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9 Mar 2017

Rolls-Royce and Loughborough celebrate 25 year partnership

Loughborough has been presented with a glass abstract of the University shield by Rolls-Royce to celebrate 25 years of partnership between the two organisations.

The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Combustion System Aerothermal Processes (Rolls-Royce UTC) was established in 1991 to provide advances in understanding and design capability in the field of combustion aerodynamics and aerothermal technology.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the successful research partnership a celebratory dinner was held at Burleigh Court, attended by senior staff from Rolls-Royce, the University and the Aerospace Technology Institute. 

At the event speeches were given by Rolls-Royce’s Director of Engineering and Technology, Chris Barkey, and Loughborough Vice Chancellor Professor Bob Allison. Rolls-Royce colleagues Mark Jefferies, Chief of University Research Liaison and Kate Barnard, Engineering Programme Manager, then presented Loughborough’s Professor Jon Carrotte, Director of the Rolls-Royce UTC, with a glass abstract of the University shield named ‘The Flow of Innovation’.

The shield, sat on a wooden plinth, reads: ‘Presented to Loughborough University Technology Centre, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of collaboration with Rolls-Royce. The award was handcrafted by Kate Barnard.

Professor Carrotte said: “It was a great honour to receive this shield. We are all incredibly proud of the long and successful partnership we have with Rolls-Royce, long may it continue.”