Reporter 458, 6 November 2000


Professor Alan Deacon has been elected to chair the Social Policy Association for the period 2001-04.

Emeritus Professor Duncan Dowson, one of the most distinguished figures in the School of Mechanical Engineering, is to be honoured at this week’s international congress of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in Orlando, Florida. In recognition of his outstanding work on elastohydrodynamic lubrication and the principles of tribology, in almost 500 publications, he will receive the society’s annual Robert Henry Thurston Award. Professor Dowson’s long list of distinctions include this year’s ImechE James Clayton Lectureship and the 1998 Kelvin Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Norman Greenwood, Emeritus Professor in the School of Chemistry, has been awarded the Royal Society’s Humphry Davy Lecture for the year 2000, to be delivered before the Académie des Sciences in Paris. Professor Greenwood recently had the honorary degree of Doctor of Science conferred on him by Toho University, Tokyo.

Professor Chris Snowden, of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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