Ocone *92 Elected Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering
Raffaelle Ocone *89 AM *92 PhD, currently Professor of Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Ocone was recognized as a world authority on the modelling of complex reactive systems, in areas ranging from the hydrodynamics of granular materials to the physics of chemical looping combustion, which is seen as one of the most promising technologies in the development of carbon capture and storage. She has also worked on the underlying principles of thermal and catalytic crackers and hydrodesulfurization plants, and has taken a leading role in debate on the ethics of engineering. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors to advance and promote excellence in engineering. The Academy honors the UK’s most distinguished engineers by electing up to 60 Fellows each year.