Graham Machin, NPL Fellow in Temperature Measurement, has been unanimously elected as the next President of the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC), the professional body of the automation, instrumentation, control and related industries.
The appointment, which is from January 2018 to December 2020, is partly ambassadorial and is in recognition of the contributions Graham has made to the promotion of metrology within the UK and internationally. It comes at an important time for metrology as, during Graham’s term, the UK will host the IMEKO World Congress in September 2018 and the redefined SI measurement units will be implemented. The Institute’s core objectives and NPL’s mission are very closely aligned and, during his presidency, Graham will seek to exploit that synergy to raise the profile of metrology throughout the UK.
Graham joined the Temperature Group at NPL in 1991, after completing his DPhil at the University of Oxford. He is a leading international expert in thermometry, and has published nearly 200 papers on temperature-related issues and given numerous invited lectures around the world. He currently holds visiting professorships at the University of Valladolid, the University of South Wales and the University of Strathclyde, and in 2017 was awarded a Chinese Academy of Sciences Fellowship in recognition of his world-leading position in and decadal contributions to the science of thermometry.
Graham said: “Having been involved with the Institute of Measurement and Control as both a Fellow and recipient of the InstMC Callendar Medal, it is an honour to be elected as the next President. The measurement community is entering a period of great change with the redefinition of the SI system and this presents fantastic opportunities to promote the work of the Institute and measurement in general.”
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