Fifty-four leading engineers from the UK and around the world, including Perceptive's MD David Lovett, have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.
All the new Fellows were formally admitted to the Academy at its AGM in London on Monday 30 September, and they will add their expertise to the Fellowship of nearly 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia.
Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says: “Our Fellows are at the heart of all Academy activities and I am delighted to welcome these highly successful, creative and inspiring engineering leaders to the Fellowship. There has never been a more important time for the Academy to advance and promote excellence in engineering so that the engineering profession can continue to contribute to societal wellbeing and economic growth.”
David Lovett, Founder and Managing Director of Perceptive, said: "It really is a great honour to have been nominated and accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. I look forward to joining many other enthusiastic engineering professionals helping to support the continued growth of the profession worldwide. I would like to thank my nominators and supporters for their efforts in demonstrating that I have “something” to offer the Academy -I hope it is enthusiasm and tenacity in sticking to the job.
I believe the engineering profession has a great deal more to offer to create practical solutions to some of the immediate difficulties we find ourselves in with regard to climate, health and work-life balance; I am keen to contribute through the many groups within the RAE to see our profession continue to have an ethical voice based on science and facts."
As the UK’s national academy for engineering and technology, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers from academia and business – our Fellows – to advance and promote excellence in engineering for the benefit of society.
We harness their experience and expertise to provide independent advice to government, to deliver programmes that help exceptional engineering researchers and innovators realise their potential, to engage the public with engineering and to provide leadership for the profession.
We have three strategic priorities:
We bring together engineers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, educators and the public in pursuit of these goals.
Engineering is a global profession, so we work with partners across the world to advance engineering’s contribution to society on an international, as well as a national scale.