School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


22 Sep 2021

Professor named Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

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The Dean of the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Professor Paul Conway, has been announced as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering this month.

With this prestigious accolade, Professor Conway will oversee much of the Academy’s activity, working with Governance and Operating Committees, panels, working groups, and the Trustee Board. He will join more than 1,600 other RAEng Fellows in this work.  

Each year, up to 50 Fellows are elected by invitation only. The membership consists of some of the world’s best researchers and industry experts. 

He will be formally introduced to the Academy in October at the Prince Philip House, where he will network with other Fellows and receive his Fellowship scroll.  

Professor Conway is an expert in Manufacturing Processes, specifically in electronics manufacturing and he joined Loughborough University in 1989 as a Research Associate, before climbing up the ranks to become Lecturer (1990), Senior Lecturer (1998), Reader (2000) and Professor in 2005.  

In addition to his role at Loughborough, he is also the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence; until recently the Chair of the Strategic Advisory Team for EPSRC’s Manufacturing the Future theme; lead Loughborough investigator on the recently announced multi-institutional EPSRC Re-imagining Engineering Design Programme Grant; an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of the CPMT, Electronics Packaging Manufacture; and a Reviewer of numerous journals focused on materials science, electronic materials, and advanced materials.  

Speaking about his new title as Fellowship, Professor Conway commented: “It is truly an honour to be elected by my peers to Royal Academy to join this influential network of engineering professionals and leaders worldwide. The Academy has always been at the forefront of leading and guiding policy to address national and global challenges and I look forward to joining them and contributing to their work.” 

The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national academy for engineering and aims “to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone”.  

Much of the charity’s work focuses on providing grants to individuals to conduct inspiring research, influencing policy, championing diversity and inclusion in the sector, as well as educating the next generation of engineers. More information can be found on the dedicated website.  

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