09 July 2008
Professor Owens elected to FREng
Professor David Owens was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in July 2008.
This is a very fine achievement and is seen as a due recognition of his contributions to the profession and to theoretical and industrial research in control over the past four decades. He has made notable contributions to several research areas including multivariable and robust control systems design, repetitive control systems and the emerging area of iterative learning control. Following a period as Head of Engineering and Computer Science at Exeter University, he has been Head of ACSE in the period 1999-2008 and was also Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in the period 2002-2006.
Together with Professor Peter Fleming and Emeritus Professor Derek Linkens, the election of Professor Owens has increased the number of Royal Academy Fellows currently in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering to three. Emeritus Professor Harry Nicholson (now deceased) was also a Fellow of the Academy.
Further information is available from The Royal Academy of Engineering news release: