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IROE Chair Susan Gourvenec elected as Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

Published: 22 September 2022
Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Susan Gourvenec, RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies for Intelligent & Resilient Ocean Engineering, Professor of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering and Deputy Director of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Susan was elected to this prestigious Fellowship as an internationally recognised expert in offshore geotechnical engineering across academia and industry. Her major engineering achievements include offshore foundation design methods which are now part of international standards that govern industry practice globally.

Professor Susan Gourvenec

Susan is a passionate educator and champion for equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and a practitioner of multi-disciplinary research, working across life sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.

She joins over 70 new experts who have made exceptional contributions in their sector and reflect the Academy’s Fellowship Fit for the Future initiative to promote outstanding engineers from underrepresented groups.

“I am delighted by the honour of being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering,” said Professor Gourvenec.

“The work of the Royal Academy of Engineering is incredibly diverse and I see this as an immense opportunity to use my experiences to inspire a new generation of future engineers, who may not have considered this direction.

“I am particularly looking forward to promoting the critical role of engineering, in partnership with other career disciplines and society, in achieving a sustainable and just future for all.”

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said:

“I am delighted to welcome such an array of enormously talented people to the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

“In an uncertain world, one thing is certain – engineering skills, vision and leadership will play a crucial part in addressing the escalating domestic and global challenges that we face today.”

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a special ceremony in London on 8 November.

You can find the press release from the Royal Academy of Engineering, along with a full list of new Fellows here.

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