Royal Academy of Engineering welcomes 72 new Fellows

Posted on 22 Sep 2022 by The Manufacturer

At its AGM on 20 September 2022 the Royal Academy of Engineering elected 72 leading figures in the field of engineering and technology to its Fellowship.

The group consists of 60 Fellows, seven International Fellows and five Honorary Fellows, each of whom has made exceptional contributions to their own sector, pioneering new innovations, leading progress in business or academia, providing high level advice to government, or promoting wider understanding of engineering and technology.

This year’s new Fellows reflect the Academy’s ongoing Fellowship Fit for the Future initiative announced in July 2020, to drive more nominations of outstanding engineers from underrepresented groups ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2026. This initiative sees the Academy striving for increased representation from women, disabled and LGBTQ+ engineers, those from minority ethnic backgrounds, non-traditional education pathways and emerging industries, and those who have achieved excellence at an earlier career stage than normal.

The new Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy at a special ceremony in London on 8 November, when each Fellow will sign the roll book. In joining the Fellowship, they will add their unique capabilities to the Academy’s mission to harness the power of engineering to create a sustainable society and an inclusive economy for all.

Royal Academy of Engineering welcomes 72 new Fellows

At its AGM on 20 September 2022 the Royal Academy of Engineering elected 72 leading figures in the field of engineering and technology to its Fellowship

Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “I am delighted to welcome such an array of enormously talented people to the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering. From industry and enterprise to education and government – both national and international – these are some of our most pioneering and distinguished engineers and technologists.

“In an uncertain world, one thing is certain – engineering skills, vision and leadership will play a crucial part in addressing the escalating domestic and global challenges that we face today. The combined connectivity, professionalism, experience and wisdom of the new Fellows who join us today will greatly enrich the expertise and support we can provide to the government and to society in general.”

The complete list of Fellows elected in 2022 (click to expand)

Fellows (FREng)

Professor Daniel Alexander

Professor of Imaging Science, Department of Computer Science, UCL; Co-Founder of Queen Square Analytics

Adrian Baguley

Deputy Chief Executive, Defence Equipment & Support, Ministry of Defence

Dawn Bonfield MBE

Director, Towards Vision; Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, King’s College London; Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering, Aston University

Simon Bowen

Nuclear Industry Advisor to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for BEIS

Professor Ian Chapman

CEO, UK Atomic Energy Authority

Professor Manish Chhowalla

Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science, University of Cambridge

Professor Peter Vivian Coveney

Professor of Physical Chemistry, UCL

Stuart Crooks CBE

Managing Director, Hinkley Point C

Kevin Daffey

Director of Governmental Application Engineering and Automation, Rolls-Royce Solutions

Professor Steve Dixon

Professor and Director of the Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics, University of Warwick

Professor Hongbiao Dong

Professor of Materials Engineering and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair, University of Leicester

Professor Suzanne Farid

Professor of Bioprocess Systems Engineering, UCL

Stephen Featherstone

Managing Director, Sachle Consultants Ltd; Chair, Fish Plate Joint Alliance; Non-Executive Director, CC Infrastructure Services

Professor Sebastian Geiger FRSE

Professor for Sustainable Geoenergy, Delft University of Technology

Kuldeep Gharatya

Head of Engineering, Major Programmes Directorate, TfL

Professor Mark Girolami FRSE

Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Cambridge; Chief Scientist, Alan Turing Institute

Professor Susan Gourvenec

Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technology, Intelligent and Resilient Ocean Engineering, University of Southampton

Antony Green

Hydrogen Director, National Grid

Professor Sai Gu

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (China), University of Warwick

Michael Haigh

Chair of the World Economic Forum Infrastructure Industries Governors and the former Chief Executive of Mott MacDonald

Professor Christopher Hancock FLSW

CTO and Founder, Creo Medical Group plc; Chair in Medical Microwave Systems Research, Bangor University

Dr Grahaeme Henderson OBE

Chair, ‘Together in Safety’ Global Shipping Industry Foundation

Graham Henley

Senior Vice President Engineering and Projects Capability, Shell

Professor Nicholas Higham FRS

Richardson Professor of Applied Maths and Royal Society Research Professor, University of Manchester

Professor David Hills

Professor of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

Brian Holliday

Managing Director, Siemens Digital Industries UK

David Holmes OBE

Advanced Project and Technologies and Manufacturing Director, BAE Systems-Air

Professor Brian Hoyle

Professor (part-time), University of Leeds

Professor Bassam Izzuddin

Professor of Computational Structural Mechanics, Imperial College London

Koray Kavukcuoglu

VP of Research & Technology, DeepMind

Professor Kin K Leung

Tanaka Chair in Internet Technology, Imperial College London.

Luke Logan

Director, Luke Logan Consulting Ltd

Wolf Mangelsdorf

Director, Global Head of Design, Technology and Innovation, Buro Happold

Professor Epaminondas Mastorakos

Hopkinson/ICI Professorship of Applied Thermodynamics, University of Cambridge

Professor David Mba

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise), UAL

Professor Derek McAuley

Professor of Digital Economy, University of Nottingham

Chris McDonald

Chief Executive Officer, Materials Processing Institute

Professor Iqbal Mujtaba

Professor of Computational Process Engineering, Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching & Quality, University of Bradford

Professor Arokia Nathan

Co-founder and Director, Cambridge Touch Technologies

Professor Conchúr Ó Brádaigh

Head of School and Chair of Materials Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Christine Ourmieres-Widener

Chief Executive Officer, TAP Portugal

Dr Yoge Patel

Chief Executive Officer and Owner, Blue Bear Group

Professor Adrian Podoleanu

Head of the Applied Optics Group, Professor of Biomedical Optics, University of Kent

Professor Honor Powrie

Senior Director, GE Aviation

Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon

Deputy Vice Chancellor University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Robert Savidge


Moazzam Shamsi

Global Director, Solutions Architecture, Emerson

Professor Qiang Shen FLSW

Professor of Computer Science and PVC, Aberystwyth University

Gaven Smith

Director General for Technology, GCHQ

Dr Uwe Stein

Director and Chief Engineer, Flowcopter Ltd; Knocktop Ltd

Professor Nikola Stosic

Chair in Positive Displacement Compressor Technology, City, University of London

Professor Danail Stoyanov

Professor of Robot Vision, UCL

Judith Sykes

Senior Director, Expedition Engineering

Professor James Roy Taylor FRS

Professor of Ultrafast Physics and Technology, Imperial College London

Professor Niki Trigoni

Professor and Head of the Cyber Physical Systems, University of Oxford

Professor Sergei Turitsyn

Professor and Director of the Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University

Alexander Van Someren

UK Chief Scientific Advisor National Security; Honorary Professor, University of Manchester

Henning von Spreckelsen

Director, Plastecowood Ltd

Chris Waldon

Chief Engineer and Deputy Director, STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production)

Professor Roger Woods

Professor of Digital Systems, Queen’s University Belfast

International Fellows (FREng)

Rebecca Enonchong

Founder and CEO, Appstech

Professor Andrea Goldsmith

Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Princeton University

Professor Chennupati Jagadish

Distinguished Professor, Australian National University

Dr Kinam Kim

Chairman of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics

Dr Mallikarjun Tatipamula

CTO, Ericsson Silicon Valley

Dr Grazia Vittadini

Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Rolls-Royce

Professor Guangwen Xu

President and Professor, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology

Honorary Fellows (HonFREng)

Dr Nike Folayan MBE

Chair and Co-Founder, Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers UK (AFBE-UK); Technical Director, WSP

Professor Hannah Fry

Professor in the Mathematics of Cities, UCL; author and presenter

Indro Mukerjee

Chief Executive Officer, Innovate UK

Damilola Ogunbiyi

CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy

Sir Patrick Vallance Kt KCB FRS FMedSci FRCP

Government Chief Scientific Adviser

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