IOM3 Fellow receives honorary degree

28 Feb 2011

Institute Fellow Professor Helen Atkinson has received an honorary degree from the University of Li├Ęge, Belgium, in recognition of her career as a materials engineer and metallurgist.

She said of the award, 'I feel very honoured...Metallurgy is a wonderful subject. Metals
are critical to our everyday lives so anything we can do to improve
understanding is important.'

Professor Atkinson is Head of the Mechanics of Materials Group at the
University of Leicester. Her research interests include the formation of
semi-solid metals, which has application in laptop and mobile phone

Head of the Department of Engineering, Professor John Fothergill added, 'Her vision and
energy means she is a great inspiration to engineers across the UK.'


Further information

Press release from the University of Leicester

Professor Atkinson's homepage on the University of Leicester's website