First female president of Royal Academy of Engineering to be Ann Dowling
13 January 2014
IOP fellow Prof. Dame Ann Dowling has been nominated to be the next president of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) by its council, which chose her to be its presidential candidate for election by the fellows of the RAEng in September 2014.
She would become the first female president of the RAEng upon election, and would serve for five years. Prof. Dowling is head of the department of engineering at the University of Cambridge, and was the department’s first female professor in 1993. She is a world authority on combustion and acoustics, and is a fellow of the Royal Society, as well as a non-executive director of BP and a panel chair for the Research Excellence Framework.