Carol Marsh, OBE is one of five engineers to be inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. Carol was born in Edinburgh and is an alumnus of no less than five Scottish universities: Napier, Heriot Watt, Strathclyde, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the field of electronics engineering, specialising in Field Programmable Gate Arrays and is now head of Digital Systems at Celestia UK.

Prior to Celestia, Carol was acting Head of Electronics for Leonardo’s Edinburgh operation and she has also given valuable pro-bono work as a Vice President of IET, Council member of IES, board member of Engineering Scotland, member of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts committee, and Past President of the Women’s Engineering Society. She was Strathclyde University’s Alumna of the Year in 2022.

She is joined by Sir Nigel Gresley, designer of the Flying Scotsman; Sir Alexander Gibb, who built Rosyth Dockyard, then established the world’s largest civil engineering consultancy; David Kirkaldy, pioneer of material testing; and William Symington, the first to design a vessel powered by steam. (see page 2 for further details of these three).

Their induction was announced at the annual Institution of Engineers in Scotland (IES) James Watt dinner, held in Glasgow last night. (Friday 6 October 2023).

Gordon Masterton, Founder and Chairman of Judges for the Hall of Fame, said: " The Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame was launched in 2011 and the 56 members tell the story of 450 years of world-beating engineering innovators who created huge improvements in the quality of life and economy of Scotland, the United Kingdom and, through the impact of their discoveries and the Scots’ propensity for travel to find work, the world. Celebrating these is our mission.”

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