSBUD talks about why Ofwat's PR19 could prove to be such a positive influence on... Read More >