Professor Derek Chetwynd, School of Engineering, was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by the President of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen) during a plenary session of its Annual Conference and General Meeting in Como, Italy. It is only the second time that the Society has made such an award.
Derek retired from the Council of euspen at the AGM, after serving four successive periods of office and chairing its Publications Committee for the past 11 years. He is also European Editor-in-Chief for Precision Engineering, the Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology.
Professor Chetwynd said:
"While naturally proud of my major contributions to the field over the years, I was pleased that in a few kind words at the presentation, Dr Henny Spaan (President) emphasized the wish to recognize also the importance of less publicly visible work in support of the rapid growth and success of the Society."
Professor Chetwynd is leader of the Mechanical discipline stream at the School of Engineering.
The citation on the award reads:
Distinguished Service Award Presented to:
Professor Derek Chetwynd in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the creation, development and growth of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology.
Awarded on behalf of the Society by euspen President, Dr Henny Spaan at Lake Como, Italy, 24th May 2011