David Edward Newland

As a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, David Newland has also contributed to matters involving the management of domestic waste, environmental planning and the release of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. Helping to eradicate the practice of stubble burning was one of his past environmentally friendly achievements, and such issues continue to attract his interest and vision. A current bugbear is the proliferation of telecommunication masts. A solution to that eyesore would indeed be welcome.

Since his return to Cambridge in 1976, David Newland has been instrumental in establishing the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos, in setting up the Engineering Design Centre and in planning the transition to the four-year undergraduate engineering course. David Newland