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Professor Leighton awarded with inaugural honour

Published: 6 November 2018
Professor Tim Leighton

Professor Timothy Leighton has been made the inaugural recipient of a new class of Fellow. The International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) undertook a change to its Bylaws, and vote of all IIAV members, to create new rank of Distinguished Fellow. It is the highest rank for individual IIAV members of this international body, and will be restricted to a very small number. Along with Prof Leighton, the IIAV has elected one other inaugural Distinguished Fellow, Prof. Robert Parker of Virginia Tech, USA.

Prof. Leighton said “I was extremely surprised to be contacted by the IIAV and informed of this. I had no idea the IIAV had plans to undertake the creation of a new class of Fellow, and am humbled that so many hardworking acousticians have clearly gone to enormous effort to do this. The IIAV is a wonderful international body, having its roots in the USA in the early 1990s, and I have regretted not being more involved with them in the past, there being a limit to the number of organizations one can join and effectively participate in. They host a first-class series of international conferences, and I was honoured to be invited to give a plenary lecture at their last one in London, 2017. It is a huge honour to be gifted this opportunity to join a body that has given so much to the international acoustics community.”

Timothy Leighton is Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), though he has a world-wide reputation for his multidisciplinary research and impact across a range of disciplines, primarily aimed at humanitarian and societal benefits through discoveries in medicine, catastrophe relief and environmental disaster. He is the founder of the Network for AntiMicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention (NAMRIP).


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