Elected: 2001
Discipline: Engineering
Professor John Simmons
Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Heriot-Watt University
BSc, Birmingham (1968). Graduate apprentice at ICI, Wilton. PhD, Cambridge (1973). Production Management and Design Management positions in UK manufacturing companies. Lecturer at Durham (1984). Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt (1992), Head of Department (1993), Dean of Engineering (1999), Vice-Principal (2002), Acting Principal and Vice-Chancellor (2006-2007). Also member of the Scottish Qualifications Authority Board of Management (2005-2013) and chair of SQA Accreditation Committee and of the SQA Advisory Council. Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers and member and chair of its Accreditation Committee (1996-2006). Governor, St George’s School, Edinburgh (2009-2016).