IOP members receive New Year Honours

2 January 2015

Prof. Timothy Palmer, a fellow of the IOP, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year Honours.

Prof. Timothy Palmer

Prof. Palmer, who is Professor in Climate Physics at the University of Oxford, received the award for services to science. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was awarded the IOP’s Dirac Medal in 2014.

Four IOP members have been made Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBEs). They are: Ian Elgy, principal armour specialist at the Ministry of Defence, for services in support of military operations; Prof. Robert (“Robin”) Hamilton Millar, a fellow of the IOP, who is an emeritus professor at the Centre for Innovation and Research in Science Education at the University of York, for services to science education; affiliate IOP member Prof. Ian Mark Mills, Emeritus Professor of Chemical Spectroscopy at the University of Reading and Emeritus President, Comite Consultatif des Unites, for services to chemistry and metrology: and IOP fellow Gwen Parry-Jones, safety and assurance director, nuclear generation, at EDF Energy, for services to science and technology.

Three IOP members were made Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBEs). James Bowyer, senior executive officer at the Ministry of Defence, received the honour for services to defence; IOP fellow Prof. Patrick Gill, senior fellow, optical frequency and metrology at the National Physical Laboratory, received the MBE for services to science; and IOP fellow Prof. Martin Hendry, head of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow, received the MBE for services to public engagement in science.