Female engineer working on quantum

Dame Helen AtkinsonThe Faculty of Engineering and Women in Engineering Network (WiN) are hosting a series of  ‘Conversations with the Faculty Ambassador for Women’ events which will provide Q&A focused conversations with high profile women in Engineering. These will be hosted by Professor Julie McCann, the Faculty Ambassador for Women.

Professor Dame Helen Atkinson is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the highest honour for an engineer in the UK, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (as a President’s nomination), a Fellow of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. She joined Cranfield University as Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing in September 2017.

In 2010 she won a national award as a Woman of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology for ‘Leadership and Inspiration to Others’. She was also made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2021 for services to Engineering and Education.

She has been a visiting professor at a number of universities across the world and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Liège for her international standing as a metallurgist and materials scientist.

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