Elections to the Royal Academy of Engineering


The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national academy for engineering and brings together the country’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering. Click for details.

Professor Chimay Anumba, Head of Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University was elected a Fellow. Click for Chimay's background.

Michel Virlogeux, the World's leading Bridge Engineer, was elected an International Fellow. Click for details of Michel's bridges.

My role was that I was one of the nominators for both candidates.

On November 5th 2012 both candidates were admitted to the Academy. Below is some photographs of the event.


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The event on November 5th 2012 started with an afternoon's briefing meeting. The above four photographs are from the afternoon. Top left is Chimay, Michel and myself. Top right is Michel and me. Bottom left is Chimay and me and bottom right is Michel presenting his work to the newly elected Fellows. A great speaker this was a tour de force of Bridge Engineering. 


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Both Michel and Chimay signing in marks the moment that they were admitted to the Academy.



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On the left Lord Browne immediate Past President presents Michel Virlogeux with his certificate and Sir John Parker the current President looks on. On the right Chimay with Lord Browne and Sir John Parker.


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Finally two Professor Anumbas, Chimay's brother on the right.

A Professor of Obstetrics.