Centre founder awarded Faraday Medal

Centre founder awarded Faraday Medal

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Founder and previous Co-Director of the Arm-ECS Research Centre, has been awarded the prestigious Faraday Medal by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Founded in 1922, and named after Michael Faraday, this international award is given for notable scientific/industrial achievement, for services rendered to the advancement of engineering/technology or for lifetime achievement in science, engineering or technology.

Professor Al-Hashimi was chosen to receive the medal in recognition for seminal contributions to semiconductor manufacturing test of system-on-chip, pioneering new test data compression and low power methods.

On winning his award, Professor Al-Hashimi, said:

“I am honoured to receive the Faraday Medal from the IET in recognition of those students, colleagues and collaborators who have contributed so much to my research and leadership. It is both humbling and inspiring to be acknowledged in this way”.

Currently as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences at King’s College London and previously at the University of Southampton, Professor Al-Hashimi has made seminal theoretical and experimental contributions to manufacturing test of system-on-chip, pioneering new test data and low power compression methods and algorithms for energy-efficient computing. He has been extremely successful in connecting academia, industry and entrepreneurship for the benefit of the UK. In 2008, he founded the Arm-ECS Research Centre, recognised as an exemplar for industry-academia collaboration. He has led successfully several national, large-scale interdisciplinary research programmes in engineering and physical sciences funded by the EPSRC and industry. He continues to raise the UK’s position in engineering higher education through various national and international advisory roles.