Dame Susan E Ion DBE OBE FRS FREng has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of IOM3.
Following her keynote presentation Materials Challenges To Deployment of 21st Century Nuclear Reactor Systems at the Energy Materials annual lecture organised by the IOM3 Energy Materials Group, Sue was presented a certificate confirming her new Honorary Fellowship status, by IOM3 President, Martin Cox.
Sue is an outstanding ambassador for IOM3 and the Honorary Fellowship acknowledges the significant contribution she has made to materials science and metallurgy.
Sue is a non-Executive Director on the Board of the Laboratory of the UK Health and Safety Executive and sits on the Scientific Advisory Group of the Department for Energy and Climate Change. She was a member of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (1994–2001), a member of the UK Council for Science and Technology (2004–2011), a member of Council for EPSRC (2005–2010) and Chaired the Fusion Advisory Board for the Research Councils (2006–2012).
She gained a first class honours from Imperial College in 1976, and a PhD in 1979, before joining BNFL where she was Group Director of Technology during 1992—2006. She was appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College in 2006, and of London South Bank University in 2011, and has been a member of the Board of Governors at the University of Manchester since 2004. She has held an Honorary Professorship at the University of Central Lancashire since the beginning of 2007.
Sue represents the UK on a number of international review and oversight committees for the nuclear sector including the Euratom Science and Technology Committee, which she Chairs, and the US Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Advisory committee. She was the UK's representative on the IAEA Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy during 2000–2006 and was Vice President and Member of Council for the Royal Academy of Engineering between 2002 and 2008. She was the Royal Academy of Engineering's representative on the UK Government's Energy Research Partnership.
Image: Dame Sue Ion was presented with her Honorary Fellow certificate before the Energy Materials annual lecture.