Royal Academy of Engineering Academy announces leading engineers as new Fellows

22 September 2020

Professors James Busfield and Yang Hao
Professors James Busfield and Yang Hao

Today the Royal Academy of Engineering announced the 2020 new Fellows. We are delighted to learn that Queen Mary has two new Fellows - Professor James Busfield and Professor Yang Hao. To quote their citations:

Professor James Busfield has spent 25 years working with industrial partners to develop a wide range of innovative elastomer products and improving the performance of elastomer materials. This includes helping tyre companies such as Bridgestone improve the fuel efficiency of their tyres or oil & gas companies such as Schlumberger to create more robust deep-sea sealing systems.
All of this is coupled with a passion for preparing the next generation of graduate engineers to work in real world situations using problem-based learning approaches, for which he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2009.

Professor Yang Hao is distinguished for his seminal contributions to the fields of body-centric communication and to metamaterials especially those employing spatial transformation. He has applied his knowledge to the design of devices with application in medical and aerospace fields.
These have been taken up by industry in the UK and overseas. His work has been recognised both nationally and internationally through his books and highly cited papers published in leading journals.

Many congratulations to James and Yang for the recognition of their work.


Updated by: Colin J Rainey