Professor Qiang Zhu elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Picture of Professor Qiang ZhuProfessor Qiang Zhu, Head of the EMD Research Group, was formally elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering at the Academy's Annual General Meeting in September.

Professor Zhu is distinguished for his outstanding contribution in the field of electrical machines and control systems. He leads the internationally renowned Electrical Machines and Drives Research group at the University and has pioneered advanced machines that use novel techniques to provide high torque density and high efficiency. His work has been commercially exploited by a number of international companies in automotive, aerospace, domestic and renewable energy market sectors.

Fellowship of the Academy is considered to be one of the highest national honours that an engineer can receive. The UK’s most eminent engineers are elected to the Academy and represent the nation’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders.

Professor Zhu joins a very select group of University staff who currently hold Fellowships and is only the fourth member of staff in the history of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering to be awarded this honour.