The MacRobert Award: 52 Years of UK Engineering Innovation
With Professor Gordon Masterton, OBE DL FREng FRSE
Chair of Future Infrastructure, University of Edinburgh
|We are delighted to warmly invite you to join us for Engineering Scotland’s June Innovation Lecture 2022 on Monday 6th June online via zoom from 6pm. This will be delivered by Professor Gordon Masterton, Chair of Future Infrastructure, University of Edinburgh. |
The MacRobert Award is the premier award for engineering innovation in the UK. In 2019 it marked its 50th Anniversary Year of celebrating innovative engineering which benefit society and have been commercially successful. It is administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Gordon has served as a judge for two terms (2013-16 and 2019-22). He has visited over thirty applicants, and been involved in the selection process for 8 years. Gordon will review the origins of the Award, the role of the MacRobert Trust, the Worshipful Company of Engineers, and the Royal Academy of Engineering, and provide an overview of a selection of past winners from 1969 to the present day. Professor Masterton will provide insights into the qualities and characteristics of what makes a MacRobert Award winner and how British engineering has evolved through the period.
TO REGISTER: You can log on from 6.00pm – Lecture will start at 6.15pm. We will close at 8pm. The event is free but you do need to register through Eventbrite by clicking here.
Please register as soon as possible.
Until 2015, Professor Masterton was Vice-President of Jacobs Engineering. He is a past president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, past president of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, former chairman of the Construction Industry Council, former Vice Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, and founder and current Chairman of the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. Professor Masterton was the UK Government’s project representative on the £15bn Crossrail development in London – Europe’s largest construction project to date. Recently, he was appointed a member of the Independent Assurance Panel for the HS2 high-speed rail link.
|This Lecture is very kindly hosted online by the University of Glasgow. We very much look forward to having you with us.|