Imperial professor awarded French honour


Professor Erol Gelenbe

Imperial professor Erol Gelenbe has been awarded the honour of Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Merite.

Announced in May 2019, professor Erol Gelenbe FIEEE FACM FIET FRSS has been awarded the Honour of Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Merite (Commander of the National Order of Merit of France) by decree of President Emanuel Macron, for services to higher education and research.

The Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Merite is an extremely prestigious and competitive honour awarded to French citizens and foreign nationals for civil and military merits. Professor Gelenbe was one of only two academics receiving the honour this year.

Erol Gelenbe, who is a Fellow of the National Academy of Technologies of France, of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Belgium, and of several other national academies, is currently a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, having retired from his position as Dennis Gabor Professor in the EEE Department in 2019.

His research spans multiple domains including cyber security. He is renowned for inventing and applying mathematical models of computer systems and networks, and for pioneering research on Computer and Network Performance.

This is not the first national honour Professor Gelenbe has been awarded. In 2014 he was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), the highest order of merit available for civil and military merits, as well as Commander of the Order of Merit of Italy in 2005.


Max Swinscow-Hall

Max Swinscow-Hall
Institute for Security Science & Technology