News Release No 00/13

10 March 2000

Loughborough University awarded prestigious Personal Research Chair from the Royal Academy of Engineering and BG Technology

Loughborough University's Faculty of Engineering has been awarded funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering and BG Technology to appoint a new Professor in Pipeline Technology. The post is due to start in Autumn 2000 and will be for an initial period of 5 years.

Professor Neil Halliwell FR Eng, Dean of Engineering, said, "This post will enhance the growing collaboration between BG Technology and the University to their mutual benefit. We are extremely grateful to the Royal Academy of Engineering and BG Technology for their support in establishing this prestigious position."

The new Professor will work closely with BG Technology to establish a University research group of international standing. The group will deliver forward-looking and innovative technology solutions for the international gas industry of tomorrow, and carry out leading edge research in pipeline technology.

Commenting on the award, Dr Bob Harris, Technical Director at BG Technology, said, "The Chair at Loughborough University is a key step in strengthening the relationship between ourselves and the University, and in its broadest objective will advance the state of the art across all aspects of pipeline engineering."

The Chair is currently being advertised in the local and national press. Further details can be found on our Web site at or by telephoning 01509 222223. The closing date is the 31 March 2000.


For further information please contact Andrew Cooney, Engineering Marketing Officer, on (01509) 228341, email



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