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RA6a: Additional observations, Evidence of esteem

a) Honours and Awards

Professor Unsworth was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was also awarded the IMechE 1999 James Clayton Prize for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the lubrication mechanism of human joints.

Professor Spooner, Dr Bumby and their colleagues received the I.E.E. Power Divisional Premium in 1997 for their work in direct drive wind turbine generators.

Professor Bettess was awarded a D.Sc.(London). He has also been awarded an EPSRC Senior Research Fellowship for a four-year period from October, 2000. In July 2000 he was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Professor Maropoulos was awarded an "Excellent Paper Prize“ from the President of the Polish Agency for Technological Development at the 13th CAPE Conference, (Warsaw, 1997).

Dr Bumby and Dr Bialek received the Minister of National Education of Poland award for their co-authorship of a research monograph in Power Systems Dynamics and Stability.

Dr Dyer received a Foresight award from the Royal Academy of Engineering to work at TNO, Netherlands.

Dr Love was awarded the Glaxo-Wellcome Poster Prize for Physics at the Houses of Parliament in March 1999 at the SET ’99 Young Scientists’ Meeting.

Dr Wood was an IEE Snell Premium Winner in 1999 and in 2000 was awarded an RAE Industrial Fellowship

b) International Standing

Professor Unsworth has presented keynote lectures at Austrib ’98 (Brisbane, Australia), the Leeds/Lyon Symposium (1999) and the European Society of Biomechanics (Dublin 2000).

Professor Petty was elected for a two year period as President of the International Society of Molecular Electronics and Biocomputing. He has presented invited lectures on the Durham Molecular Electronics activities in Italy, U.S.A., Japan, Germany, Russia and China.

Professor Mars was visiting Professor to the Centre for Systems Science at Yale University, U.S.A. during the first term of academic year 1998/99. He was invited Chairman at the International Conference on Adaptive Systems held at Yale in 1998.

Professor Appleton has obtained a number of patents for manufacturing research in the UK and in other countries, including New Zealand, Australia and the Far East.

Professor Maropoulos organised and hosted in Durham the 15th International Conference on Computer-Aided Production Engineering, 19-21 April 1999. Professor Maropoulos presented an invited keynote paper at the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Production in Tokyo in 1998.

Dr Dominy is a member of the International Working Group on Safety of Vehicles on Bridges. Dr Dominy has been appointed to the editorial panel of the International Journal of Wind Technology.

Dr Gregory-Smith has continued to Chair the ERCOFTAC (European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion) series of Turbomachinery Workshops, the eighth of which was held in March, 2000. He is also responsible for organising and chairing sessions of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) annual Gas Turbine Congress, 1996-2000.

Dr Bialek gave papers at a number of international conferences and presented invited lectures on ‘Transmission Charging Methods’ at an Electricity Transmission Workshop in Brussels in 1997 and at the International Conference on Power System Automation and Control, PSAC ’99, in Slovenia in 1999. His transmission pricing methodology was considered by the European Commission for adoption in the European common electricity market.

Dr Green presented papers at the 13th International Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials held in Singapore in September, 1999.

Dr He was invited to speak on the VKI Lecture Series in turbomachinery unsteady flows (1996) and aeroelasticity (1999) at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Brussels, Belgium. He was also invited by the Chinese Education Commission to lecture in Xian, China (1997).

Dr Love was the Chair and Organiser of the 2nd International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry & Medicine held at the University of Durham in 1999. He was on the International Programme Committee for the Optical Society of America 1997 Conference on Non-Astronomical Adaptive Optics. He has given invited lectures at the Technion (Israel), CRL (Tokyo) and Ris0 (Denmark).

Dr Scott is a member of four technical committees of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He recently gave an invited presentation at the March 2000 convention of ACI in San Diego of the UK rules for deflection control in beams and slabs. He is now, by invitation, a member of the committee which is embarking on a major revision of the rules for deflection control in the USA. His expertise on reinforcement strain measurement is also being incorporated into other ACI documentation. He has presented conference papers in Malaysia, India and Brazil and has given research seminars at NUS and NTU in Singapore.

Dr Selby has acted as scientific adviser, session chairman and speaker at the 6th International Conference on Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Historical Buildings, STREMAH 99, Dresden. Dr Selby has presented papers in London (ICE), Seattle (ASCE Sp. Conf.), Australia (Woollongong), and Dresden.

Dr Toll’s research links with Portugal and Turkey continued. Following his Keynote Lecture to the Turkish Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, he was invited to speak at the Workshop on Slope Stability and Knowledge-based Systems, held at Istanbul Technical University in 1997. His long-term research with Coimbra University continued with support from the Treaty of Windsor. He also spent a two year period as visitor to Nanyang Technological University and established joint research links in Singapore. He is Chief Editor of the Int. Journal, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Kluwer Ac. Pub.

Dr White is the Durham University representative for the International Association of Hydraulic Research, Secretary for the Landforms and Fluvial Systems Section of the European Geophysical Society, a member of the Scientific Committee of the Río Martín (Spain) UNESCO Cultural Park, and a member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences.

Dr Wood’s work on microengineered devices continues to receive much international praise. In 1996, he presented an invited lecture at an Anglo-Japanese Workshop on Microengineering.

In 1996 Professor Bettess gave several lectures on finite elements at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes.

c) National Visibility and Standing

Professor Petty is a Board Member of the recently formed Institute of Nanotechnology which is advising the U.K. government on nanotechnology. He is currently U.K. Editor of the Elsevier journal Materials Science and Engineering and a member of the E.P.S.R.C. Functional Materials College.

Professor Mars is a member of the EPSRC Communications College and Associate Editor of the C.R.C. press series in Electronic Engineering. He is Chairman of the IEE Degree Accreditation Committee and a member of DABCE. From September, 2000 he is also Chairman of the IEE North East Centre.

Professor Unsworth is Editor of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Part H), a member of the EPSRC Biomedical Engineering College and a member of the Steering Committee of the IRC in Biomaterials at QMW.

Professor Maropoulos is a member of the Foresight Manufacturing Focus Group for the North East of England and has been appointed to the Evaluation Panel of Foresight North-East.

Dr Bumby is a member of IEE Professional Group B2 (Applied Control Techniques) and a member of the Organising Committee for the annual Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC).

Dr Dyer is a member of the Geological Society Engineering Group, Clay Working Party contributing on specialised use of clays in land remediation. In 1998 he presented a lecture on this work to the Fellows of the Royal Academy. Dr Dyer is a member of the British Geotechnical Society.

Dr Green is a member of the EPSRC Life Sciences College.

Dr Scott gave an invited keynote presentation on Fibre Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for concrete structures at an international conference in Dundee in September 1999. He is a member of the Fabric Advisory Committee for Durham Cathedral.
Dr White is a member of the successful consortium, NICHE (National Infrastructure for Catchment Experimentation) funded by the UK Joint Infrastructure Fund (JIF). She is the Treasurer of the Pennines Hydrology Group of the British Hydrological Society. Dr White has also acted as Guest Editor for Physics and Chemistry of the Earth and Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.

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