Prof Sir John O’Reilly
Sir John O’Reilly is Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University, a position he has held since December 2006. Prior to joining Cranfield he was Chief Executive of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He has held academic appointments at Essex, Bangor, and UCL as well as positions in industry/government. He is currently Chairman of NICC (Standards) Ltd and a Director of the ERA Foundation Ltd.
A Chartered Engineer, he is a Fellow and member of Council of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an International Fellow of Académie Hassan II des Sciences et Techniques and of Academia das Ciencias de Lisbon, a former President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and of EUREL, the Confederation of European Professional Electrical Engineering Societies. He holds honorary doctorates/Fellowships from Essex, Bangor and UCL and is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Widely published, with over 350 research papers and three books, he was awarded the J J Thomson Medal of the IEE for ‘distinguished contributions to electronic engineering’. He was awarded a knighthood for contributions to science in 2007.
In the wider the international arena he has held advisory roles relating to science and research in Europe, North America and Australia and he currently Chairs the President’s Academic Advisory Committee of Khalifa University and is a Board Member of A*STAR, the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore.
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Last Updated On 21 March 2011