Melchett Lecture 2019
- <p>Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DG</p>
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The Melchett Awards are among the most prestigious awards in the gift of the Energy Institute and are awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the energy industry. Presentation of the Melchett Awards is followed by a lecture delivered by the Award recipient.
Keynote speaker: Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FEI
The Melchett Award is given in the name of one of the EI’s past Presidents, The Rt Hon Sir Alfred Mond, later to become Lord Melchett and Chairman of ICI. It was instituted in 1930 and recognises those who have made a significant contribution for public good to the world of energy. The Lecture will be given by this year’s recipient of the 2019 Melchett Award, Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FEI, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde. Sir Jim joined the University in 1984 following 7 years in the utility industry and was appointed Rolls Royce Chair in Electrical Power Systems in 1993, becoming Principal and VC in 2009.
He Co-chairs, with the First Minister, the Scottish Government’s Energy Advisory Board. He is Chairman of the Glasgow Science Centre. Sir Jim currently holds several senior business appointments at Scottish Power, the Weir Group, UK Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the UK National Physical Laboratory. He also chairs two of the pan-Scotland university research pools in Energy and Engineering.
In his long career Sir Jim has also found time to teach and publish more than 600 papers and several books!
The event will start with registration and refreshments at 5.30pm, followed by the Melchett Lecture at 6pm and concluding with a drinks reception until 8pm.
Please note that this is a free event and places are limited.
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