The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that Professor Jeremy Watson CBE will become its next President,
Jeremy Watson is Professor of Engineering Systems in the department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy and Vice-Dean, Mission at UCL Engineering. He is also Chief Scientist and Engineer at BRE. Previously, he was Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Communities & Local Government and Arup’s Global Research Director. Prof. Watson was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 2013 Birthday honours for services to engineering.
Professor Watson said:
“Through my presidency of the UK’s largest professional engineering institution, I am delighted to have the opportunity to articulate UCL’s belief in an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to engineering training, formation and practice. Inclusivity and diversity are key elements of this. UCL’s Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP) is based on a pragmatic recognition of how engineers need to work in the 21st century, bringing competencies in design, systems and management skills together with deep domain knowledge. Both the IET and UCL seek to Change the World through Engineering excellence, and to Inspire, Inform and Influence the current and next generation of Engineers”
He will take up his position on October 1st