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Professor Tong Sun OBE elected 2020 Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

City’s Professor of Sensor Engineering is cited “as among the most talented and successful engineers working in the field today”.
by City Press Office (General enquiries)

City’s Professor of Sensor Engineering, Professor Tong Sun OBE, has been elected as one 53 leading engineers from the UK and around the world to become new Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

418420Professor Sun, who is delighted to have been made a Fellow, enjoys an international reputation in her field of optical sensor technology and has established strong partnerships with academia, industry and international centres of excellence. 

Safety critical areas

Her work embraces the civil, aerospace, railway, marine and safety critical areas of engineering. In addition, her interests extend to drug and terrorism detection and water contamination. She sits on a number of United Kingdom and international committees. Professor Sun is the holder of seven patents and is author of some 333 technical papers.

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said:

As the UK’s National Academy for engineering and technology, we bring together an unrivalled community of leading business people and industrialists, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics from every part of engineering and technology. The new Fellows who join us are among the most talented and successful engineers working in the field today, leaders in areas from transport and our essential data infrastructure to lifesaving developments in medical research. We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their ideas and insight as we strive to inform public debate and provide workable solutions to our shared national and global challenges.

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