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Professor David Hutchins elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor David Hutchins of the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Renowned engineers from across the country are elected to the Academy in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession. The 2016 list also includes two International Fellows, recognised for their significant contributions to engineering outside the UK.

Professor Hutchins first joined the School of Engineering in 1988. Commenting on his election Professor Hutchins said: “It is a great honour to receive this Fellowship, which especially recognises my research in ultrasound and acoustics. The School of Engineering is a great place to work, and in the future I hope to continue to make substantial contributions not only to the School, but also to the Engineering profession”.

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 first meeting of the Fellowship of Engineering took place on 11 June 1976, when 130 leading engineers of the day including jet engine visionary Sir Frank Whittle, design guru Sir Ove Arup, and father of the UK computer industry Sir Maurice Wilkes were invited to Buckingham Palace by Senior Fellow HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Leading engineers have been elected to the Fellowship – later to become the Royal Academy of Engineering – every year since, and it now consists of around 1,500 engineers from across engineering disciplines in both industry and academia.”

14 September 2016

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