Professors Eleanor Stride and Roger Reed elected Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Many congratulations to Professors Eleanor Stride and Roger Reed, in the Department of Engineering Science, who have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng). This is a richly deserved recognition of their contributions to engineering. Fifty of the UK’s top engineers have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, in a stellar list that includes some of the world’s leading innovators and business people.

The 50 new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at its AGM in London today, in addition to two new International Fellows and one Honorary Fellow, who will add their expertise to the Fellowship of 1,500 world-leading engineers from both industry and academia.

Professor Eleanor Stride
Eleanor Stride, Professor of Engineering, has won recognition for outstanding engineering accomplishment in diverse areas. Professor Stride’s main primary research achievements have been in the development of micro and nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery, as evidenced by her publications, patent/spin-out engagement, and awards, including the 2014 A F Harvey Prize. She has also actively advanced the public presentation of engineering in broadcasting, exhibitions, lectures and videos, and has worked as a most effective advocate in advancing the cause and ideals of engineering.

Professor Roger Reed

Roger Reed, Professor of Engineering Science and Materials, is a world leader in the engineering and science of high-temperature alloys, particularly the design and processing of nickel super-alloys, which are ubiquitous in the aero-engine and power-generation industries. His sustained efforts in process modelling have been instrumental in the impact on industrial practice. Professor Reed’s pioneering work via ‘alloys-by-design’ approaches has transformed understanding of the high-temperature capabilities of these materials to resist creep deformation and degradation, and led to both improved and new corrosion-resistant super-alloys. This has provided better properties, lighter components, elevated engine efficiencies, and reduced emissions with substantial and sustained engineering and societal impact.

Professor Anne Trefethen

We extend our congratulations to Professor Anne Trefethen, who has also been elected as a Fellow. Professor Trefethen, who is the University’s Chief Information Officer and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Resources & Information Systems), has a 20% appointment in the Department of Engineering Science.

Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: ‘Since 130 engineers were first called together in 1976 to form the Fellowship of Engineering, our Fellows have come together to advance and promote excellence in engineering.  I’m so proud to welcome our new Fellows, who represent the very best of UK engineering. From technology giants to our universities’ finest minds, our new Fellows demonstrate how engineering is tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the world.  I look forward to working with them as we continue to make the UK a leading nation for engineering innovation and businesses.’

 About the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng)

As the UK’s national academy for engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. The RAEng provides analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. It takes a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. It works to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. It is a national academy with a global outlook.

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Published on 05 September 2017