Robert William Ernest SHANNON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1937-10-10
Education Belfast Tech HS, Belfast Coll of Technol (HNC, Inst of Marine Engrs Prize for Heat Engines, Belfast Assoc of Engrs Prize for Best Student, Capt J S Davidson Meml Prize for Best Student of the Year, RAeS (Belfast Branch) Prize for Best Student in Aeronautics), Queen's Univ Belfast (fndn scholar, BSc, PhD)
Books & Publications
Recreations gardening, reading, music
Clubs N/A
Style Prof Robert Shannon, CBE, FREng
Career laboratory technician James Mackie & Sons Ltd (Belfast) 1954-55; Short Brothers & Harland Ltd (Belfast): aircraft engrg apprentice 1955-58, aerodynamicist Light Aircraft Div Design Office 1958-62 (pt/t 1959-62), pt/t stressman 1962-63; Queen's Univ Belfast: asst lectr Dept of Aeronautical Engrg 1963-66, res fell Dept of Mechanical Engrg 1966-70, lectr Dept of Mechanical Engrg 1970; pt/t engrg conslt 1966-70; R&D Div British Gas plc (formerly British Gas Corporation): specialist in fracture 1970-74 (seconded to Civil Engrg Dept Queen's Univ Belfast 1970-72), successively asst div mangr, mangr, chief project engr, asst dir then dir of on-line inspection 1974-89, HQ dir of engrg res 1989-91, dir of devpt 1991-93; gp dir of special projects British Gas Global 1993-96 (ret); exec dir ERA Technology Ltd 1997-99; professorial fell Queen's Univ Belfast 1996-; pres Inst of Gas Engrs 1994-95 (memb Cncl 1990-98, chm Fin and Gen Purposes Ctee 1995-96, chm R&T Ctee 1998-); pres Inst of Mechanical Engrs 1996-97 (memb Cncl and its Exec Ctee 1989-, memb Engrg Quality Bd 1993-96, memb Engrg Quality Advsy Bd 1993-96, chm Fin Bd 1994-96, chm Res Ctee 1998-, chm Cncl Awards Ctee 1998-), vice-pres and hon int sec Royal Acad of Engrg 1998-2003, vice chm UK Nat Cmmn for Unesco Natural Sciences Ctee 2005-; memb: Technol and Innovation Ctee CBI 1994-96, Industrial Res and Technol Unit Bd NI Office (chm NIGC/IRTU Foresight Steering Ctee 1996-), Mgmnt Bd SEPSU 1991-94, Bd European Prize Charitable Tst 1998-; chm Euro Ctee for Standardisation CEN TC/54 1997-2007; memb: Res Ctee Poly and Colls Funding Cncl 1989-92, governing body Warwick Sch 2001-, Royal Soc Wolfson Fndn Ctee 2002-08, Royal Soc Industry Fellowship Panel 2008-; memb Advsy Ctee Dept of Mechanical Engrg: Univ of Sheffield 1989-, Univ of Newcastle upon Tyne 1995-, Sheffield Hallam Univ 1998-2000; chm Engrg Policy Ctee Sheffield Hallam Univ 2000-; memb Senate Engrg Cncl 1996-99; memb Exec Bd: Euro-CASE 1998-2005 (treas and chm Fin Ctee 2001-05), FEANI 1999-2006; chm: Membership Ctee (Panel 1) 1995-98, Int Ctee Royal Acad of Engrg 1998- (also vice-pres), Ethics Ctee IMechE 2002-; chm NI Science Park Fndn 1999-2004, chm NI Science Park Holdings Ltd 2000-04; author of numerous pubns concerned with gas pipelines; Gold Medal Inst of Gas Engrs 1982, MacRobert Award 1989, President's Honour Lecture Br Inst of Non-Destructive Testing 1990, Mullard Award Royal Soc 1992; chm governing body Warwick Sch Redhill 2001-, memb Reigate Coll Corp 2002-, chm Surrey Govrs Assoc 2007- (vice-chm 2005-07); Hon DSc Queen's Univ Belfast, Hon DTech Staffordshire Univ; Freeman City of London 1997, Liveryman Worshipful Co of Engrs 1997; MRAeS, fell Br Inst of Non-Destructive Testing, FIMechE, FIGE, FIEI, FREng 1987, FIAcadE 2001, Hon FIMechE 2010
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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