A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of William Rankine

27 Jul 2020 09:00 to 11:00

An event to celebrate the life and legacy of William Rankine


This special webinar event will explore the legacy and impact of the engineering powerhouse that was William Rankine on the bicentenary of his birth. 

The broadcast will open the IIR International Conference Rankine 2020 - Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation but is open to anyone interested in finding out more about this engineering legend.



  • Welcome by Andy Pearson of the Institute of Refrigeration and  Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders
  • Rankine’s Glasgow and his Contribution to Engineering Education - Prof. Joe McGeough of University of Edinburgh
  • Rankine’s legacy in Thermodynamics -  Dr Helen Czerski of University College London
  • Rankine’s legacy in Shipbuilding - Paul Sweeney of Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders
  • Rankine’s legacy in Metallurgy -  Prof Margaret Stack of Strathclyde University
  • Rankine’s legacy in Civil Engineering - Prof Gordon Masterton University of Edinburgh
  • Summary and close at 11am


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