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Academy Fellows receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to all our Fellows and friends who have been recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list:

Order of the British Empire – Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)

Professor Dame Muffy Calder DBE OBE FREng FRSE, Vice Principal and head, College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow. For services to Research and Education

Order of the British Empire – Commanders of the Order of the British Empire – CBE

Jane Atkinson CBE FREng. Executive director, Engineering and Automation, Bilfinger UK. For services to Chemical Engineering

Order of the British Empire – Officer of the Order of the British Empire – OBE

Professor Simon Pollard OBE FREng. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield University. For services to Environmental Risk Management (Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire)

Professor Nilay Shah OBE FREng. Professor of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London. For services to the Decarbonisation of the UK Economy

Honours for service to the fight against COVID-19

The Academy welcomes the recognition of all those who have worked to tackle the pandemic, from the engineers who have kept vital infrastructure and services running to medical engineers and innovators who have developed new technologies to assist medical teams, as acknowledged in our President’s Special Awards for Pandemic Service, announced in August.

We welcome in particular honours to the following:

Professor Catherine Noakes OBE, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings, University of Leeds. For services to the Covid-19 response

The PerSo team in Southampton who developed personal respirators for healthcare workers:

Professor Paul Elkington MBE, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Southampton University. For services to Medicine particularly during Covid-19 (Winchester, Hampshire)

Professor Hywel Morgan MBE, Professor of Bioelectronics, University of Southampton. For services to Biomedical Engineering particularly during Covid-19 (Salisbury, Wiltshire)


Professor Tim Baker MBE, Engineer, University College London. For services to Healthcare in the UK and Abroad during Covid-19. One of the UCL team who developed a CPAP breathing aid

Christopher Spicer BEM, Project Leader, Zephyr Plus Ventilator Design and Build, Babcock International. For services to the Covid-19 response.


Notes for Editors

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public.

Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.

For more information please contact: Pippa Cox at the Royal Academy of Engineering Tel. 020 7766 0745; email: [email protected]

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