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Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

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  • We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. We’re proud of our long history and provide our members with 50 plus years of highways experience.

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Student Members – Vote for your student member on IHE Council

  • Tuesday April 2, 2024

IHE student members are invited to vote in the ballot which is being held for ONE Student vacancy on the IHE Council for the two year period following this year’s AGM. Please complete the online ballot by 5pm on Friday 26th April 2024.

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The following 3 candidates are seeking election:

Name: Rhys Griffiths
Country: United Kingdom
University/Course: Civil Engineering, Swansea University

Election Statement
I am a third-year civil engineering student at Swansea University, soon embarking on my master’s degree in civil engineering. Currently, I am a committee member for the Civil Engineering Society and aim to run for its presidency in the next term, as well as preparing to establish our chapter of Engineers Without Borders here. Notably, I orchestrated the successful return of the Engineering Winter Ball in 2023, hosting 200 students across disciplines for an evening of food and entertainment.

Additionally, I played a pivotal role in establishing a mentorship scheme connecting local engineers with students to foster early career development. Actively engaged in the engineering community, I am the student representative on the Early Careers Committee for the ICE in the Swansea and West Wales region. As I transition into postgraduate studies, I look forward to furthering my growth as an engineer and supporting fellow students in their endeavours. 

Name: Ashok Kumar
Country: India
University/Course: PhD in asphalt reinforcement technology at IIT Hyderabad, India

Election Statement
As a dedicated student member of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), I am honoured to nominate myself for the Student Member Council of IHE. I graduated in B.Tech. with 7.18 CGPA and MTech. with 8.33 CGPA from NIT Kurukshetra, India, and GATE qualifications in 2019 and 2020, I bring academic excellence and practical experience to the table. Awarded the GATE Scholarship by MoE, India and Project Fellowship by NHAI, India. I have two publications accessible via ResearchGate profile. I’m currently pursuing PhD in the area of asphalt reinforcement technology at IIT Hyderabad, India. I’ve actively pursued Continuing Professional Development with 20 CPD hours, 13 CPD from IHE. If elected, I’ll leverage my skills to uphold IHE’s values and contribute effectively. I commit to attending all meetings, exhibitions, and conferences. I affirm my eligibility for voting. I pledge diligence in serving the IHE Council and thank you for considering my candidacy.

Name: Yihsuan Lin (Vicky)
Country: United Kingdom
University/Course: PhD Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham

Election Statement
I am a dedicated and motivated PhD student in civil engineering, passionate for sustainable development in transportation. I have completed my bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and master’s degree in engineering management.

I have published an article in which I proposed a novel digital twin using the BIM model to enhance the life-cycle assessment of railway objects. BIM is my domain expertise, and I have multiple certifications and skills in related software, such as MATLAB, AutoCAD, etc.

Beyond my academic endeavours, I am actively engaged in extra-curricular activities, demonstrated by my voluntary role as a student ambassador at the Girls in STEM events. I have developed robust data analysis, problem-solving, and teamwork skills through these educational and professional endeavours.

I appreciate that IHE provides many opportunities to connect professionals in academia and industry, and my goal is to contribute to the innovation and sustainability of the engineering industry.


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