Terence Langdon, Outstanding Scientist, Became Honorary Doctor of SPbPU
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Doctor Honoris Causa in Engineering of the University of Southern California (USA), Doctor Honoris Causa of the Russian Academy of Sciences - that is only a partial list of honors of Terence LANGDON, Professor of Materials Science, University of Southampton (UK). Professor Langdon has more than 1000 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 40,000 citations - his value of h-index is 102.The Scientific Council of SPbPU decided unanimously to award Terence Langdon, one of the world's most highly cited researchers in Materials Science, the title of Honorary Doctor of SPbPU.
On June 15, the Conference Hall of SPbPU Scientific Council hosted the solemn ceremony to confer an honorary doctorate of SPbPU on professor Langdon.
Professor was greeted by SPbPU Rector A.I. Rudskoy. Then V.P. Zhivulin, Secretary of SPbPU Scientific Council, Chief Administrative Officer of Rector's Office, declared the Honoris Causa Statute of the Polytechnic University.
The climax of the solemn ceremony was granting professor Langdon an academic gown and a diploma of Honorary Doctor of SPbPU, with singing the student anthem “Gaudeamus" performed by "Polyhymnia" youth choir .
In his acceptance speech Terence Langdon emphasized that it was a great honor for him to be awarded the title of Honorary Doctor of the Polytechnic University, and he expressed his gratitude to the Scientific Council for this award. "I enjoyed working with my friend - professor Ovid'ko for so long, - says professor Langdon about the cooperation with the Polytechnic University. - Polytech is famous for its scientific school in the field of materials science. I look forward to our future cooperation and hope that we will organize student exchange programs between the Polytechnic University and the University of Southampton".
Finishing the ceremony, professor Langdon gave a lecture to SPbPU students on the topic "New properties of ultrafine grained materials and latest achievements in their formation".
Media Center, SPbPU