Simon has previously carried out research in the field of engineering management, finding out how to manage complex technical projects and investigating how universities and industrial companies collaborate on scientific programmes. Commenting on his research, he said:
“I firmly believe that the subject of engineering management has much to offer those working in knowledge-driven and engineering organisations across a range of industries – it has certainly given me plenty of tools and techniques to navigate challenges and deliver complex initiatives over recent years.”
Simon was presented the award at the ASEM International Annual Conference, recently held in Coeur d’Alene in Idaho, USA. He has also become President Elect of ASEM and will be serving as President of the Society from 2019 to 2020.
Picture: Professor Simon Philbin (centre) with Professor Paul Kauffmann from East Carolina University (Executive Director of ASEM – left) and Professor Heather Nachtmann from the University of Arkansas (former Past President of ASEM – right).