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Professor Yulong Ding, Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

This prestigious appointment is in recognition of Professor Ding’s academic leadership and pioneering work in chemical and process engineering applied to energy materials and thermal systems.

Professor Ding’s research has led to important innovations in new thermal energy storage materials, cryogenic energy storage, engine technology and temperature regulation technologies for rail and road vehicles that have widespread societal applications to address future global sustainable energy challenges.

Professor Ding said: “I am incredibly honoured and truly delighted to be elected as a Fellow of the of Royal Academy of Engineering. I look forward to continuing my work on energy materials and thermal systems to address future global sustainable energy challenges.”

All RAEng Fellows are elected in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession. 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

Professor Ding is one of 53 new Fellows who will be formally admitted to Fellowship at the Academy’s online AGM on Tuesday 22 September. They will add their expertise to a Fellowship of almost 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia.

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says: “As the UK’s National Academy for engineering and technology, we bring together an unrivalled community of leading business people and industrialists, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics from every part of engineering and technology.

“The new Fellows who join us today are among the most talented and successful engineers working in the field today, leaders in areas from transport and our essential data infrastructure to lifesaving developments in medical research. We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their ideas and insight as we strive to inform public debate and provide workable solutions to our shared national and global challenges.”

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