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New NPL Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Graham Machin and Gareth Hinds become Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Graham MachinGraham Machin, NPL Fellow in Temperature Measurement, is internationally recognised as a world leading expert in temperature measurement and its application. In his 30-year career he has led many thermometry innovations, particularly at high temperatures, in harsh environments, and made many improvements in SI temperature realisation and dissemination. Instrumental in improving heat treatment of aerospace components, materials laser processing and decommissioning nuclear facilities; developments made possible through championing new approaches and application of traceable temperature measurement. On receiving the appointment, Graham said “I am delighted and honoured to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. I am looking forward to working with the Royal Academy to promote reliable metrology as a key enabler across all science and engineering disciplines.”


Gareth Hinds

Gareth Hinds, NPL Fellow in Electrochemistry is an outstanding multi-disciplined scientist who has pioneered the development of advanced in situ diagnostic techniques and standard test methods for assessment of corrosion and material degradation in energy applications. He has a strong track record of delivering innovative solutions to engineering problems with demonstrable impact on industry across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, power generation and electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Gareth holds visiting academic positions at University College London, the University of Strathclyde and Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He is currently serving a two-year term as President of the Institute of Corrosion.

Gareth said “I am delighted to be joining the Royal Academy of Engineering. I have always been passionate about using scientific knowledge to solve real world engineering problems and am extremely fortunate to work for a world-class research organisation that allows me to do this on a daily basis. The Academy plays a key role in promoting excellence and raising awareness of the importance of engineering to society and I look forward to working with my colleagues to support these activities in the future.”

Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says: “Our Fellows are at the heart of all Academy activities and I am delighted to welcome these highly successful, creative and inspiring engineering leaders to the Fellowship. There has never been a more important time for the Academy to advance and promote excellence in engineering so that the engineering profession can continue to contribute to societal wellbeing and economic growth.”

The Fellowships are awarded by invitation only and are offered each year to a select number of candidates. This year, Graham and Gareth join 52 other leading engineers from the UK and around the world who have also been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.

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30 Sep 2019