Exceptional contributions to the fields of structural engineering and aeronautical engineering have seen two academics from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies elected as Fellows.
Professor Brian Uy, Head of the School of Civil Engineering was recently elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), while Professor Eduardo Nebot, Director of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) was elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Professor Archie Johnston, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, said the fellowships “reflect the fantastic work both Brian and Eduardo are undertaking in their fields, and illustrates the depth of academic and research talent in the faculty”.
Professor Uy’s election as a Fellow of IStructE recognises his significant contribution to the profession.
IStructE is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering with only 37 Fellows within Australasia.
Professor Uy became a graduate member of IStructE over 25 years ago and has since risen to become a prominent figure within the New South Wales and Australian Regional Groups, culminating with his election as Chairman of the Australian Regional Group (ARG) in 2012.
“I am extremely humbled by being elected to Fellowship of IStructE. Our dedicated ARG team has spent significant time and effort over the last decade to foster mutual recognition for Chartered Structural Engineers in Australia, the United Kingdom and internationally,” said Professor Uy.
Professor Nebot’s election as a Fellow of IEEE is in recognition of his contributions to the field of robotics and applications in vehicle navigation and mining.
This is the second Fellowship Professor Nebot has received in recent months for his pioneering work in the development and application of navigation and automation technology for robotics after being elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) late last year.
“I am honoured to be elected as Fellow of IEEE and ATSE. Our group at ACFR has made important contributions during the last 15 years in the areas of navigation, automation and safety with significant impact in field robotics and intelligent transport systems,” said Professor Nebot.
The School of Civil Engineering welcomes Professor Brian Uy as the new Head School, having held leadership positions at the University of NSW, the University of Western Sydney and the University of Wollongong.