Congratulations to Professor Chris Hall on being elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
This is an outstanding honour and reflects the achievement of Chris in the field of materials engineering. He was the Professor of Materials in the School of Engineering from 1999 until 2010, and is currently Professor Emeritus and Senior Professorial Fellow in the School of Engineering.
Professor Hall developed the standard theory of water transport in concrete and masonry materials and structures, and his work has had worldwide impact on concrete engineering and mass-transfer analysis for building design. He applied new synchrotron X-ray and magnetic resonance methods to image fluid transfer processes in concrete and in oilfield rocks. He led research and new technology development in drilling fluids and oilwell cementing at Schlumberger, producing new, highly effective fluids for high-temperature well construction, and then at Edinburgh led engineering research on materials at extreme conditions.
The Academy announced the election of its new Fellows at the AGM earlier this week. Election to the Academy is by invitation only, with up to 60 Fellows elected each year from nominations made by existing Fellows.
Sir John Parker GBE FREng, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: "We warmly welcome our new Fellows to the Academy. With their expertise, knowledge and vision we will continue to strengthen our ambition of providing authoritative, impartial, and expert engineering advice to government and to develop the Academy's growing impact and influence on a global stage."
A full list of the new Fellows can be found on the Academy's website