WMG Associate Professor receives prestigious Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology award
His nomination for the IMarEST Outstanding Contribution Award was based on his engagement with the ‘European International Submarine Races’ (eISR) and the US equivalent (ISR) competitions over the last seven years. His involvement has reaped a substantial amount of educational benefit that he has developed and disseminated throughout the higher education sector.
Since 2013, Ian has acted as Project Director on the Warwick Submarine team supporting final year engineering students in designing and building a human-powered submarine to the exacting specification of the US and European competitions.
Ian said: “This award is wonderful recognition of a great deal of very successful work – but that has involved contributions from a number of colleagues and of course a lot of my project students. Their enthusiasm and engagement in both the Warwick Submarine project itself and the dissemination of its benefits and achievements has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career as a teacher. I am grateful for having the opportunity to have been involved in this activity with all of these people and would like to extend the recognition that this award offers to all of them.”
Ian’s teaching subjects range from applied statistics and experimental data analysis to various aspects of Engineering Business Management (EBM) at both undergraduate and Master’s degree level. His exceptional standard of teaching has been recognised with several awards including a 'Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence' (WATE).
Alumna speaker for both ceremonies was Zoe Chilton who graduated from WMG in 2012 with an MSc in Engineering Business Management.
This year a total of 1,440 Master’s, Postgraduate Research and Undergraduate students graduated from across WMG.
There were 1,347 Master’s students and a further 19 graduated from the Postgraduate Research programme including 5 EngD, 13 PhD and one Master’s by Research students.
The final 74 were from Jaguar Land Rover, Network Rail IAC and TRW studying on WMG’s Applied Engineering Programme (AEP).
Professor Dave Mullins, WMG said: "Our graduation ceremonies are one of the highlights of our year as our new graduates celebrate their success in the company of their family and friends and prepare to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in the career that they pursue."
Congratulations to all of the brilliant WMG students who graduated at the University of Warwick’s Summer Ceremony this week.
This year a total of 294 Master’s and Postgraduate Research students graduated from across WMG.
Professor David Mullins, Acting Head of WMG said: “It was a delight for us to honour the achievements of our new graduates at the degree congregation. It is a wonderful day of celebration for our students, with their family and friends, as they leave their studies to embark on the next stage of their careers.
“We wish them all the very best for their futures and the impact that each will make on their companies and communities.”
Professor Mullins added: “All of us at WMG are very proud of our alumni including Dr Roy Cheung who was also honoured at the ceremony and presented with an Honorary Doctor of Science. Dr Cheung also gave a stirring speech to our graduates on the opportunities that lie ahead.”
In November, a team of WMG students led by Professor Jay Bal, attended The 2017 International Competition on InnovAtion (iCAN) at Peking University in Beijing.
The WMG team ran a stall to promote their innovative marketplace, and presented to a panel of international judges. They won the popular vote prize as well as a 3rd place prize from the judges.
This huge event held over three days welcomed 600 Chinese teams and 40 International teams from industry and academia.
iCAN aims to promote the innovative spirit and entrepreneurship of the younger generation worldwide helping to create a platform of collaboration to create applications in areas including internet of things, intelligent manufacturing and Industry 4.0.
More information on iCAN can be found here.