The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has appointed its 134th president. Professor Joe McGeough, (CEng FIMechE) has assumed the year-long office and he is well known at IMechE, having been a member of the institution since 1979, and a long-time volunteer, serving on both the Trustee Board and Council. McGeough is also an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
Commenting on his appointment, McGeough said: “During my year in office, I want to concentrate on developing professional engineers and ensuring that the broadest possible range of people have a chance to experience all the fantastic opportunities that my career in engineering has been able to offer me. There has never been a better time to be an engineer. I look forward to working to ensure that our Institution continues to deliver on our vision of ‘improving the world through engineering’”.
McGeough, whose main area of research is manufacturing, began his career as an undergraduate engineering apprentice and worked in teaching positions at several universities before moving to the University of Edinburgh in 1983.