The Academy congratulates eight of its Fellows who received honours in HM The Queen’s New Year Honours List:

Knights Bachelor
James Dyson CBE FREng, Founder and Chair, Dyson Ltd, for Services to Business.

Professor John James O’Reilly FREng, lately Chief Executive, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, for Services to Science.

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Professor Ann Patricia Dowling, CBE FREng, Professor of Mechanical Engineering University of Cambridge, for Services to Science.

Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
Professor Richard George Andrew Feacham CBE FREng, Executive Director, The Global Fund for Aids,Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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

Professor Andrew Hopper FREng, Professor of Computer Technology, University of Cambridge, for services to the Computer Industry.

Professor John Douglas Perkins FREng, Vice-President and Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Manchester, for services to Science and Engineering.

Peter William Rogers FREng, Director, Stanhope plc, for services to the Construction Industry.

Professor John Wood FREng, Chief Executive, Central Laboratories of the Research Council, for services to Science.

“National recognition for these Fellows is testament to the enormous value of their work both to the UK and on a global scale,” says Academy Chief Executive Philip Greenish. “The breadth of their accomplishments demonstrates the essential contribution of engineering both to economic success and quality of life.”

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.

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Jane Sutton at The Royal Academy of Engineering