The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that Kelvin Higgins, the current British Geotechnical Association Chair, is one of 54 elected as new Fellows of the Academy.
The Academy said that fellowship is a recognition of outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession and the new Fellows were admitted at its AGM in London in September 2019.
The academy said that Higgins has made substantial contributions to the civil engineering profession. In a statement, the academy said: “He is a distinguished and world-renowned expert in his field of expertise. He has pioneered the application of advanced numerical analysis techniques to the design and construction of major civil engineering projects, providing a vital bridge between academia and practice. He has made seminal contributions to both the development of appropriate software and to the way it is used in practice."
“This in turn has resulted in significant advances to the process of asset assessment on major infrastructure projects both in the UK and overseas.”
A full list of the new Fellows can be viewed here.