Five IOP members receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

19 June 2017

Five IOP members or fellows have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Five IOP members receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Carlos Frenk, Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics at the University of Durham, receives a CBE for services to cosmology and the public dissemination of basic science. Frenk is a fellow of the Institute and received the IOP’s Hoyle Medal and Prize in 2010 and the 2017 Max Born Medal and Prize of the IOP and the German Physical Society.

Professor Anthony Fisher, consultant clinical scientist, head of department and director at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, receives an OBE for services to medical physics and clinical engineering. He is a fellow of the IOP. Rakesh Sharma, chief executive of Ultra Electronics, and an IOP member, receives an OBE for services to defence capability.

IOP fellow Professor Richard Hamilton Taylor, visiting professor in civil engineering at the University of Bristol, receives an MBE for services to engineering.

Five IOP members receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

IOP member Wendy Sadler receives an MBE for services to science, engineering, communication and engagement. Sadler, a science author, broadcaster and communicator who set up her own science communication company, Science Made Simple, of which she is founding director, was the IOP’s Schools Lecturer in 2002 and was a project scientist for the launch of the Institute’s Lab in a Lorry in 2005. In that year she received the IOP’s Young Professional Physicist of the Year Award. She is a lecturer in science communication and engagement at the University of Cardiff.