Professor Richard Stone elected Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow

22nd September 2020

Professor Richard Stone is one of fifty-three leading engineers from the UK and around the world who have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.

All the new Fellows will be formally admitted to Fellowship at the Academy’s online AGM on Tuesday 22nd September, upon which they will add their expertise to a Fellowship of almost 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia.

Of the appointment, Professor Stone said, “I am greatly honoured to be elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering. I am very privileged to have benefited from numerous collaborations, in Oxford, other UK universities, industry, and with academics overseas. I have been very fortunate to work with excellent research students and research assistants in the Department; we have also depended significantly on contributions from the workshops.”

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “The new Fellows who join us today are among the most talented and successful engineers working in the field today, leaders in areas from transport and our essential data infrastructure to lifesaving developments in medical research. We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their ideas and insight as we strive to inform public debate and provide workable solutions to our shared national and global challenges.”

Professor Stone, who works with the Combustion and Engines Group at Oxford, studied Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He completed a DPhil in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and his research on boiling heat transfer continued as a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College. From 1982-93, Richard was a Lecturer and latterly Senior Lecturer at Brunel University before becoming a University Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford, and Fellow of Somerville College.

This story first appeared on the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science website.

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