InstMC Engineering Scholarship Scheme


We are delighted to announce the launch of an InstMC industry-focused scholarship programme, which will pair exceptional engineering students with Metrology and Engineering companies. 

The InstMC will manage the process, shortlisting the best candidates and ensuring that each applicant matches any company specific requirements. This will significantly reduce the burden of cost and administration for companies participating in the scheme. 

The annual placement will run for 8 weeks commencing Summer 2022 and applications will only be accepted from undergraduates studying for an accredited MEng or BEng degree at one of our partner universities. Applications will open in October 2021.

For further details of the scheme, view the InstMC Scholarship Scheme flyer. Full details and guidelines are available in the Terms & Conditions for Sponsor Companies.

If your company is interested in participating in the scheme please register your interest here or email Chief Executive, Steff Smith at


Press Release Issued for InstMC Low Carbon Fuels (Hydrogen) Report


Flow Measurement SIG issues press release on new 'Flow Measurement Requirements For Low Carbon Fuels (Hydrogen)' Report

The InstMC publicly launched the ‘Flow Measurement Requirements for Low Carbon Fuels (Hydrogen)’ report on 27th January 2021, from a study conducted by PA Consulting on behalf of the Flow Measurement SIG. The report definitively shows that accurate and repeatable flow measurement standards do not exist for a range of low carbon fuels.  Its principal recommendation is that the UK Government needs to provide physical primary standards for hydrogen for the UK, to ensure that a traceable and suitably accurate measurement chain exists.

The report has been sent to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), along with a letter from InstMC President, Martin Belshaw, outlining the recommendations.

Read the full press release here.

NPL Measurement for Recovery Programme

Measurement for Recovery: NPL-led free programme to help boost competitiveness and resilience

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has announced the new, Measurement for Recovery (#M4R) programme, helping innovative UK companies to invest and grow post COVID-19 lockdown.
Measurement for Recovery will allow NPL, along with partner National Measurement Laboratories to support UK industry with access to cutting-edge specialist solutions through their science and engineering expertise and facilities to support projects, at no charge.

The Measurement for Recovery programme seeks to help solve analysis or measurement issues that cannot be resolved using standard technologies and techniques. The aim is to help boost resilience and competitiveness by bringing together the UK’s top scientists and facilities with companies, to address problems in innovative ways.

For full details of the programme and how to apply visit the NPL website.




Sensing Innovation Leadership Council (SILC) website now live

The UK Sensing Innovation Leadership Council (SILC) website is now live. Visit at and subscribe and find out more information.



InstMC President Elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

We are delighted and proud to announce that InstMC President, Professor Graham Machin, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the profession. An NPL Fellow and Head of the NPL Temperature Standards Group, Graham is recognised as a world-leading expert in temperature measurement and its application. In his 30-year career he has led many thermometry innovations, particularly at high temperatures and in harsh environments, and made many improvements in SI temperature realisation and dissemination. Graham has published more than 220 technical papers and given numerous keynote addresses. He is visiting Professor of Thermometry in Harsh Environments (University of Strathclyde), visiting Professor of Clinical Thermal Imaging (University of South Wales) and Distinguished Visiting Fellow (University of Valladolid, Spain). Congratulations from all of us at the InstMC!

For a full list of all newly appointed Fellows, visit the Royal Academy of Engineering website.


Engineers urged to get involved in Tomorrow's Engineers Week 4th - 8th November 2019

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will take place from 4th – 8th November 2019, with the inaugural This is Engineering Day on 6th November. It will provide a unique opportunity for engineers, employers, universities and schools to show how engineers working in all sectors are on a mission to make the world a better place. To get involved visit

National Engineering Policy Centre publishes new manifesto on the future of UK engineering

Engineering profession calls for action to secure the UK’s future economy and society

The National Engineering Policy Centre, which represents nearly half a million UK engineers, has published a manifesto for a prosperous and secure economy and society, calling on government to work with them to invest in skills, innovation, digital and traditional infrastructure, and clean energy technologies.

Backed by the UK’s leading engineering organisations, Engineering priorities for our future economy and society highlights critical policy recommendations to enhance the UK’s status as a world-leading innovation and engineering hub, ahead of the forthcoming spending review, the UK’s exit from the EU and a possible general election.

This is the first joint publication by the National Engineering Policy Centre, an ambitious new partnership between 39 UK engineering organisations, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The National Engineering Policy Centre was established to give policymakers access to the best independent advice, skills and expertise of the engineering profession, which generates £420.5 billion of UK GVA and employs over 5.8 million people. It aims to apply engineers’ problem solving skills to some of the biggest problems the UK faces today.

Read the full manifesto

Trustee and previous InstMC President honoured with OBE

Congratulations to Prof. Ken Grattan on being honoured with an OBE


Prof. Ken Grattan is an ex-President and current Trustee of the Institute of Measurement and Control. He has been honoured for his services to science through his work as a leading academic at City, University of London. He is the holder of a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair and the George Daniels Chair and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Grattan is also currently the president of IMEKO, and 2018 sees the first time in 40 years that the IMEKO World Congress is being held in the UK; hosted by the Institute of Measurement and Control.


The Institute would like to congratulate Ken on this well-deserved honour.

InstMC visits NTU to meet tomorrow's engineers


On 29th March the Institute of Measurement and Control(InstMC) visited the Engineering department of Nottingham Trent University(NTU)

This is the first year of NTU’s new undergraduate Engineering degrees. These new degrees are offered in biomedical, electronic, sports and mechanical engineering, and are heavily focused on practical problem solving and live project work, with strong links to industry.

As the leading professional institute for engineers in the measurement and control industries InstMC was invited to visit one of the end of term labs on “Designing for Laser Cutting and 3D Printing” to see what tomorrow’s engineers are working on and present prizes for the best student work.

Each student had to complete two tasks. The first was to design and build a bridge using limited resources that could support at least 1kg of weight. Focus was on material efficiency, structural integrity as well as creativity and aesthetics. The bridge need to be designed using Autodesk Fusion and produced using laser cutting. All students were also tasked with the design and 3D printing of a miniature highway support pier capable of supporting 5kg of weight. Students needed to optimise the design during simulation to create the lightest possible pier.

Steff Smith of InstMC was there to witness the final tests of the finished structures and award the winner and runner-up certificates for lightest pier that met the requirements, and for the most creative bridge design. Steff Smith said “It was great to see first-hand the ingenuity and skill of the next generation of engineers and potential future InstMC members. I was particularly impressed with the quality of work the students were producing at the end of their very first term of undergraduate study.”

Prof Neil Mansfield of NTU said “The importance of product evaluation and test was emphasised through the involvement of the Institute of Measurement and Control; students were pleased to get advice and feedback from industry “

Ultralight pier support

Winner – Erfan Sakhi (Electronic Engineering)

Runner-up – Joseph Leo (Biomedical Engineering)

Creative Bridge Design

Winner – Jonathan Tang (Sport Engineering)

Runner-up – Ederhumnwu Agho Omoragbon (Biomedical Engineering)



Flow Measurement Institute Merges with Institute of Measurement and Control


21 February 2018


Flow Measurement Institute Merges with Institute of Measurement and Control


The Flow Measurement Institute (FMI) has merged into the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) to create a new Flow Measurement Special Interest Group (SIG).


The FMI was founded by NEL and Coventry University in 2014 and has more than

550 members from across the world, including oil and gas operators, manufacturers, academia, service companies and laboratories. The FMI’s core goal is to help companies compete in the global marketplace by driving flow measurement developments that deliver against future challenges. This vision will be significantly enhanced with the support of the InstMC, including further opportunities to contribute to standards bodies, education, technology development and government policy.


Patrick Finlay, Chief Executive of the Institute of Measurement and Control, said: “Until the FMI was established four years ago, the global flow measurement industry was fragmented, with no single organisation having the resource to address evolving R&D challenges. The InstMC’s newly created Special Interest Group will build on the FMI’s strategic plan to ensure that R&D and standards development is driven by the needs of industry. Its cohesive approach will deliver one voice from a diverse range of talent across industry and academia, and develop a flow measurement infrastructure that helps companies across the world compete more effectively.”


The fast pace of scientific and industrial advancement has placed significant demands for innovation in flow measurement. In response, the Flow Measurement Group will continuously review the future priorities for flow measurement research and infrastructure, with end-users, instrument manufacturers, regulators, trade bodies and research associations, across the wide breadth of flow measurement applications. By providing an information source, which everyone involved in flow measurement can access, as well as leading collaborative, industry-wide initiatives, the Flow Measurement Group will be the catalyst for addressing global flow measurement innovation priorities.




About the Flow Measurement Institute

The Flow Measurement Institute exists to drive a cohesive approach to the future of flow measurement science and infrastructure to meet the emergent needs and challenges of industry. Founded in 2014 by NEL and Coventry University, the FMI has more than 550 individual members who are committed to working collaboratively, with a non-partisan approach. The core goal is to catalyse action to meet the current and future flow measurement needs.


About the Institute of Measurement and Control

For over 70 years, the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) has been committed to promoting the professional excellence and standing of engineers and technologists at all levels in the automation, instrumentation, control and related industries. Its aims are to serve the public benefit by advancing the science and practice of measurement and control technologies and their various applications, to foster the exchange of views and the communication of knowledge and ideas in these activities, and to promote the professional development and qualification of our members. The Institute, founded in 1944 and incorporated by Royal Charter is 1975, is therefore both a learned society and a professional qualifying body.


For more information please visit:


About NEL

NEL is a global centre of excellence for flow measurement and fluid flow systems and is the National Measurement Institute responsible for the UK’s National Flow Measurement Standards. As an international technology services organisation and provider of pipeline fluid management services to the global petroleum industry, NEL has an impressive track record in the development, design and application of new technologies.


NEL is a trading name of TUV SUD Ltd, a company of the TÜV SÜD Group, an international service organisation with over 24,000 employees in more than 800 locations worldwide.


About Coventry University

Coventry University (winner of The Times Higher Education Awards: University of the year 2015) is forward-looking, with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on applied research. Its students benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines, and it hosts three national Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning which has enabled it to invest substantial sums of money in a range of fields, including Flow Measurement and Fluid Mechanics.


For further information, please contact:

Sarah Miles

Blaze PR

07500 042587


InstMC Measurement Special Interest Group Launch

A new special interest group (SIG) of the InstMC has just been formed – focussing on Measurement. The Measurement-SIG (M-SIG) is a cross-sector community of individuals, with a common interest in promoting good measurement practice, on behalf of the Institute. The M-SIG is also now, the body that provides objective comment on measurement matters for the Institute.

The vision of the group is to be a cross-sector group enhancing implementation and understanding of robust and reliable measurement, and associated best practice.

The group have defined their aims for the first year, and plans for the longer-term. These can be found on the dedicated web pages.

If you have an interest in promoting good measurement practice, or ideas of how this message can be spread across (and inside) the engineering sectors, please do get in touch.

              Click here to view the M-SIG online pages, and for contact details.

IoT Can Help Save Lives

IoT Can Help Save Lives
By Inderpreet Shoker
Accidents like the Grenfell Tower fire, keep happening across the globe. It is unfortunate that, in 2017, when we are at the cusp of a digital and industrial revolution, we have failed to effectively use the technology at our disposal. Accidents like these, compel us to review and improve not only the existing technology and its implementation; but also associated regulations, policies, and enforcement.

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