The Royal Academy’s Fellowship represents the nation’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and business and industry leaders. Election to the Academy is by invitation only; about 50 Fellows are elected each year through peer review and nominations made by existing Fellows. They are distinguished by the title Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the post-nominal FREng. In 2021, two of the Fellows elected were recognized for their contributions to the field of Ultrasonics. We took the opportunity to meet each of them to discuss their career and what the award means to them and their field.
Professor Margaret Lucas
Professor Margaret Lucas FREng, FRSE, is a Scottish mechanical engineer specializing in high-power ultrasonics, across applications including planetary drilling, oil and gas exploration, food processing and ultrasonic surgical devices. She is the Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics and Professor of Ultrasonics in the James Watt School of Engineering.
Professor Bajram Zeqiri
Professor Bajram Zeqiri FREng, is a National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Fellow in Ultrasound and Head of Science for Medical and Marine Physics within the Medical, Marine, and Nuclear Department at NPL. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of ultrasound metrology, specifically supporting its medical and industrial applications.