Derek Roberts

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Sir Derek Harry Roberts,  CBE FRS (born 28 March 1932) was an English engineer who twice served as provost of University College London (UCL)

His professional life was mostly spent in industrial scientific research and as a director of GEC. He twice served as Provost of UCL, firstly from 1989 to 1999 and later from 2002 to 2003.[1] There were several successful projects and expansion during this time including the merger of UCL and the Institute of Child Health in 1996.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1980 and delivered the Clifford Paterson Lecture the same year.[2] In 1986 he presented the Bernard Price Memorial Lecture in South Africa.

Roberts was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire[3] and in the Queen's Birthday Honours 1995 Roberts was appointed a Knight Bachelor for services to engineering and to education.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ‘ROBERTS, Sir Derek (Harry)’, Who's Who 2011, A & C Black, 2011; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2010 ; online edn, Oct 2010 accessed 20 Dec 2010
  2. ^ "Library and Archive catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 51357. p. 6621. 6 June 1988.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54066. p. 2. 16 June 1995.
Academic offices
Preceded by
James Lighthill
Provost of University College London
1989–1999
Succeeded by
Christopher Llewellyn Smith
Preceded by
Christopher Llewellyn Smith
Provost of University College London
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Malcolm Grant