Top 100 leading scientists accolade
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Professor Alistair Fitt has been recognised in a list of the country’s leading practicing scientists.
The University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for
Research and Knowledge Exchange was named in an initiative conducted by the
Science Council to identify practising scientists who also contributed to their
disciplines more widely.
Professor Fitt commented: “This list is gives an indication
of the rich and diverse range of scientists making valuable contributions across UK society and the economy. I am pleased to
be named alongside such illustrious company and to be recognised by the Science
Council in this way.”
was compiled following a competition based around 10 different types of
scientist roles. It recognises Professor Fitt’s mathematical research on the flow of
glass, food and other complex fluids as well as flow and deformation in human
on the list, David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, said: "This list helpfully challenges the
perception that there is only one kind of scientist and highlights the
different types of skills and challenges a career in science involves.
“If we want more people to enter a career in
science we need to show that the scientific community is not some exclusive
club but people with a wide variety of vocations and interests who have
rewarding careers and are making a significant contribution to the wealth and
well-being of the UK."
The full list
of the 100 leading UK practising scientists is available on the Science Council website.