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Emeritus Engineering Professor Honoured with International Award


The General Pierre Nicolau Award is the highest award in production engineering in the world. It is presented by CIRP, known in English as the International Academy for Production Engineering, which is the world-leading organisation in production engineering research. In August 2012 Professor David Whitehouse, Emeritus Professor at the School of Engineering, became the first Briton to ever receive the prestigious award.

David began his career as a development engineer in 1958, moving on to work with Dr. R.E. Reason as a research engineer in 1961. He worked in industry for 20 years before joining the University of Warwick, and is regarded as the world authority on surface and nanometrology. He founded the first international journal on Nanotechnology in 1990, which is amongst the top rated journals in the field.

This award from CIRP is an addition to an already extensive list of honours which Professor Whitehouse has received from around the world, marking the accomplishments and dedication of over fifty years of work.