Press Releases 2014-2015

UWTSD Professor Takes Leading Engineering and Technology Role


Ian WellsA senior University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) academic has become Chair of the Wales South West branch of the UK’s leading engineering and technology professional body.

Ian Wells, who is a Professor of Digital Signal Processing and Head of the School of Applied Computing at UWTSD, has been appointed Chair of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in Wales and the South West.

His current research interests include sensor networks (both terrestrial and underwater), ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT), medical signal processing, communications systems and computer networks.

Professor Wells said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chair of the Wales South West Local Network of the IET for the 2015-16 session. The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 163,000 members in 127 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary, reflecting the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.

“The IET holds many public events and this year there is an exciting programme that showcases the work of experts across the region and the world. Members of the public, and young people in particular, are encouraged to attend our meetings where they can network with leading industrialists and academics and hopefully become inspired to get involved in the world of Engineering and Technology.”

The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing its members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.

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