Prof David Flynn appointed as IET Scotland chair

Published: 3 November 2022

Prof David Flynn appointed as the new chair of Institution of Engineering and Technology Scotland

Professor David Flynn, of the James Watt School of Engineering, has been appointed as the new chair of Institution of Engineering and Technology ScotlandS.

Professor Flynn, who joined the University of Glasgow at the beginning of 2022, will serve as chair for a two-year term.

The IET is a multidisclipinary professional organisation established in 1871 as the Institution of Electrical Engineers. It aims to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world.

As chair, Professor Flynn brings experience and expertise in working with governments, academia, communities and industry in terms of the energy transition and scalable autonomy.

His experience in leadership is reflected in a research portfolio (as PI/Co-I) equating to £150M. He has published over 190 conference and journal papers, including national and international IEEE Smart Grid White papers, holds several international patents and is the recipient of several international research prizes.

Professor Flynn is a co-founder of the UKs EPSRC National Centre for Energy System Integration, UK Offshore Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Hub for Offshore Energy Asset Integrity Management (ORCA) for the Certification of Assets, and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence.

He is also an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and IET Cyber Systems and Robotics.

Professor Flynn said: “I’m pleased and proud to take up the post of chair of IET Scotland. It’s an honour to take a leadership role at this institution, which has played a vital role in steering the path of engineering and technology over the last century and a half.

“I’m looking forward to doing my part to help chart the course of IET Scotland in the years to come.”

First published: 3 November 2022