Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation William Drury joins the Royal Academy of Engineering as a Fellow.
Professor Drury joins 53 leading engineers from the UK and around the world who have been newly elected Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.
All the new Fellows were formally admitted to Fellowship at the Academy’s online AGM on Tuesday 22 September, and they will add their expertise to a Fellowship of almost 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia.
Congratulations to Professor Bill Drury for being elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Bill has made great contribution to the power electronics centre from the very beginning and provided invaluable steering to the Centre’s operation and direction.
Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “As the UK’s National Academy for engineering and technology, we bring together an unrivalled community of leading business people and industrialists, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics from every part of engineering and technology. 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.”
Professor Drury became a Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester in 1997, and is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation at Bristol and a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University.
Professor Drury has worked for over 40 years in the engineering industry and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Academic Accreditation Committee. He has chaired several International Conferences in the field of power electronics, machines and drives and has more than 70 publications.