On September 18th, a new group of fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in UK (hereafter RAE) were elected. Among the newly-elected 50 Fellows, 4 International Fellows and 1 Honorary Fellow, 6 are Chinese scholars, and Academician Zhou Ji is one of them.
Zhou Ji was born in 1946. He once worked as President of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Member of Standing Committee of CPC Hubei Provincial Committee and Director of Hubei Science & Technology Department, Mayor of Wuhan City, Minister of Ministry of Education of P.R.C. He is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. In 2013, Zhou was elected as an International Fellow of the US Academy of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding contribution in fields of numerical control, CAD and design optimization.
Among the 6 Chinese scholars elected this time, 4 were elected as Fellows of RAE. They are Prof. Guo Yike from Imperial College London, Prof. Wang Jiangzhou from University of Kent, Prof. Zhang Zhibing from University of Birmingham in UK, Prof. Lu Guiwen from City University of Hong Kong. 2 were elected as International Fellows, namely Zhou Ji, former President of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Liu Zhenya, Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization.
The RAE was founded in 1976. As the most honourable gallery in the field of engineering technology in the UK, RAE brings together the best experts and scholars from different fields of engineering technology in the UK and British Commonwealth of Nations. Each year, less than 60 Fellows will be newly-elected. At present, there are about 1600 Fellows in total in RAE.