International Member
Sir Diarmuid Downs
1922-2014
Sir Diarmuid Downs
International Member
Former Chairman, Ricardo Consulting Engineers plc.
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  • 1987
  • Mechanical Engineering
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  • 1987
  • Mechanical Engineering
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  • 1987
  • Mechanical Engineering
Memorial Tribute

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DIARMUID DOWNS, known as a “gentleman engineer,” died February 12, 2014, at the age of 91. His research improved the internal combustion engine, reducing knock in car engines and producing cleaner, ...

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Election Citation
For significant contributions to the understanding of combustion processes in internal combustion engines and to advances in engine design.
Employment
  • Ricardo Consulting Engineers plc.