Regius Chair: Jason Reese
Jason Reese has been made Regius Chair of Engineering.
He is past Head of the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in the University of Strathclyde.
Born in London in 1967, he graduated in physics from Imperial College London, and completed his masters and doctoral research in Applied Mathematics at the University of Oxford in 1993.
Subsequently he was a research fellow at the Technische Universität Berlin, and at the University of Cambridge, before becoming a Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, and then Lecturer and ExxonMobil Engineering Fellow at King’s College London.
He was appointed to the Weir Professorship of Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics in the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 2003.
Professor Reese is an engineering scientist, and his research focuses on creating the novel design and simulation methods needed for emerging micro and nano flow technologies.
He is a keen advocate of the innovative application of fluid mechanics in industry, co-founding Brinker Technology Ltd in 2002 to commercialise a novel leak detection and sealing system for oil/gas pipelines and wellheads.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and of the Institute of Physics.
His other interests include playing music, conversation and Byzantine history.
He is married to an historian at Glasgow University, and has a young daughter.