IOM3 Fellows recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours

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2 Jan 2019

Congratulations to two Fellows of IOM3 who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2019 for their contribution within the materials sector.

Professor Sarah Hainsworth FIMMM FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and a Professor of Materials and Forensic Engineering at Aston University, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year 2019 Honours List for her services to Engineering and Forensic Science. Dr Jennifer Mary Schooling was also among those awarded an OBE as Director for the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, at the University of Cambridge, UK. Schooling was recognised for her services to Engineering and Digital Construction. 

Hainsworth won the Rosenhain Medal from IOM3 in 2008 in recognition of her distinguished achievement in the field of materials science and was nominated as one of the Women's Engineering Society's Outstanding Technical Women in 2009.

Professor Hainsworth said, 'This award is totally unexpected and I was surprised and absolutely delighted that my work has been recognised in this way.  As someone with a background in materials engineering, I would never have dreamt that I would end up working on stabbing, dismemberment and the remains of a 500-year-old king. It just shows the diversity of applications where expertise in Materials can be applied.'

Congratulations to both Sarah and Jennifer on this fantastic achievement.