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Royal Academy elects 50 new Fellows at its 40th AGM

Royal Academy elects 50 engineers as Fellows at its 40th anniversary AGM

Published: 19/09/2016

The Royal Academy of Engineering has welcomed 50 new Fellows to its ranks following the Academy’s 40th anniversary Annual General Meeting on 8 September. Renowned engineers from across the country are elected to the Academy in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the engineering profession. The 2016 list also welcomes two International Fellows, recognised for their significant contributions to engineering outside the UK, and Thomas Heatherwick CBE RDI as an Honorary Fellow.

Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “For 40 years the Academy has gathered the wisdom, ingenuity and expertise of the nation’s finest engineers to advance and promote excellence in the profession. I am delighted to welcome to our Fellowship 50 more of today’s very best engineering minds. From life-changing equipment revolutionising our hospitals to new tools that are enabling high-tech businesses to flourish, their work has delivered great value to society. We are very much looking forward to working with all our new Fellows as we continue to make the UK a leading nation for engineering innovation.”

The Fellowship of Engineering first met on 11 June 1976, when 130 leading engineers of the day were invited to Buckingham Palace by Senior Fellow HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Every year since then leading engineers have been elected to the Fellowship, later to become the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Academy now consists of around 1,500 engineers from across engineering disciplines in both industry and academia.

For more details and a full list of new Fellows for 2016, please visit the Academy website.