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Prof Miller elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

  • 22 September 2021

Gonville & Caius College Fellow Professor Rob Miller has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering.

The University Professor of Aerothermal Technology and 1969 College Lecturer is one of 69 leading figures elected to a fellowship this year. Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “Our Fellows represent the best of the best in the engineering world, and we welcome these 69 excellent and talented professionals to our community of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics.”

The new Fellows will be admitted to the Academy, which comprises nearly 1,700 distinguished engineers, at its AGM on 22 September. The Academy’s mission is to create a sustainable society and an inclusive economy for all by growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public.

Professor Miller said: “I am truly honoured to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. I am deeply grateful to all the colleagues and students that I have worked with, especially at the Whittle Laboratory and at Rolls-Royce, without whose support this would not have been possible.

“Throughout my career I have benefited from working closely with industry. I believe that it is only through these partnerships, between industry and academia, that engineers can meet society’s greatest challenge, climate change.”

Professor Miller is Director of the Whittle Laboratory. He is exceptional for his success in solving industry problems, working closely with Rolls-Royce, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Siemens, and Dyson. He is known for his pioneering work on Rapid Technology Development, which has led to R&D times being reduced from years to months.

Professor Miller’s research has been honoured with awards from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He founded both the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics and the National Centre for Propulsion and Power, the UK’s hub for accelerating the path to net zero flight. 

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