The Royal Academy of Engineering has elected Professor Wen Wang, Queen Mary’s Vice-Principal and Executive Dean for Science and Engineering, as a Fellow.
In total fifty-four leading engineers from the UK and around the world have been elected as Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.
Wen, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is distinguished for his insightful achievements in cardiovascular bioengineering, specifically his research on the molecular lining of blood vessels that affects the development of vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, and the repair of the vascular endothelium after injury.
His work has empowered the development of drug containing microcapsules able to cross blood vessel walls allowing the treatment of vascular diseases.
Professor Wang said: “I am very proud to be elected as a Fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering, it is a huge honour to be part of such an influential scientific institution. It is fantastic news for me personally but also for Queen Mary and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.”
As the UK’s national academy for engineering and technology, the Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the most successful and talented engineers from academia and business – its Fellows – to advance and promote excellence in engineering for the benefit of society.
Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “Our Fellows are at the heart of all Academy activities and I am delighted to welcome these highly successful, creative and inspiring engineering leaders to the Fellowship. There has never been a more important time for the Academy to advance and promote excellence in engineering so that the engineering profession can continue to contribute to societal wellbeing and economic growth.”
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