John Perkins

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Academic, engineering scientist and government adviser

Why Is John Perkins Influential?

John Perkins is a retired engineering scientist, academic, and government adviser. He earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Imperial College London, and his Ph.D studies took place at Imperial College, the Salters’ Institute of Industrial Chemistry, and the University of Cambridge.

An expert in process systems engineering, Perkins has served as Chief Scientific adviser for the U.K’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vice President and Dean of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Manchester, President of the Institution for Chemical Engineers and Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Process systems engineering refers to the use of natural forces such as temperature, light, heat, cold, and pressure to process natural resources into a form usable by society.

He has been a Fellow of the field’s most prestigious societies for many years. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Institute of Mathematics and its Application, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the City and Guilds of London Institute, the Royal Society of Arts, and most recently, the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

In 2007, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his exemplary and meaningful contributions to the field and science of engineering.

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According to Wikipedia, John Douglas Perkins is a retired academic, engineering scientist and government adviser. He held professorships at Imperial College London and the University of Sydney, served as President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and was Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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