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Published: 04 October 2018

Professor Aglietti named Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

The pioneering space engineer and investigator behind the RemoveDEBRIS mission – a satellite that is using a range of state-of-the-art technologies to clear space junk – has been named a Fellow by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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The Academy has named Professor Guglielmo Aglietti, Director of the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey, as one of 2018’s new Fellows, recognising his “outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.”

Professor Aglietti has been at the University of Surrey since 2013, when he took up the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Space Engineering.

The Academy's Fellowship represents the UK’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and business and industry leaders. Election to the Academy is by invitation only, with about 50 Fellows elected each year by peer review from nominations made by existing Fellows. They are distinguished by the title Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the postnominal FREng.

Professor Aglietti, said: “It is a great honour to be elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. I would like to thank my colleagues here at the University of Surrey for their support over the years – their hard work has allowed us to achieve incredible results at the Surrey Space Centre.”

Professor David Sampson, Vice-Provost for Research and Innovation at the University of Surrey, said: “It is clear for all to see that Professor Aglietti is not only one of the best space engineers in the country, but he is one of the best scientists in his field anywhere in the world. We are lucky to have him here at the University of Surrey and I want to congratulate him on his Fellowship.”

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