ENER-G's Chris Marsland is elected Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology

multidisciplinary engineering institution.

IET Fellowship is the highest grade of membership at the institution, awarded to individuals who have sustained high levels of achievement through leadership and responsibility.

Marsland  is responsible for the engineering content of all ENER-G's global combined heat and power (CHP) projects, playing a lead role in new product design and R&D.

He is also actively involved in developing the CHP and low carbon generation sectors  through his  board membership of the Association of Decentralised Energy, where he chairs the Building Forum;  and the Association of Power Generating Systems, where he is Chair of the Technical Committee.

Marsland attained first class honours in electrical engineering and electronics at the University of Liverpool, before specialising as an industrial control engineer, designing electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and systems for chemical, water treatment and nuclear. He specialised in CHP when he joined ENER-G in 1998.

Alan Barlow, Managing Director, ENER-G Combined Power, said: “We are delighted to see Chris become a Fellow of the IET. It is appropriate recognition of both his expertise as an engineer and leadership skills – not to mention his contribution to the industry as a whole, especially his role in educating future engineers.

He added: “CHP systems are set to gain ever greater prominence in the coming years as part of the energy mix. Engineers of Chris’s calibre are essential to their successful worldwide deployment.”

Marsland said: “I'm honoured to be elected a Fellow of the IET and proud to be associated with one of the world’s leading professional and learned societies for the engineering and technology community.  These are exciting times to be an engineer, especially in the low carbon energy sector, where we work to combat climate change, energy security and seek more affordable supplies.”

The IET was founded in 1871 as the Society of Telegraph Engineers. It became the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) in 1887, and the IET in 2006. Fellows of the IET are eligible to use the designatory letters FIET (Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology).

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