The New Year’s Honours list has this year recognised 6 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering for their services to engineering research, industry, technology, and wider society.

Congratulations to the following Fellows:

Order of the British Empire

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

  • Professor Pratibha Gai FREng FRS, Professor and Chair of Electron Microscopy, University of York.
    For services to Chemical Sciences and Technology.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Dr Demis Hassabis FREng, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, DeepMind.
    For services to Science and Technology.
  • Professor Karen Holford FREng, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University.
    For services to Engineering and the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering.
  • Professor Philip A Nelson FREng, Chief Executive Officer, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Chair, Research Councils UK.
    For services to UK Engineering and Science.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Suranga Chandratillake FREng, General Partner, Balderton Captial.
    For services to Engineering and Technology.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Professor Mark Miodownik FREng, Professor of Materials Science, University College London.
    For services for Science, Engineering and Broadcasting.

Notes to editors

  1. Royal Academy of Engineering. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook.

We have four strategic challenges:
- Make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation
- Address the engineering skills crisis
- Position engineering at the heart of society
- Lead the profession

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