Hugh Ford (engineer)
|Born||July 16, 1913|
|Died||May 28, 2010(aged 96)|
|Institutions||Imperial Chemical Industries
Imperial College London
Great Western Railway
|Alma mater||Imperial College London|
|Notable awards||Fellow of the Royal Society
James Watt International Medal
|Spouse||Wynyard Scholfield (1942–1991)
Thelma Jensen (since 1993)
Ford was educated at Northampton Grammar School and served an apprenticeship at the Great Western Railway. He studied at City & Guilds College (Imperial College London) on a Whitworth scholarship, where he would earn a first class degree, and win the Bramwell Medal. He earned a PhD in heat transfer and fluid flow. During World War II, he worked at Imperial Chemical Industries in Cheshire. He studied operations at strip mills, earning the Thomas Hawksley Gold Medal in 1948.
Beginning in 1948, he was Reader in Applied Mechanics at Imperial College. He was president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers from 1977 to 1978. Ford was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1967 and knighted in 1975. In 1970, he received the A. A. Griffith Medal and Prize. He was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Science) from the University of Bath in 1978. In 1985 he received the James Watt International Medal.
- Williams, G. (2013). "Sir Hugh Ford. 16 July 1913 -- 28 May 2010". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2012.0041.
- "Professor Sir Hugh Ford". telegraph.co.uk. London. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
- Imperial College London Prizes
- "Professor Sir Hugh Ford: Doyen of mechanical engineering who contributed to many major technological advances". The Independent. London. 11 August 2010.
- Last Word 02/07/2010 Synopsis
|Professional and academic associations|
|President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
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