United Kingdom, London (City U.London)

UNESCO Chair in Information and Communication Engineering


Description and Mandate of the Chair

Professor Grattan has been extensively involved with the work of the professional bodies having been Chairman of the Science, Education and Technology of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now IET), the Applied Optics Division of the Institute of Physics and he was President of the Institute of Measurement and Control during the year 2000. He has served on the Councils of all three of these Professional Bodies. He was President of IMEKO, the International Measurement Confederation from 2015 to 2018 and serves on their General Council. He was awarded the Callendar Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control in 1992, and twice the Honeywell Prize for work published in the Institute’s journal as well as the Sir Harold Hartley Medal in 2012 for distinction in the field of instrumentation and control. He was awarded the Applied Optics Divisional Prize in 2010 for his work on optical sensing and the honorary degree of Doctor of the University of the University of Oradea in 2014.

Professor Grattan has been Deputy Editor of the Journal Measurement Science and Technology for several years and currently serves on the Editorial Board of several major journals in his field in the USA and Europe. He as Editor of Measurement for many years and currently is Editor of Measurement: Sensors (both Journals of IMEKO). Professor Grattan has been a Member of the University Executive Committee (ExCo) for many years and chaired two of its sub-Committees, the University Sustainability Committee and the Business Continuity Management Committee. He had served on Senate for over 20 years, as well as many of its sub-Committees. He is a Fellow of the UK’s national academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering.

(Ref.: Web page of Prof. Kenneth T.V. Grattan)

(UNESCO No. 1998GB0347)
(Ver. 07-2023)

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