RAEng welcomes 53 UK and international engineers as new Fellows

Posted on 22 September, 2020 by Advance 

Fifty-three leading engineers from the UK and around the world have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession and are being formally admitted to Fellowship at the Academy’s online AGM today.

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They join an Academy on a mission to use the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and create an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

All the new Fellows will be formally admitted to Fellowship today at the Academy’s online AGM and they will add their expertise to a Fellowship of almost 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia.

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “As the UK’s National Academy for engineering and technology, we bring together an unrivalled community of leading business people and industrialists, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics from every part of engineering and technology.

“The new Fellows who join us today are among the most talented and successful engineers working in the field today, leaders in areas from transport and our essential data infrastructure to lifesaving developments in medical research. We look forward to working with them and benefitting from their ideas and insight as we strive to inform public debate and provide workable solutions to our shared national and global challenges.”

One of those who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of EngineeringIn recognition of his outstanding contribution to the profession, is Dr Bryn Hughes at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

Dr Bryn Hughes is described by his peers as an outstanding engineer who has made numerous contributions to the UK’s defence and security. He has brought together various aspects of engineering to develop new sensors for use in harsh environments, worked to raise awareness of national IT security linked to critical infrastructure and delivered a modern manufacturing capability. All of these achievements have necessitated a deep understanding of specific engineering techniques and methods, as well as wider system engineering, to deliver solutions that are technically robust and meet challenging end user requirements for secure operation.

Speaking about his award, Dr Hughes said: "I am hugely excited and humbled by this honour, especially by being put forward by my peers. This honour also acknowledges the great people that I have had the privilege of working with throughout my career and who have helped me in any achievement that I may have made.

Andy Bell, Dstl's Chief Officer, said: "It is wonderful to see the expertise of our staff recognised in this way. Bryn is a highly regarded, not just here at Dstl but around the world. It is a great achievement for Bryn and I congratulate him on behalf of all at Dstl."

Also among the 53 new Fellows joining the Academy today, is BAE Systems Chief Executive, Charles Woodburn, in recognition of his outstanding and continuing contribution to engineering and technology. Charles joins a Fellowship of nearly 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia, including four Fellows from BAE Systems. BAE Systems is a long-term partner with the Royal Academy of Engineering and works with the organisation to help shape engineering policy in the UK. This includes supporting projects that seek to address the shortage of engineers and change the perception of STEM careers and improve diversity within the UK’s engineering population.

The complete list of Fellows elected in 2020 can be found