Dr Ian Wilson was awarded the degree of Doctorate of Science (ScD) by the University in the congregation held at the Senate House on Saturday 25 January 2014. The ScD is the highest degree awarded by the University for distinguished research in science. Candidates are required to show 'proof of distinction by some original contribution to the advancement of science or of learning'. This will normally amount to a substantial body of mainly first-author published work accumulated over a number of years in a distinguished career.
Ian was awarded the ScD for his contributions to the fields of heat exchanger fouling and cleaning of process surfaces. At a dinner held in Jesus College afterwards, Ian expressed his heartfelt thanks to the students, colleagues, supporters and collaborators who have put up with him working on this important but unfashionable topic over the years.
Ian was presented with the ScD by Professor John Davidson ScD FRS FREng, who appointed Ian to an assistant lectureship in the Department some 20 years ago.