The Queen’s Birthday Honours list has this year recognised four Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering for their services to engineering research, industry, technology, education and wider society.

Congratulations to the following Fellows:

Order of the British Empire

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Sophie Wilson FREng FRS, Director of Integrated Circuit Design, Broadcom Europe Ltd.
    For services to Computing

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Dr Paul Collier FREng, Head of Beams Department, CERN, Switzerland.
    For services to science and technology
  • Professor Michael James (Jim) Norton FREng, Pro-Chancellor Coventry University
    For services to Engineering and the Digital Economy
  • Professor Graham Wren FREng, Special Adviser to the Principal, Strathclyde University.
    For services to Education, Science and Engineering

Notes to editors

Royal Academy of Engineering

As the UK’s national academy for engineering and technology, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers from academia and business – our Fellows – to advance and promote excellence in engineering for the benefit of society.

We harness their experience and expertise to provide independent advice to government, to deliver programmes that help exceptional engineering researchers and innovators realise their potential, to engage the public with engineering and to provide leadership for the profession.

We have three strategic priorities:

  • Make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation and businesses
  • Address the engineering skills and diversity challenge
  • Position engineering at the heart of society

We bring together engineers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, educators and the public in pursuit of these goals.

Engineering is a global profession, so we work with partners across the world to advance engineering’s contribution to society on an international, as well as a national scale.


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