Six Glasgow academics elected Fellows of RSE

Published: 16 March 2011

Six academics from the University of Glasgow have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in the latest intake.

Six academics from the University of Glasgow have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The latest Glasgow Fellows are Dr Martin Hendry, senior lecturer in Astronomy & Physics; Neil Bulleid, Professor of Cell Biology;  Maggie Cusack, Professor of Biomineralisation; Hugh Nimmo, Professor of Plant Biochemistry; Julia Smith, Edwards Professor of Medieval History; and Douglas Paul, Professor of Semiconductor Devices.

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: “I warmly congratulate our academics on becoming Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

“Their election is a real testament to the excellence they have achieved in their fields of expertise and the respect they have earned from their peers. They are a huge asset to the University of Glasgow and epitomise the high-quality of staff at our institution.”

The Society announced a total of 45 new UK and international Fellows, adding to the current 1500-strong Fellowship of experts in the sciences, arts, humanities, the professions, industry and commerce.

New Fellows are elected after a rigorous four-stage selection process culminating in a ballot of the entire Fellowship, with each new Fellow being recognised as having achieved excellence within their profession.

Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, the President of the RSE, said: “I am delighted to be able to announce the new intake of Fellows – each has achieved excellence in his or her field of work, which has been recognised by their peers through their election to the RSE. I look forward to welcoming them to the Society at the new Fellows induction event in May and will be encouraging them to be active participants in the activities of the Society.”

For more information contact Stuart Forsyth in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 4831 or email

First published: 16 March 2011

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