Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow: Peter Grant
Peter Grant has been made a Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow.
Professor Grant will retire from the position of Regius Professor of Engineering at the University on 30 September.
He graduated in BSc electronic engineering from Heriot-Watt University.
He has obtained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and honorary degrees from Heriot-Watt and Napier University.
Professor Grant worked in radiocommunications for the Plessey Company, before he was appointed to a research fellowship at the University of Edinburgh.
He was subsequently promoted to a Professor of Electronic Signal Processing in 1987. In 2002 he was appointed head of the School of Engineering and Electronics and in 2007 he was made the eighth Regius Professor of Engineering.
He has also been a visiting academic at Stanford University, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Rice University and Princeton University.
Professor Grant was elected one of the first four EURASIP (European Association for Signal Processing) Fellows.
He also holds fellowships of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Professor Grant was awarded the 82nd Faraday Medal by the IET for his work on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) receiver designs and adaptive filters.
He was also recognised with an OBE in 2009.