13 Jul 2015
F1 engineers to be honoured at graduation ceremonies
Two Formula 1 engineers and a RAF test pilot are amongst the honorary graduates to be celebrated during the University’s graduation ceremonies this week.
Rob Smedley, who studied Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough in the 1990s, is presented with the award of Honorary Doctor of Technology in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Formula 1 and race engineering.
Neil Oatley graduated from Loughborough with an automotive engineering degree in 1976. He will be made Honorary Doctor of Technology in recognition of his inspirational leadership in motorsport and dedication to build McLaren Racing into a Formula 1 institution.
Others to receive honorary degrees are Royal Air Force test pilot and aircraft engineer Desmond Penrose, Founder and CEO of Nadastra Inc Tushara Canekeratne, Dell Software Group Executive Director Chris Miller, and Loughborough emeritus professors Clyde Williams and Baroness Ruth Lister.