Elected: 2013
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Rene De Borst FRSE, FREng

The Centenary Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Sheffield.

Professor Rene De Borst is a civil engineer who is known for his work on computational solid mechanics and computational fluid-structure interaction, applied to a wide range of problems in civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering. He joined the University of Sheffield in January 2016 after holding the Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Glasgow since 2012. Rene is the author of a book, has edited thirteen books and conference proceedings, and written over 200 journal papers and 30 book chapters. He has also supervised over fifty PhD students and two dozen post-docs, and twelve of his former students have become full professor.