Professors Hugh McCann and Alistair Borthwick have been named as Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellows, which reflects both their excellent and active careers and a clear and continuing connection with Scotland.
Professor Hugh McCann was appointed as Head of the School of Engineering and Professor of Tomographic Imaging in 2013, and his research since 1996 has extended industrial tomography to provide specific chemical contrast in operating engineering plant, and developed electrical impedance tomography for medical applications, collaborating intensively with users in both academia and industry.
Professor Alistair Borthwick, the Director of Discipline in Mechanical Engineering, was also recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as an authority on environmental fluid mechanics, in particular for his contributions to computational hydraulics.
Fellowships in the Royal Society of Edinburgh
The Royal Society of Edinburgh currently have around 1600 Fellows, including 67 Honorary Fellows (who are members of the Royal House or persons eminently distinguished in any subject within our disciplinary domains) and 66 Corresponding Fellows (persons who have attained high international standing in any subject within our disciplinary domains, and who are not normally resident in the UK).
Candidates for Fellowship are nominated by existing Fellows. Each candidature undergoes a rigorous five-stage annual selection process which culminates in a ballot of the whole Fellowship. The ballot result is announced in March each year.