Royal Academy of Engineering 30 Sept 2014

TunnelTalk Reporting

Dr Steve Denton, UK Engineering Director of consultant engineer Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been elected a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dr Steve Denton
Dr Steve Denton

Denton’s citation recognises his career as an influential practicing civil/structural engineer and his technical contributions and research in engineering analysis, advanced composites, climate change adaptation and the development and implementation of standards, coupled with business leadership for driving technical excellence, innovation and knowledge management within Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Denton has spent his entire career with Parsons Brinckerhoff and credits this outstanding achievement in the main to the opportunities he has had within the company, the support of colleagues and the company’s deeply embedded culture of promoting technical excellence.

The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national academy for engineering. It brings together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. It provides analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. It takes a lead on engineering education and invests in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. It works to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. It is a national academy with a global outlook. The academy has four strategic challenges: Drive faster and more balanced economic growth; foster better education and skills; lead the profession; promote engineering at the heart of society. Only a select few are invited to the fellowship each year in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to engineering.

Jianyun Zhang
Jianyun Zhang

Professor Jianyun Zhang FREng Professor and President, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China, Director-General, Dam Safety Management, Ministry of Water Resources, and Director-General, Research Centre for Climate Change, Ministry of Water Resources is among new international Fellows elected to the Academy.

Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS, first female President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “Our newly elected Fellows bring an enormous breadth of expertise to the Academy, widening our collective scope and knowledge. I know that they will all make significant contributions to the Academy’s activities in their time as Fellows and we look forward to working with them to create benefit for society through engineering.”


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