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  • Writer's pictureBeth Dickens

For He's A Jolly Good Fellow!

Congratulations to Quoceant Director, Richard Yemm, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding and continuing contributions to the engineering profession. Richard, alongside 49 other exceptional engineers, will be formally admitted to the Academy at its AGM in London today; they all add their expertise to the Fellowship of nearly 1,600 world-leading engineers from both industry and academia.

The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK's national academy for engineering and technology, bringing together the most successful and talented engineers from academia and business – the Fellows – to advance and promote excellence in engineering for the benefit of society. The Academy harnesses the experience and expertise of the Fellows to provide independent advice to government, to deliver programmes that help exceptional engineering researchers and innovators realise their potential, to engage the public with engineering and to provide leadership for the profession.

Richard says about his election: "It’s a great honour to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. I have been so lucky to have had such an interesting and exciting career so far, and to have met and worked with so many talented and inspirational engineers, without them this wouldn’t be happening today.

All modern engineering is pan-discipline, and I am very much drawn to the Royal Academy as it embraces all branches rather than focussing on one specific area. I am really looking forward to supporting the work of the Academy, and to continuing to help raise the profile and appeal of this great profession.”

Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “I am delighted to welcome all our new Fellows to the Academy - together they epitomise the very best of UK engineering. Representing the country’s most innovative and creative minds from both academia and industry, the achievements of our new Fellows highlight the critical role engineering has in addressing major societal challenges and ensuring our readiness for the future. We are very much looking forward to working with them as we continue to fulfil our vision of engineering at the heart of a sustainable and prosperous society.”


The Royal Academy news article, including personal profiles of all the newly elected Fellows, can be found by clicking here:


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