F1 Senior Performance Engineer visits Dubai Campus

Dr Jock Clear

Jock Clear, Senior Performance Race Engineer and team member of the Formula 1 Mercedes team and a Heriot-Watt graduate, visited the University's Dubai Campus on his arrival to the UAE for the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

As Senior Performance Engineer to Michael Schumacher, Dr. Clear was able to provide mechanical engineering students at the Campus, from first to final years, with technical and industry insights into the world of mechanical engineering and the exciting and innovative world of motorsports.

A Heriot-Watt graduate

Dr Clear received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 2007 'in recognition of his outstanding success in applying engineering science in the most demanding and competitive environments and as a role model to young engineers', His visit to the Dubai Campus provided a unique opportunity to inspire students to pursue their passion for engineering as well as demonstrate what graduates of Heriot-Watt University are able to achieve.

"A vibrant and energetic campus"

The students have the same passion for engineering that I had back in Edinburgh, and which I still have today

Dr Jock Clear

On his first visit to Heriot-Watt Dubai and the engineering labs of the purpose-built campus, Dr. Clear said, "I am very pleased to be able to see the Dubai Campus for myself having read so much about it over the last couple of years. There is a real buzz back in Edinburgh about what is going on here, and the first thing I noticed when I arrived was that there is a real buzz here too. The campus is vibrant and energetic, and the students I met were great to talk to. The keen feedback from many of them suggests that they have the same passion for engineering that I had back in Edinburgh, and which I still have today. I thank the campus and particularly Professor Kaka, Kathryn Taylor and all the students for making me feel so welcome."  

Head of Dubai Campus, Professor Ammar Kaka, said, "It has been a pleasure to welcome Dr. Jock Clear to the campus in the run up to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. As well as complimenting the students' technical knowledge, Jock Clear has also inspired our students to consider career options in the field of Mechanical Engineering."

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