Graham Stewart, Global Technical Director of Energy at Lloyd’s Register, has been appointed as Honorary Visiting Professor of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen.
The School of Engineering at the University is one of the strongest in the UK and is highly rated for its research activities.
It is particularly recognised for its strength in Safety and Reliability Engineering and has recently received an award from the Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust to support a new centre of excellence in this area focussing on the safety of engineering systems, structures and processes.
In his role, Graham will provide input and guidance on the research direction of the Engineering School primarily in relation to oil and gas activities.
A particular focus of the University’s Safety and Reliability Centre is the development of structural reliability methods and Lloyd’s Register is already collaborating with the University in this area to develop methods for life extension of structures using advanced probabilistic techniques.
Professor O’Donoghue, Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen said: “The School of Engineering has a long history of working with the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen and I am delighted that Graham will be assisting us to further strengthen these links and continue our commitment of providing industry focussed degree programmes. We look forward to collaborating with Lloyd’s Register’s specialists and its network of universities across the world”.
Speaking of his new role Graham said: “It’s an honour and a privilege to assist the University and I very much look forward to supporting the graduate programmes and exploring opportunities for collaborative R&D.
“Being involved with bright students is always a rewarding experience and of course they provide a much needed and rich source of talent for the industry; indeed many of our employees have graduated with an MSc in Safety and Reliability from the University of Aberdeen.”
Graham, who is a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers and a Member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, holds a First Class honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Glasgow, an MSc in Mathematical Modelling from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Nonlinear Mechanics from the University of Glasgow.
He has been working in the Energy industry for 35 years and prior to joining Lloyd’s Register in 1997 to head up the Structures and Pipelines Engineering department he worked in various design, construction and R&D roles for Britoil, Shell Research and Shell International. In 2008 he was appointed Lloyds’ Register’s Global Technical Director for Oil and Gas and Global Technical Director for Energy in 2009.