Congratulations to all of the graduands and honorary graduates attending the University’s November graduation ceremonies.
Lord George Penrose, previously Heriot-Watt’s Chair of Court and former Legal Advocate, Judge and member of the Privy Council, has been awarded a Doctorate of the University in recognition of his distinction in the law of Scotland and his significant contribution to the governance and advancement of Heriot-Watt University.
He was the first of the honorary graduates at the November graduations, and is joined by:
Alastair Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer and Director of DySIS Medical Ltdwho, awarded a Doctorate of the University in recognition , in recent times in the area of cancer detection technology, of his outstanding achievements in innovation management, manufacturing and market development.
Dame Ann Dowling, President of The Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering University of Cambridge, awarded a Doctorate of Engineering in recognition of her outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology through the course of a distinguished career as a research academic and leading authority, principally in the fields of combustion, acoustics and vibration.
Professor Graham Stewart, Emeritus Professor at Heriot-Watt University, awarded a Doctorate of Science in recognition of his pre-eminence in the field of brewing and distilling and his contribution to the development of Heriot-Watt University education in that field internationally.
Professor Andrew Whiten, Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology, University of St Andrews, awarded a Doctorate of Science in recognition of his distinguished contributions, through the course of his academic research career, to understanding in the fields of evolutionary and developmental psychology, social learning and its origins, through comparative study of human and non-human primates.
Professor John Cowan, former Professor of Engineering Education in Britain, former Scottish Director Open University, awarded a Doctorate of the University in recognition of his outstanding and leading contribution to higher education learning and teaching, as an exponent of life-long and life-wide learning.
Doctor Nancy Lane, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, awarded a Doctorate of Science in recognition of her exceptional leading contribution to the advancement of women in the communities of science, engineering and technology, and distinction in the field of cell biology.