The New Year’s Honours list has this year recognised five 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

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Juergen Maier FREng, Chief Executive, Siemens PLC.
    For services to UK/German relations

  • Professor Geoffrey Maitland FREng, Professor of Energy Engineering, Imperial College London.
    For services to Chemical Engineering.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Professor Hugh Griffiths FREng, Thales/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair of RF Sensors, University College London and Volunteer, Institution of Engineering and Technology.
    For services to Engineering.
  • Professor Sarah Hainsworth FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University.
    For services to Engineering and Forensic Science.
  • Professor Raffaella Ocone FREng, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University.
    For services to Engineering.

Notes for Editors

  1. 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.

For more information please contact: Victoria Runcie at the Royal Academy of Engineering Tel. 020 7766 0620; email: Victoria.Runcie@raeng.org.uk