Birmingham Post columnist Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya has been elected as a fellow of The Royal Society.
Labour peer Lord Bhattacharyya, founder of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), has been recognised and made a fellow for his contribution to engineering research and education.
As chairman WMG his mission, for the last 34 years, has been to improve the competitiveness of industry through innovative collaborative research, educational and knowledge transfer programmes. The group has a global reputation in automotive research, the built environment, digital technology and healthcare systems.
Over three decades the education programmes have involved over 25,000 individuals and more than 500 UK companies. Professor Lord Bhattacharyya has received many international honours, awards and honorary doctorates.
The Royal Society is the national Academy of science in the UK and the fellowship comprises the most eminent scientists of the UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth.
Professor Lord Bhattacharyya said: “For more than 35 years I have been an advocate of manufacturing and collaborating with industry through research and education. I am honoured to have been recognised by The Royal Society for my work. I feel privileged to join the fellowship of other eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth.”
The Royal Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.