Institute of Measurement and Control

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Institute of Measurement and Control[edit]

Founded in 1944 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1975, The Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) is committed to promoting the professional excellence of engineers and technologists at all levels in measurement and control and related industries. Its aims are to advance the science and practice of measurement and control technologies and their various applications, to foster the exchange of views and the communication of knowledge and ideas in these activities, and to promote the professional qualification and standing of its members. The Institute is therefore both a learned society and a professional qualifying body occupying a niche, particularly in the automation-focussed industries.

The Institute is the member body, for the UK, with the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) and is the secretariat to the United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (UKACC).

Local Sections[edit]

Each Local Section is represented on the Institute’s Council, providing a direct link between the members and the Council.

Normally about 200 Local Section meetings take place annually. These range from the technical presentations to local industry visits, dinners, and other social events.

UK Local Sections[edit]

East Midlands, East Scotland, Hertfordshire, London, Manchester & Chester, Merseyside, Midlands, North Lincolnshire, North Scotland, Surrey & Sussex, Teesside, Wessex, West Cumbria, West Scotland

Overseas Sections[edit]

Hong Kong, Malaysia, Texas, Qatar, Houston


Main Office[edit]

87 Gower Street



T: 020 7387 4949


President - Lord Oxburgh, KBE FRS Hon FREng

Chief Executive Officer - Peter Martindale MinstMC

Hon SecretaryEurIng D W Kent

Hon TreasurerColin Howard

Past Presidents[edit]

Notable former presidents of the Institute of Measurement and Control include:

Sir George Thomson MA FRS (1944 - 48)

Sir Harold Hartley GC VO FRS (1957 -58)

L. Finkelstein MSc (1980 - 81)

MJH Sterling BEng Phd DEng (1988 - 89)

Prof W S Bardo FREng HonFInstMC (2010 - 12)

Lord Oxburgh KBE FRS Hon FREng (2012 - Present)


The Institute of Measurement and Control is affiliated to these organisations.

International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO)

United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (UKACC)

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology (GAMBICA)

Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (SIM)

British Standards Institute (BSI)

Parliamentary and Scientific Committee


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