Sir Hugh Ford Series of Distinguished Lectures
The Sir Hugh Ford Series of Distinguished Lectures is an annual event where invited leading researchers in the field of engineering present their legacy. The series is named in honour of Sir Hugh Ford, former Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering (1966-1978), FRS, President of IMechE and Institute of Metals, Pro-Rector of Imperial College London, knighted in 1975. The first lecture in the series took place in 2016.
- Nov 2016, inaugural lecture: Professor Frank P. Incropera, University of Notre Dame, "Climate Change - Dealing with complexity".
- Nov 2017: Dr David Cormie, Arup, "Adventures in Glass".
- Nov 2018: Dr Paul Stein, Rolls Royce CTO, “Rolls-Royce. A story of aviation propulsion from 1915 to 2050”.
- Nov 2019: Professor Alison Noble, University of Oxford, “Learning to address challenges in ultrasound imaging”.
2018 Sir Hugh Ford Lecture
Dr Paul Stein, Rolls Royce CTO, “Rolls-Royce. A story of aviation propulsion from 1915 to 2050”.