Professor Nigel Seaton, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor (Designate) of the University of Abertay Dundee, has been appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Professor Seaton is a renowned chemical engineer and an international leader in the simulation and design of adsorbents for gas separation and storage. During a career in industry and at the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Surrey, his research led to a new industrial technique for measuring the structure of porous materials, which is now a standard method used worldwide.
Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Its fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for its activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, it provides independent and impartial advice to Government; works to secure the next generation of engineers; and provides a voice for Britain’s engineering community.
Professor Seaton begins his new post as Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Abertay on the 20th of August 2012.
For more details on the academy and its work, please visit the Royal Academy of Engineering website.