IET Fellow honoured in Malta

10 December 2013
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IET Fellow John Myers

John Myers FIET receiving his honorary doctorate at the University of Malta.

John Myers receives a Doctor of Engineering (Honoris Causa) from the University of Malta.

IET Fellow John Myers, aged 84, received a Doctor of Engineering (Honoris Causa) from the University of Malta last month. Awarded in part for his role in founding the engineering faculty at the University, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, he shares the honour with Ban-Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, who received an honorary Doctor of Literature from the University of Malta in 2009.

Arriving in Malta in 1964, John Myers taught the first cohort of students to undertake electrical engineering. He was instrumental in appointing Professor MG Say, professor of electrical engineering at Heriot-Watt University, as the external examiner for the first engineering degree course at the University of Malta, together with obtaining recognition of the electrical engineering degree by the then IEE. Following his time in Malta, John Myers taught at Birmingham City University, the University of Malawi and at Aston University, as well as giving short courses on telecommunications in places such as New Delhi and Bangladesh, under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union, before retiring to Worcestershire, UK.

John Myers has been an IET Fellow for over 40 years, and has been active in its regional groups in the West Midlands and elsewhere.  

For more information visit www.um.edu.mt/nocentries/features/honoris_causa_2013