Tuesday, 01 October 2019
The University of Nottingham’s Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Professor Andy Long has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Professor Long has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession. He will be formally admitted to the Academy at its AGM in London on Monday 30 September, and he will add his expertise to the Fellowship of nearly 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia.
I am delighted that Andy’s research and leadership has been recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the highest honour for any Engineer. This is a very proud day for the University of Nottingham, the Faculty of Engineering and for Andy personally.
I am thrilled to join the Fellowship and will continue to promote the work of our profession amongst esteemed colleagues and beyond. I’m honoured that my work has been recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering and look forward to working together to further advance engineering for the benefit of society.
Professor Long has studied and worked at the University since 1990. He leads on academic planning and resources across the University and supports the Vice-Chancellor in providing strategic leadership for the University.
He was previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering, leading 800 staff across six departments with more than 4,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Professor Long has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham, which was awarded for work on process modelling for composites manufacture. Prior to this, he obtained a BSc in Applied Mathematics from Warwick University and an MSc in Computer Integrated Engineering from Loughborough University.
He has published around 360 papers including around 130 refereed journal papers, has co-authored/edited three textbooks on polymer composites, and has been principal investigator for research grants totalling around £33million.
In 2006, Andy was awarded the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Rosenhain Medal in recognition of distinguished achievement in materials science, and in 2014 was inducted as a SAMPE Fellow for significant contributions in materials and process engineering technology.
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About the University of Nottingham
Ranked 32 in Europe and 16th in the UK by the QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024, the University of Nottingham is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience, and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our students. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement.
Nottingham was crowned Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 – the third time it has been given the honour since 2018 – and by the Daily Mail University Guide 2024.
The university is among the best universities in the UK for the strength of our research, positioned seventh for research power in the UK according to REF 2021. The birthplace of discoveries such as MRI and ibuprofen, our innovations transform lives and tackle global problems such as sustainable food supplies, ending modern slavery, developing greener transport, and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
The university is a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally - and our graduates are the second most targeted by the UK's top employers, according to The Graduate Market in 2022 report by High Fliers Research.
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