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1 Oct 2015

University Professor announced as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that Professor Colin GarnerWolfson School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering, at Loughborough University has been elected as a new Fellow of the Academy.

Professor Garner, who holds the Caterpillar/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Applied Thermodynamics, was among 50 new Fellows announced on 21 September. They represent the best of the UK engineering profession and have received their fellowship in recognition of their outstanding contributions.

Professor Garner’s research focuses on IC engine emissions control, engine in-cylinder flow and combustion, fuel injection and heat transfer. His research has been funded by a range of organisations and he has published widely. His research work has been featured in New Scientist and he has presented research on national BBC TV and radio.

President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS, said: “The commitment and energy of our Fellows is the lifeblood of our Academy. Our new Fellows join us today as the country’s most innovative and creative minds from both academia and industry. We look forward to working with them, learning from their successes and drawing on their considerable expertise as we continue our work to promote engineering at the heart of society.”

Professor Garner joins six existing Fellows at Loughborough, and comments: "I am naturally delighted to receive this honour that reflects Loughborough University's great strength in engineering. It has been made possible by the huge support over many years from many University colleagues and our collaborating partners."

You can see more about the announcement of new Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering here.


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Article reference number: October News

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.