3 January 2024

IOM3 members recognised in King's New Year Honours

The New Year Honours List for 2024 recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK.

IOM3 congratulates the following members who have been recognised this year:

  • Professor Dame Molly Stevens FREng FRS CEng FIMMM, John Black Professor of Bionanoscience at the University of Oxford and Professor at Imperial College London, has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her outstanding services to medicine.
  • Catriona Schmolke CBE FREng CEng FIMMM, Chief Executive Officer of Charlie Five, is now a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her outstanding services to engineering. 
  • Mark Cutifani CBE FREng CEng FIMMM, former Chief Executive of Anglo American and a non-executive director of Total SA, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for outstanding services to investment in the global mining industry.

Professor Stevens noted, 'I would like to thank my incredible team of researchers and staff who inspire me every day towards the mission of transforming healthcare through biomaterials technologies. All the advances that we have made into the design of new biosensing, therapeutics and regenerative medicine technologies are the result of strong teamwork both inside the lab and through to our external collaborators and key industrial partners. A key focus has been, and will continue to be, designing effective yet accessible technologies that can help in democratising access to healthcare.'

On her CBE, Ms Schmolke says, 'I am so appreciative, thrilled and proud to have been honoured in this way for my contributions to engineering. Engineering is such an important contributor to society and I have been privileged to have witnessed this first hand in my professional career especially working on mine water pollution and climate resilience. I continue to raise the importance of sustainability, safety and wellbeing through my non-executive roles on business boards. The opportunity to give back has been a constant driver and I continue to champion female and underrepresented engineers. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering Trustee Board and witness the amazing innovation the world of engineering has to offer.'

Reflecting on his award, Mr Cutifani says, 'I feel honoured to be recognised for our work with Anglo American and as part of our contribution to mining and society more broadly. However, the greatest honour was to work with a team of people that really cared about what they do and the difference they were making. And to IOM3, thank you for the work the members do and the fine examples they are providing from people that do care and want to make a difference.'

Read the full New Year Honours List 2024