One of the world’s leading experts in Intelligent Transport Systems, Professor Phil Blythe, has been awarded one of the biggest accolades he could get, a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The Department for Transport’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Blythe is one of 53 leading engineers from the UK and the world to have been elected. The Academy says it is in recognition of his outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.
It says they join an Academy on a mission to use the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and create an inclusive economy that works for everyone.
“I am honoured to be elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering,” Prof Blythe said. “I look forward to working with its Fellowship and continue to bring engineering to the heart of our transport network and our wider society.”
Blythe’s academic focus has been the development of Intelligent Transport Systems and he plays a leading role in optimising the relationship between technology and policy in the transport field. He is Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems at Newcastle University.