- Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Institution of Mechanical Engineers Founder George Stephenson Professional title Chartered Mechanical Engineer Founded 27 January 1847 Headquarters 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ Key people John Wood, President Area served Worldwide Services Professional accreditation
Members 80,000 (Correct as of July 2010) Membership cost £176.50 (free for students) Website imeche.org
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is the British engineering society based in central London, representing mechanical engineering. It is licensed by the Engineering Council UK to assess candidates for inclusion on ECUK's Register of professional Engineers. It was founded in 1847 and received a Royal Charter in 1930.
Membership Grades and Post-nominals
The following are membership grades with post-nominals :
- Affiliate: (no post-nominal) The grade for students, apprentices and those interested in or involved in mechanical engineering who do not meet the requirements for the following grades.
- AMIMechE: Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: this is the grade for graduates (of acceptable degrees or equivalents in engineering, mathematics or science)
- MIMechE: Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. For those who meet the educational and professional requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician in Mechanical Engineering .
- FIMechE: Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. This is the highest class of elected membership, and is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and innovation in mechanical engineering.
In 1818 the Institution of Civil Engineers was founded. At that time the word "civil" was used to distinguish them from Military engineers and included all the fields of engineering, not just construction as it does today. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers was founded on 27 January 1847, in the Queen's Hotel next to Curzon Street railway station in Birmingham by the railway pioneer George Stephenson and others.
It operated from premises in Birmingham until 1877, when it moved to London, taking up its present headquarters in 1898.
Engineering Heritage Awards
The Engineering Heritage Awards were created in 1984 to help recognise and promote the value of artefacts, locations, collections and landmarks of significant engineering importance. A full list of winners is noted on the Heritage Award wikipedia page.
As of 2006[update], there has been 122 presidents of the Institution, who since 1922 have been elected annually for one year. The first president was George Stephenson, followed by his son Robert. Joseph Whitworth, John Penn and William Armstrong are the only persons to have served two terms. Pamela Liversidge in 1997-98 was the first – and so far only – woman president.
No. Years Name Sphere of Influence 1 1847–1848 George Stephenson railway engineer 2 1849–1853 Robert Stephenson railway engineer, MP 3 1854–1855 William Fairbairn manufacturer, trader, ironmaster, bridge, mill wheels, ships, later made baronet. 4 1856–1857 Joseph Whitworth (First term) pioneer of machine tools, precision engineering 5 1858–1859 John Penn (First term) Marine Steam engines 6 1860 James Kennedy Marine engines and locomotives 7 1861–1862 William George Armstrong (First term) Industrialist and inventor, primarily of armaments. Pioneer of domestic electricity 8 1863–1865 Robert Napier Ship building and Marine engines 4 1865–1866 Joseph Whitworth (Second term) pioneer of machine tools, precision engineering 5 1866–1868 John Penn (Second term) Marine Steam Engines 7 1868–1869 William George Armstrong (Second term) Industrialist and inventor, primarily of armaments. Pioneer of domestic electricity 9 1870–1871 John Ramsbottom railway engineer 10 1872–1873 Sir William Siemens Metallurgist and electrical engineer 11 1874–1875 Sir Frederick Joseph Bramwell Steam engines and boilers 12 1876–1877 Thomas Hawksley water and gas engineer 13 1878–1879 John Robinson Steam Engines 14 1880–1881 Edward Alfred Cowper Metallurgist, inventor of Cowper pot 15 1882–1883 Percy G. B. Westmacott Hydraulic machinery 16 1884 Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell Iron master 17 1885–1886 Jeremiah Head Steam powered agricultural machinrey 18 1887–1888 Edward Hamer Carbutt Iron and steel making 19 1889 Charles Cochrane Iron and steel making 20 1890–1891 Joseph Tomlinson Locomotive Superintendent 21 1892–1893 Sir William Anderson Bridges and factories 22 1894–1895 Prof. Alexander Blackie William Kennedy Professor of engineering, University College London 23 1896–1897 Edward Windsor Richards Iron master 24 1898 Samuel W. Johnson Chief Mechanical Engineer, Midland Railway 25 1899–1900 Sir William Henry White Naval architect 26 1901–1902 William Henry Maw Editor, Engineering 27 1903–1904 Joseph Hartley Wicksteed Testing machines and machine tools 28 1905–1906 Edward Pritchard Martin Iron and steel making 29 1907–1908 Tom Hurry Riches Chief engineer, Taff Vale Railway 30 1909–1910 Sir John Audley Frederick Aspinall Chief Mechanical Engineer, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 31 1911–1912 Edward Bayzard Ellington Hydraulic machinery 32 1913–1914 Sir Hay Frederick Donaldson Royal Ordnance 33 1915–1916 William Cawthorne Unwin oil engine research 34 1917–1918 Michael Longridge Chief Engineer 35 1919 Edward Hopkinson Electric Traction. Died during year of office 36 1920–1921 Cpt Matthew Henry Phineas Riall Sankey Military engineering, oil engines and wireless telegraphy 37 1922 Dr Henry Selby Hele-Shaw Prof. Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool University 38 1923 Sir John Dewrance Inventor 39 1924 William Henry Patchell Electricity supply 40 1925 Sir Vincent Raven Chief Mechanical Engineer, North Eastern Railway 41 1926 Sir William Reavell Compressor manufacturer 42 1927 Sir Henry Fowler Chief Mechanical Engineer, Midland Railway and London Midland and Scottish Railway 43 1928 Richard William Allen Pumps and Marine equipment 44 1929 Daniel Adamson Gears, cranes and cutting tools 45 1930 Loughnan St Lawrence Pendred Editor of The Engineer 46 1931 Edwin Kitson Clark Locomotive Engineer 47 1932 William Taylor Lens Manufacturing 48 1933 Alan Ernest Leofric Chorlton Pumps and Diesel engines, MP 49 1934 Charles Day Steam and diesel engines 50 1935 Major-General Alexander Elliott Davidson Mechanised military transport 51 1936 Sir Nigel Gresley Chief Mechanical Engineer, London and North Eastern Railway 52 1937 Sir John Edward Thornycroft Ship building and motor vehicle design 53 1938 David E Roberts Iron and steel manufacture 54 1939 E. Bruce Ball Motor Vehicles and hydraulic valves 55 1940 Asa Binns Engineer 56 1941 Sir William Stanier Chief Mechanical Engineer, London, Midland and Scottish Railway 57 1942 Col Stephen Joseph Thompson Boilers 58 1943 Frederick Charles Lea Engineering Professor at Birmingham and Sheffield Universities 59 1944 Sir Harry Ralph Ricardo Automotive engineer. Founder, Ricardo Consulting 60 1945 Andrew Robertson Prof. Mechanical engineering at Bristol University 61 1946 Oliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid Chief Mechanical Engineer, Southern Railway 62 1947 Lord Dudley Gordon Refrigeration engineering 63 1948 E. William Gregson Marine engines 64 1949 Herbert John Gough Metal Fatigue, Engineering Research 65 1950 Stanley Fabes Dorey Chief Engineer Surveyor 66 1951 Arthur Clifford Hartley Chief engineer, Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. Inventor, Pluto and Fido 67 1952 Sir David Randall Pye Air Ministry research engineer 68 1953 Alfred Roebuck Engineering metallurgy 69 1954 Richard William Bailey High temperature steel and materials research 70 1955 Percy Lewis Jones Marine engines and ship building 71 1956 Thomas Arkle Crowe Marine Engines 72 1957 George Nelson Chairman English Electric 73 1958 Air Marshal Sir Robert Owen Jones Aircraft Engineer 74 1959 Herbert Desmond Carter Diesel Engines 75 1960 Sir Owen Alfred Saunders Prof. Mechanical Engineering Imperial College 76 1961 Sir Charles Hague Chairman, Babcock & Wilcox 77 1962 John Hereward Pitchford Internal Combustion engines 78 1963 Roland Curling Bond Chief Mechanical Engineer, British Railways  79 1964 Vice-Admiral Sir Frank Mason Engineer in chief, Royal Navy 80 1965 Harold Norman Gwynne Allen Power Transmission 81 1966 Lord Hinton of Bankside Pioneer of nuclear power 82 1967 Hugh Graham Conway Aero-engines and gas turbines 83 1968 Sir Arnold Lewis George Lindley Chairman of GEC 84 1969 Donald Frederick Galloway Manufacturing and machine tool engineer 85 1970 John Lamb Murray Morrison Prof. Mechanical engineering Bristol University 86 1971 Robert Lank Lickley Aircraft engineer 87 1972 Lord Stokes Chief executive, British Leyland 88 1973 Sir John William Atwell Steel industry and pump manufacture 89 1974 Sir St John de Hold Elstub Metals 90 1975 Paul Thomas Fletcher Process plan and nuclear power plant 91 1976 Ewen McEwen Chief engineer, Lucas 92 1977 Sir Hugh Ford Professor of mechanical engineering, Imperial College London 93 1978 Diarmuid Downs Internal combustion engines 94 1979 James Gordon Dawson Chief Engineer, Shell 95 1980 Bryan Hildrew Managing Director, Lloyd's Register of Shipping 96 1981 Francis David Penny Director, National Engineering Laboratory 97 1982 Victor John Osola/Vaino Junani Osola Process engineer, safety glass 98 1983 George Fritz Werner Adler Research Director, British Hydromechanical Research Association 99 1984 Waheeb Rizk Gas turbines at GEC 100 1985 Sir Philip Foreman Aerospace engineer 101 1986 Sir Bernard Crossland Prof. Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast 102 1987 Oscar Roith Chief Engineer, Department of Industry 103 1988 Cecil Charles John French Internal combustion engines 104 1989 Roy Ernest James Roberts Director, GKN 105 1990 Michael John Neale Tribology 106 1991 Duncan Dowson Prof of Fluid Mechanics, Leeds University 107 1992 Tom D. Patten Offshore engineering 108 1993 Anthony Albert Denton Offshore engineering 109 1994 Brian Hamilton Kent Design and engineering management 110 1995 Frank Christopher Price Technical director 111 1996 Robert William Ernest Shannon Inspection engineering 112 1997 Pamela Liversidge Powder metallurgy 113 1998 John Spence 114 1999 James McKnight 115 2000 Denis E. Filer 116 2001 Tony Roche 117 2002 John McDougall 117 2003 Chris Taylor Tribology 119 2004 William Edgar Offshore engineering 120 2005 Andrew Ives 121 2006 W. Alec Osborn MBE  122 2007 John Baxter nuclear engineer 123 2008 William M. Banks  Composite materials. Professor, University of Strathclyde 124 2009 Keith Millard  125 2010 John Wood 
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has a number of divisions to promote different industry sectors. The Engineering in Medicine and Health Division aims to bring together key workers from both medicine and engineering to discuss the latest advances and issues, to enable networking among different industry leaders, and to promote the field of Medical Engineering, also known as Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering, to government, healthcare professionals and the wider public.
The Engineering in Medicine and Health Division offer:
- seminars, lectures and conferences every year;
- the Journal of Engineering in Medicine;
- a quarterly Medical Newsletter;
- the annual Student Project Competition.
- Mechanical Engineering
- Engineering Council (UK)
- James Watt International Medal
- Chartered Engineer
- Incorporated Engineer
- Engineering Technician
- National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) - A professional engineering institution for the US
- Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- ^ Cragg, Roger (1997). Civil Engineering Heritage: Wales and West Central England: Wales and West Central England, 2nd Edition. Thomas Telford. p. 194. ISBN 0727725769.
- ^ IMechE history website
- ^ Bond R.C. "A Lifetime With Locomotives", Goose & Son 1980
- ^ http://www.imeche.org.uk/about/pdf/Biography%20of%20William%20Edgar%20CBE.pdf Biography pdf[dead link]
- ^ http://www.imeche.org.uk/about/pdf/Andrew_Ives_%20Biography.pdf Biography pdf[dead link]
- ^ http://www.imeche.org.uk/about/pdf/alec_osborn_presidential_address_2006.pdf Presidential Address pdf[dead link]
- ^ http://www.imeche.org.uk/about/pdf/Alec%20Osborn%20Biography.pdf Biography[dead link]
- ^ http://www.imeche.org/NR/rdonlyres/33BFDD58-7B4D-4376-9FBC-C2106421DEA0/0/BBTempBiog.pdf Biography pdf
- ^ University of Strathclyde staff profile:Prof William M. Banks
- ^ a b "Presidential addresses". Institution of Mechanical Engineers. http://www.imeche.org/knowledge/presidents-choice/PresidentialAddresses. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
- ^ http://www.imeche.org/industries/medical/
- ^ http://www.imeche.org/industries/medical/events.htm
- ^ http://journals.pepublishing.com/content/119779
- ^ http://www.medmatters.org
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