Process industry highlights amidst COVID-focused honours list
31 Dec 2020
While much of the STEM focus for the Queen’s New Year Honours list has been on scientiists battling the coronavirus epidemic, leading figures in the process sectors have also featured.
Among the organisations with members honoured are the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Institute of Physics (IOP) and the National Physical Laboratory.
Heading the list with CBEs are Jane Atkinson executive director, engineering and automation at Bilfinger, UK. An IChemE fellow, she is also a trustee and chair of its UK Board.
IOP fellow, professor Allister Ferguson, founder of the University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics, and a of the Institute of Physics also becomes a CBE.
A second IChemE fellow, Nilay Shah, Professor of Process Systems Engineering and Imperial College head of chemical engineering is among the OBE recipients, as is Valerie Gibson, professor of high energy physics at the University of Cambridge, honoured additionally for her work in promoting women in science.
Fiona Aunty, head of government relations and corporate communications at the National Physical Laboratory is awarded an MBE. Additional scientific highlights include Open University polar expert and presenter Mark Brandon , Christine Campbell from the Scottish Association for Marine Scientists, Christopher Preshaw Queen's University Belfast project manager at the School of Biological Sciences and Colin Weaver from the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
For full details of the 2021 New Year Honours click here.