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Surrey academics receive fellowships from the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor John Watts and Visiting Professor Stephen Temple elected as new Fellows for the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Surrey welcomes the news that two of its academics – Professor John Watts from Surrey’s Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, and Visiting Professor Stephen Temple CBE from the upcoming 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) – have been elected Fellows by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The newly elected Fellows (59 in total) join the Academy from diverse backgrounds, including respected engineering and manufacturing companies and world-leading academic institutions.

All recipients have been invited to join the Fellowship in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to engineering.

Professor Watts said, "It’s a great honour to be elected to the Fellowship and a tribute to the talented staff and students that I have worked with at the University of Surrey over the last four decades."

Professor Temple said, “I’m delighted by this honour, matched only by the privilege of being a Visiting Professor at this outstanding University.”

Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said, “Our newly elected Fellows bring an enormous breadth of expertise to the Academy, widening our collective scope and knowledge. I know that they will all make significant contributions to the Academy’s activities in their time as Fellows and we look forward to working with them to create benefit for society through engineering.”

Visiting Professor Stephen Temple is a consultant for the 5GIC whilst John Watts is a Professor of Materials Science, Director of Research and Director of The Surface Analysis Laboratory which specialises in the application of advanced surface chemical analysis techniques to industrial problems.



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