Heriot-Watt University professor appointed RSE Fellow

Heriot-Watt University Professor Kenneth McKendrick has been appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

Professor McKendrick is a Professor of Physical Chemistry in the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences.

The RSE announced the election of 45 new UK and International Fellows to add to its 1500-strong Fellowship of experts in the sciences, arts, humanities, the professions, industry and commerce.

The new Fellows were elected after a rigorous four-stage selection process culminating in a ballot of the entire Fellowship.

Each of the RSE Fellows will be encouraged to contribute to the aims and objectives of the Society, including the provision of expert policy advice to Government and Parliament, outreach education programmes for young people, public engagement events such as conferences and discussion forums, and working on the selection panels for research and enterprise Fellowships.

Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, the President of the RSE commented: "I am delighted to be able to announce the new intake of Fellows - each has achieved excellence in his or her field of work, which has been recognised by their peers through their election to the RSE. I look forward to welcoming them to the Society at the new Fellows induction event in May and will be encouraging them to be active participants in the activities of the Society."