Professor Sir Jim McDonald to deliver prestigious EI lecture

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One of Scotland’s top academics and engineers Professor Sir Jim McDonald FEI has been chosen by the Energy Institute (EI) to receive the prestigious Melchett Award. At a special event in London in July, he will be presented with the award before delivering the Melchett Lecture.

Sir Jim McDonald is Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Strathclyde and co-chairs the Scottish government’s Energy Advisory Board with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. In 2012, he was awarded a knighthood for services to education, engineering and the economy, and he has also been nominated as the incoming President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Melchett Award dates back to 1930 when it was instituted by The Rt Hon Sir Alfred Mond, later Lord Melchett and Chairman of ICI. It is presented to an individual for their outstanding contribution to the study or advancement of the science of fuel and energy.

Read Sir Jim McDonald’s full biography at energyinst.org/whats-on/search/cadman-and-melchett

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