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Institute of Measurement and Control

Founded in 1944 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1975, The Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) is a professional members institution for individuals and companies that operate within the measurement and control industries. Its aims are to advance 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 qualification and standing of its members. The Institute is both a learned society and a professional qualifying body. InstMC is registered with the Engineering Council and is one of the licensed member institutions allowed to register Chartered Engineers (CEng)[1]

The Institute is the UK member body of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO)[2] and is the secretariat to the United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (UKACC).


Special Interest GroupsEdit

This Institute currently has range of Special Interest Groups that organise conferences, seminars and training courses on subjects in the measurement and control fields. Special Interest Groups contribute to national programmes in areas such as standards and training, and join with other organisations to provide expert input to inform government policy. Each Special Interest Group has a panel of volunteer members and external experts that decides its programme of events and activities, and establishes working groups for particular projects.

Current Special Interest groupsEdit

  • Cyber Security
  • Measurement
  • Functional Safety
  • Flow Measurement
  • Standards
  • Automation and Control
  • Digital Transformation
  • Systems

Local SectionsEdit

Members are able to join their nearest Local section, who are responsible for organising regional events.Each Local Section is represented on the Institute’s Council, providing a direct link between the members and the Council.

UK Local SectionsEdit

  • Central North-West Central North-West
  • East Midlands
  • East of Scotland
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Hertfordshire
  • North Lincs
  • Midlands
  • North of Scotland
  • Surrey and Sussex
  • Teesside
  • Wessex
  • West of Scotland
  • West Cumbria

Overseas SectionsEdit

  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • Texas
  • Qatar


Main OfficeEdit

297 Euston Road



T: 020 7387 4949


President - Dr Graham Machin BSc (Hons), DPhil, DSc

Vice President - Mr M Belshaw

Chief Executive Officer - Dr Patrick Finlay

Hon SecretaryDr G S Philp

Hon TreasurerMr C Howard

Past PresidentsEdit

Notable former presidents of the Institute of Measurement and Control include:

Sir George Thomson MA FRS (1944–48)

Sir Harold Hartley GC VO FRS (1957–58)

L. Finkelstein MSc (1980–81)

MJH Sterling BEng Phd DEng (1988–89)

Prof W S Bardo FREng HonFInstMC (2010–12)

Lord Oxburgh KBE FRS Hon FREng (2012 - 2014)

Prof Sarah Spurgeon OBE


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Engineering Council". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  2. ^ "Members". Retrieved 2018-05-24.

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