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Professor David Mba named Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor David Mba
  • Written byCommunications Team
  • Published date 21 September 2022
Professor David Mba
Professor David Mba

Professor David Mba, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise) has been named a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. David is one of 72 leading figures in the field of engineering and technology who have been recognised for their exceptional contributions to their own sector, pioneering new innovations, leading progress in business or academia, providing high-level advice to government, or promoting a wider understanding of engineering and technology.

David joined University of the Arts London (UAL) in 2021 having previously served as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, at De Montfort University. Whilst at DMU he also held the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean for the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media. Other roles he has held include Dean of Engineering at London South Bank University, and Associate Dean at Cranfield University’s School of Engineering. David’s research has been funded via numerous commercial, EU and EPSRC projects; he has published over 300 journal and conference papers.

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a special ceremony in London on 8 November. In joining the Fellowship, they will add their unique capabilities to the Academy’s mission to harness the power of engineering to create a sustainable society and an inclusive economy for all.

All at UAL will wish to join me in congratulating David on this well-deserved recognition. At UAL and across the sector, David is a powerful advocate for the importance of art and design research and its intersection with STEM.

— James Purnell, President and Vice-Chancellor of UAL
I am delighted to welcome such an array of enormously talented people to the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering. From industry and enterprise to education and government – both national and international – these are some of our most pioneering and distinguished engineers and technologists

— Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering