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Award for Academy head

Dr Alan Begg, Automotive Academy chief executive, has been made an Honorary Professor of the University of Birmingham's School of Engineering (Metallurgy and Materials).

The award is in recognition of a career in materials sciences and is also an endorsement to his life-long commitment to developing new technologies and processes.

Dr Begg has been involved in the School of Engineering as a member of the steering committee for the interdisciplinary research centre in high temperature materials. He has also been a member of the office of science and technology materials foresight panel since 1994.

Dr Begg said: "I have had a long association with the University of Birmingham and I am very proud to have been made an Honorary Professor. The School of Engineering develops some of the nation's finest graduates and I look forward to helping them maintain this standard in the coming years."

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