Professor David MacKay, Regius Professor of Engineering, Cambridge University Engineering Department and Winton International Advisory Board member was knighted in the New Year's Honours 2016 'for services to Scientific Advice in Government and Science Outreach'.
Prior to becoming Regius Professor, David served as Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, whilst also leading the Inference Group at the Cavendish Laboratory.
His book 'Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air' is a must read for anyone interested in the debate about sustainable energy providing direct comparison of different energy sources and uses. The book is available to download free from http://www.withouthotair.com.
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