This scholarship is named after Professor Frank Wallace, a pioneer in diesel engine turbocharging research, and awarded on behalf of his family.
Professor Frank Wallace was born in Munich but left Germany in 1939 at the age of 15, and was educated at Monkton Combe School on the edge of Bath. He won a scholarship to Birmingham University, where he was both an undergraduate and postgraduate student.
In 1959, Professor Frank Wallace was appointed to the chair of mechanical engineering at Queen's University in Belfast. In 1965, he moved back to England, having been appointed a professor at what was then the Bristol College of Science and Technology.
This establishment soon became the University of Bath, with a new campus at Claverton Down, where he was chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath until his retirement in 1989. He was one of a group of pioneering researchers who were instrumental in opening up the USA to British engineers.
In a lifetime of intellectual effort focusing on diesel engine research, Professor Frank Wallace was made a fellow both of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the American Society of Automotive Engineers. He was chairman of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Combustion Engines Group from 1973 to 1975.
The award commemorates his commitment to the teaching of engineering and supporting students in the Faculty of Engineering and Design.
1 x £2,500 scholarship is available for:
- MSc Automotive Engineering with Business Management
- MSc Automotive Engineering with Electrical Propulsion
- MSc Automotive Technology
- MSc Automotive Technology with Business Management
The award will be applied as a discount on your tuition fees.