Please join us in thanking Professor Bob Hodgson (FIET, DistFEngNZ, SMIEEE) for presenting his career journey to Palmerston North IET members.

It was inspirational to learn of Bob’s step from schoolboy electronics enthusiast to professional engineer and senior educator. His career spanned working in the aircraft avionics industry on Concord, the Harrier Jump Jet, and the DC10, through to his PhD study with the UK Ministry of Defence.

In 2013 his achievements were rewarded by winning the Supreme New Zealand Engineering Excellence award. More recently, Bob has established the award-winning Massey University spin-off company Veritaxa Limited.

We thank the regional IET New Zealand Chair Amal Punchihewa for organising this presentation.

This event was a collaboration between Engineering New Zealand, IET New Zealand, and the IEEE New Zealand Central Section.

The content of this post is based on the equivalent IET LinkedIn post. For information on upcoming IEEE NZSC events, please see our Events page.