Royal Academy of Engineering welcomes 73 new Fellows

Royal Academy of Engineering welcomes 73 new Fellows

At its AGM on 19 September 2022 the Royal Academy of Engineering elected 73 leading figures in the field of engineering and technology to its Fellowship. The group consists of 60 Fellows, eight 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 continue to 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 commits the Academy to strive 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 28 November, when each Fellow will sign the roll book. In joining the Fellowship, they will lend their unique capabilities to achieving the Academy’s overarching strategic goal to harness the power of engineering to create a sustainable society and an inclusive economy for all.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says:

“Engineering is everywhere, but nowhere the same, and our new Fellows represent the great breadth and diversity of engineers who are striving to address some of the world’s most complex challenges – benefiting society and the economy in the process. From next generation power networks and water systems to quantum computing and artificial intelligence, our new Fellows are shaping the future.

“We live in an era of rapid change across our communities, our country, and of course our planet. Today we welcome to our Fellowship an inspiring group of people who are harnessing their creativity, courage and commitment to drive positive change in the world around us and we look forward to their contribution to our work.” 

The complete list of Fellows elected in 2023 is as follows:


Professor Timothy Abram FREng 

Professor in Nuclear Fuel Technology, The University of Manchester  

Jonathan Baggs FREng 

Head of Nuclear, ARC 

Desmond Balmforth FREng 

Director of Engineering and Project Management, Leonardo Electronics UK 

Professor Harish Bhaskaran FREng 

Professor of Applied Nanomaterials, Department of Materials, University of Oxford 

Professor Julian J Bommer FREng 

Senior Research Investigator, Imperial College London 

Professor Joseph (Joby) Boxall FREng 

Professor of Water Infrastructure Engineering, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield 

Professor Ruth Cameron FREng 

Head (Joint), Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge 

Professor Michael Clinch FREng 

Senior Consultant and Materials Group Leader, Innoval Technology 

Professor Richard Dawson FREng 

Professor in Earth Systems Engineering and Director of Research and Innovation, School of Engineering, Newcastle University  

Professor John Dear FREng 

Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London  

Peter Dearman FREng 

Independent Consultant 

Professor Robert Deaves FREng FLSW 

Senior Principal Engineer, Dyson; Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham 

Professor Vikram Deshpande FREng FRS 

Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Cambridge 

John Downes FREng 

Chief Information Officer, SSE Renewables 

Air Vice-Marshal Simon Ellard CB FREng 

Director Combat Air, Defence Equipment and Support, UK Ministry of Defence 

Professor Wenfei Fan FREng FRS FRSE 

Professor of Web Data Management, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh 

Professor Michael Fitzpatrick FREng 

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Lloyd’s Register Foundation Chair in Structural Integrity and Systems Performance, Coventry University 

Dr Rosemary Francis FREng 

Chief Scientist, High-Performance Computing, Altair  

Professor Alejandro (Alex) Frangi FREng 

Bicentennial Turing Chair in Computational Medicine, The University of Manchester 

Ian Funnell FREng 

Chair, National Nuclear Laboratory 

Professor Shaogang (Sean) Gong FREng 

Professor of Visual Computation, Queen Mary University of London 

Professor David Greenwood FREng 

CEO, WMG High Value Manufacturing Catapult and Director for Industrial Engagement at WMG 

Professor Ashwani Gupta FREng 

Distinguished University Professor, Minta Martin Professor of Engineering, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland  

Dr Marc Harper FREng 

Senior Director of Wireless Development, Microsoft 

Dr Simon Harrison FREng 

Group Head of Strategy, Mott MacDonald 

Dr Caroline Hazlewood FREng 

Group Manager, Flood and Water Management, HR Wallingford 

Professor Graham Hutchings CBE FREng FRS 

Regius Professor of Chemistry, Cardiff University 

Professor Robert Killey FREng 

Professor of Optical Communications Optical Networks Group, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London 

Professor Ahmed Kovacevic FREng 

Howden/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Compressor Technology, City, University of London 

Professor Stepan Lucyszyn FREng 

Professor of Millimetre-wave Systems, Imperial College London 

Dr Joshua Macabuag FREng

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Renew-Risk; Engineering Manager, Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID) 

Professor Malcolm Macdonald FREng FRSE 

Professor, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde 

Dr Andrew Mackintosh FREng 

Chair, UKI2S; Board member: ACF Investors and Thames Ventures VCT2 plc 

Professor Wyn Meredith FREng FLSW 

Director, The Compound Semiconductor Centre, IQE Plc and Cardiff University 

Professor Paul Needham FREng 

Head of Engineering for Air and Space Products and Chief Engineer for Historic Aircraft, BAE Systems  

Professor Bashar Nuseibeh FREng 

Professor of Computing, The Open University; Chief Scientist, Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre; Professor of Software Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland 

Professor Timothy O’Farrell FREng 

Chair in Wireless Communication, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield 

Professor William (Bill) O’Neill FREng 

Professor of Laser Engineering, University of Cambridge 

Professor Bikash Pal FREng 

Professor of Power Systems, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London 

Gwen Parry-Jones OBE FREng 

CEO, Great British Nuclear 

David Peattie FREng 

Group CEO, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority 

Professor David Phoenix OBE DL FREng 

Vice Chancellor and Group CEO, London South Bank University 

David Quarton FREng 

Visiting Professor and Senior Teaching Associate, University of Bristol; Independent Engineering Consultant, Renewable Energy 

David Riordan FREng 

Senior Technical Fellow, Spirit AeroSystems 

Dr Chris Robinson FREng 

Director, PCA Engineers Limited 

Professor Catriona Savage FREng 

Chief Technical Officer, Silverstream Technologies 

Professor Felix Schmid FREng 

Professor Emeritus of Railway Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham 

Professor Ashwin Seshia FREng 

Professor of Microsystems Technology, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge 

Dr Jon-Paul Sherlock FREng 

Executive Director, Manufacturing Technology Strategy, AstraZeneca 

Professor Barbara Shollock FREng 

Professor and founding Head, Department of Engineering, King’s College London 

Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan FREng 

Founder and President, PervasID Ltd 

Jack Stockdale OBE FREng 

Chief Technology Officer, Darktrace 

Dr Ken Sutherland FREng FRSE 

President and CEO, Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd 

Professor Ashutosh Tiwari FREng 

Royal Academy of Engineering/Airbus Research Chair in Digital Manufacturing, University of Sheffield 

Professor Iain Todd FREng 

Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield 

Mark Wild OBE FREng 

Chief Executive Officer, SGN (Scotia Gas Networks) 

Professor Daryl Williams FREng 

Professor of Particle Science, Imperial College London 

Professor Keith Worden FREng 

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield 

Dr William Andrew (Andy) Wright FREng 

Founder and Director, WAW Innovation 

Christopher Young FREng 

Group Chief Engineer, Rolls-Royce Group  

International Fellows  

Professor Nadine Aubry FREng 

Professor, School of Engineering, Tufts University; George and Virginia Bugliarello NAE International Secretary, U.S. National Academy of Engineering

Dr Pavel Cheben FREng 

Principal Research Officer, National Research Council, Canada 

Dr Dennis Ganendra FREng 

Chief Executive Officer and Director, MINCONSULT SDN BHD, Malaysia   

Professor Georgios Giannakis FREng 

Professor, McKnight Presidential Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, USA 

Dr Marlene Kanga AO FREng 

Director, iOmniscient Pty Ltd, Rux Energy Pty Ltd; Non-Executive Director, Endeavour Energy, Airservices Australia, Standards Australia

Professor Wolfgang Marquardt FREng 

Former Chair of the Board of Directors, (Vorstandsvorsitzender), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany 

Professor Richard Miller FREng 

Emeritus President, Olin College of Engineering; Founding Chair, Coalition for Transformational Education, USA   

Professor Viola Vogel FREng 

Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland  

Honorary Fellows 

Professor Jim Al-Khalili CBE HonFREng FRS 

Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in Public Engagement in Science, University of Surrey 

Dame Kate Bingham DBE HonFREng 

Managing Partner, SV Health Investors 

Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE HonFREng 

Co-Founder of; Non-Executive Director of Twitter; Chancellor of the Open University; Founder and Executive Chair of Doteveryone 

Dame Angela McLean DBE HonFREng FRS 

Government Chief Scientific Adviser 

Lord David Willetts PC HonFREng FRS 

President of the Resolution Foundation Chair, UK Space Agency, Innovate Cambridge and The Foundation for Science and Technology

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