Professor Dame Ann Dowling was among seven women at the forefront of science, engineering and technology who were honoured last week at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London.
The range and quality of nominations this year was exceptional, demonstrating the breadth of women's contribution and impact across all areas of science, engineering and technology.Lord Willis of Knaresborough, chair of the panel of judges
Professor Dowling was a winner in the UKRC's Women of Outstanding Achievement awards, which recognise women who are "an inspiration to others".
The UKRC is the UK's lead organisation for the provision of advice, services and policy consultation regarding the under-representation of women in science, engineering, technology and the built environment.
Professor Dowling, Head of the Department of Engineering, received the Inspiration and Leadership in Academia and Research Award.
The winners were chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by Lord Willis of Knaresborough, who said: "The range and quality of nominations this year was exceptional, demonstrating the breadth of women's contribution and impact across all areas of science, engineering and technology."
A key part of the awards is the unveiling of the seven winners' photographic portraits. To view an online slideshow of these click here.