Congratulations To New Year Honours Recipients!

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Michelle Richmond FIET
We’re delighted that several of our Fellows and Members have been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s New Year Honours listing. 
Michelle Richmond FIET, Professor Hugh Griffiths FIET, Juergen Maier FIET, David Hughes FIET and Roger Medwell MIET were among those to receive honours.

Michelle Richmond
Michelle, our Director of Membership and Professional Development, has received an MBE for her work as an ambassador for women in engineering, for spearheading initiatives encouraging young people into STEM careers and for setting engineering standards.

A 1990 winner of our Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award, Michelle started working for the IET in 2006. Since then she’s taken executive responsibility for a range of our activities promoting the development of future and current engineers. These range from Faraday Challenge Days and the FIRST® LEGO® League competition for schoolchildren, to partnership programmes for businesses and academia and the launch of Registered Professional Electrician certification. She’s also been a champion for our programmes promoting diversity and inclusion in engineering.

Professor Hugh Griffiths
Hugh is a leading authority in the field of radar research and has received an OBE for his groundbreaking research in the continuing development of radar systems, including bistatic radar and its applications.

As well as being the Thales/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair of RF Sensors at University College London, he is a dedicated volunteer for the IET.
Throughout his career, he’s contributed as a member and chair of technical interest groups and honorary editor of professional peer-reviewed publications. He’s made similar contributions to the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, of which he was President from 2012-2014.

He received our A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize in 2012, awarded to aid his developmental research into the topic of the bistatic radar.

Juergen Maier
Juergen, Chief Executive of Siemens PLC, has received a CBE for services to UK/German relations. A proactive voice for UK manufacturing, he has helped bring high skilled jobs and investment to the UK.

David Hughes
David, Head of Uniper Engineering Academy, was awarded an MBE for services to education, in recognition of the work he has done in promoting and growing apprenticeship delivery.  

Roger Medwell
Roger, a Coventry and Warwickshire Local Network committee member and former chair, has received an MBE for his services to the community in Coventry, West Midlands.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipients! If you’ve received an award that you’d like to share, please email
Posted by Amy Wilson on Jan 9, 2019 3:46 PM Europe/London

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