Congratulations to the following Fellows of the Academy who have been recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list:

Knight Batchelor

Professor Colin John Humphreys, CBE, Director of Research, Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, for services to Science.

Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)

Professor Charles Kuen Kao CBE, for services to fibre optic communications.

Order of the British Empire
Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Douglas Edwin Oakervee OBE, Lately Chairman, Crossrail, for services to Civil Engineering.

Dr Robert Scott Steedman, Vice President Royal Academy of Engineering, for services to Engineering.

Dr Jean Venables OBE, President, Institution of Civil Engineers, for services to Civil Engineering.

Notes for editors

  1. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community

For more information please contact

Jane Sutton at The Royal Academy of Engineering
Tel. 020 7766 0636; email: Jane Sutton