The winners of the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year have been announced. The prizes were awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering with support from the Worshipful Company of Engineers. Five prizes of £3,000 were presented to early career engineers whose achievements are recognised as outstanding in a ceremony in London on 23 June 2016.
Congratulations to IOM3 member Dr T Ben Britton CSci MIMMM, Lecturer, Department of Materials, Imperial College London. Ben completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2010, researching titanium for aerospace applications. In 2012, he joined the Department of Materials at Imperial College London as a Nuclear Metallurgy Fellow.
Ben’s work on the engineering and materials science of commercially important alloys is vital to the aero-engine, nuclear and energy industries in the UK and overseas. In 2014, he won the IOM3 Silver Medal for ‘Outstanding contribution to materials science, engineering and technology by an individual under 30’. Last year, he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship and was also appointed a lecturer at Imperial.