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Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment in Design Practice Mike Anusas, Lecturer in Product Design in the Department of DMEM, has recently won a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment award. This award enables an academic to gain experience of cutting-edge industry practices to enhance the quality and industrial relevance of their teaching and expand their research and knowledge exchange activities. Mike will be positioned within the award winning Glasgow Product Design Company, 4c Design, for a period of six months where he will work with the established design team and engage in live industry projects. His experience will focus around a theme of ‘Product Design Engineering: Advanced Techniques in Creative Form Generation’ whereby he will be exposed to current practices in aesthetic and mechanical form generation and state-of-the-art creative design methodologies. His experiences will enable the creation of new, exciting and industry relevant teaching content for undergraduate and postgraduate students within DMEM. His exposure to everyday design practice and extended industrial networks will inform new developments in future research and knowledge exchange. The award also provides the opportunity for the temporary appointment of Strathclyde graduate, Gillian Hatcher, and realises the contribution of DMEM graduate expertise to current teaching. This award sees an extended commitment from the Royal Academy of Engineering to enhancing the capability and profile of the Faculty of Engineering; complimenting the Academy’s current support of the Faculty’s Visiting Professors in Innovation scheme.