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Professor Sir Alistair George James MacFarlane

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Professor Sir Alistair George James MacFarlane,  Kt, CBE, PhD, DSc, MA, ScD, FIEE, FEng, FRS, FRSE. Principal and Vice Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University, 1989-96; Chairman, Advisory Group for Scottish University for Industry, 1998-2000; Chairman, Academic Advisory Board, University of Highlands and Islands Project, 1999-2002 (Acting Chief Executive Officer, 2000-01); Rector, UHI Millennium Institute, 2001-04; b. 1931, Edinburgh; m., Nora; 1 s.

Education: Hamilton Academy; Glasgow University.

Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company Ltd.: Electronic Engineer, Radar and Servo Division, Group Leader, Moving Target Indication and Receiver Laboratories; Lecturer, Electrical Engineering, Queen Mary College, London University, 1959 (Reader, 1965); UMIST: Reader in Control Engineering, 1966, Professor, 1969; Cambridge University: Chair, Engineering, 1974, Head, Information Engineering Division, Fellow, Selwyn College, 1974-78 (Vice-Master, 1980-88, Honorary Fellow, since 1978); Chairman, Scottish Council for Research in Education, 1993-98; Chairman, Scottish Library and Information Council, 1994-98; Non-Executive Director, BNFL pic, 1994-2000; Member, BT Advisory Forum in Scotland, 1996-98; former Consultant Editor, International Journal of Control. Past Member: SERC Computer Board, Joint Policy Committee for National Facilities for Advanced Research Computing, Advisory Committee on Safety of Nuclear Installations; Vice-President, Royal Society, 1997-99. American Society of Mechanical Engineers Centennial Medal, 1980; Sir Harold Hartley Medal, Institute of Measurement and Control, 1982; IEE Achievement Medal, 1992; IEE Faraday Medal, 1993; American Society of Mechanical Engineers Oldenburger Medal, 2004.

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