Metcalfe *87 Elected Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering
Ian S. Metcalfe *83 MA *87 PhD, currently Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials at the University of Newcastle, was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Metcalfe was recognized as a world leader in the field of catalytic and transport mechanisms in ceramic membrane reactors and solid oxide fuel cells, for his pioneering work on the thermodynamics of catalyst promotion, and for his textbook on chemical reactor engineering. A researcher in catalysis for over 25 years, Metcalfe focuses on applying chemical engineering to problems in the area of catalysis and high temperature membranes. 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.