Queen’s University V.P. Honoured by UK Royal Academy

Published on: 2010/07/14 - in News

Queen’s Vice-Principal and Civil Engineering professor, Kerry Rowe, has been elected a Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering.

He is the only Canadian, and one of just six international Fellows, whose election was revealed at the academy’s annual general meeting July 5th in London.

“I am delighted. It’s very significant recognition of Canadian engineering and I’m pleased to be one of the very few Canadians to have been recognized by the UK’s Royal Academy,” said Dr. Rowe, in a University release. “It’s recognition of the international stature of our geotechnical and geoenvironmental research and the impact it has had, not just in Canada, but around the world.”

Dr. Rowe – the V.P. for Research at Queen’s University –  has won many awards for his research, including the Killam Prize, the Ontario Ministry of Environment Award of Excellence, and the Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Medal. He is also the author of three books and more than 200 journal articles.

He was also the first civil engineer to ever be awarded an NSERC Steacie fellowship.

In addition to this most recent recognition, Dr. Rowe has been elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering as well as professional societies in Canada, USA and Australia.

Dr. Rowe will be inducted into the Royal Academy of Engineering in England at a ceremony this fall.