Paul Woollin, Research Director at TWI, has been elected as a Fellow by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Paul is one of 59 new Fellows selected at the Royal Academy’s AGM to join the Fellowship in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to engineering.
TWI Research Director elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
A leading international expert on stainless steel weld metal microstructures and the in-service integrity of structures under hydrogen charging and corrosive conditions, Dr Woollin has published over 50 papers. His contract research and consultancy work, on duplex and supermartensitic stainless steels in particular, has led to huge safety, and hence financial, benefits for industry. As TWI's Research Director, he sets the strategic direction for 280 research staff, with income of £45m per annum.
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."
On hearing the news of his election, Paul said: "I was surprised to be nominated and am honoured to have been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. I realise how much I owe to my colleagues at TWI, both past and present, and to my tutors and former colleagues at university; without their assistance, support and considerable efforts, my career would have been very different. I would like to thank them all and look forward to working with the team to develop tomorrow’s technologies."
New Fellows for 2014 include current and former members of TWI Council: Steve Yianni, Chief Executive Officer, Transport Systems Catapult, Technology Strategy Board and John Marlow, Director, John Marlow Ltd.
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Royal Academy of Engineering
As the UK’s national academy for engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering.
The Royal Academy of Engineering provides analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. It takes a lead on engineering education and invests in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation and works to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. The Academy is a national academy with a global outlook and four strategic challenges: drive faster and more balanced economic growth; foster better education and skills; lead the profession; promote engineering at the heart of society.
TWI is a world leading research and technology organisation with a focus on materials, engineering and manufacturing.