Five new Fellows of Royal Academy of Engineering
28 July 2010
Imperial researchers who are developing medical robots, improving combustion engines, refining mining technologies and creating computer models to advance manufacturing and agriculture have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to engineering.
In the first week of July, the Royal Academy of Engineering announced 53 new Fellows, celebrating the diversity and pervasiveness of twenty-first century engineering in the UK. Five of the Fellows come from Imperial: Professor Jan Cilliers, Chair in Mineral Processing (Earth Science and Engineering), Professor Stephen Muggleton, Royal Academy Chair in Machine Learning (Computing), Professor Constantinos Pantelides, (Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology), Professor Alexander Taylor, (Mechanical Engineering), and Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, Director of Medical Imaging from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Computing.
Professor Stephen Richardson, Principal of the Faculty of Engineering, said: “I am absolutely delighted to see so many Imperial researchers elected as Fellows by the Royal Academy of Engineering. This year’s cohort demonstrates the essential role that engineering plays in tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. Our new Fellows are also playing a valuable role in contributing to the economy, developing the industries of tomorrow that will drive growth in the UK. On behalf of the entire College, I congratulate our newly elected Fellows. Our academics are the backbone of Imperial and we always take great pride in their achievements.”
—Colin Smith, Communications