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Cambridge engineers recognised in King's Birthday Honours 2024

Cambridge engineers recognised in King's Birthday Honours 2024

Three academics from and affiliated to the Department of Engineering are featured in the King's Birthday Honours 2024, which recognises the achievements and service of people across the UK, from all walks of life.

Professor P John Clarkson

Professor P John Clarkson, Director of the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre and Co-Director of Cambridge Public Health receives a CBE.

Professor Clarkson, who is known for his research in health and care improvement, inclusive design and systems design, is honoured for his services to Engineering and Design.

He said: “I am delighted to receive this honour and thank all those extraordinary people I have had the pleasure to work with over the years who have supported me in so many interesting and transformative projects.”

Professor Peter Guthrie

Professor Peter Guthrie, Director of Research in Sustainable Development, receives a CBE for his services to Engineering.

Professor Guthrie’s research is focused on the assessment of large-scale projects for sustainability, resilience of infrastructure, and energy efficiency in buildings, and his work has included consideration of mixed developments, mining projects, housing, health, and educational buildings in UK and in developing countries.

He said: “I am delighted by this honour. I see it as an endorsement of the work I have been engaged in at the Royal Academy of Engineering and at the University of Cambridge to promote engineering and its contribution to society, and to drive sustainable development thinking into civil engineering practice. The work and the honour are shared with my superb colleagues and have been made possible by the unstinting support of my wife and family.”

Professor Ian White

Professor Ian White, Honorary Professor of Communications, receives a CBE for his services to Higher Education and Engineering.

Professor White is the current Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath. His research interests include photonics; optical communications; lasers; systems, technology, and devices for optical telecommunications.

He said: “I feel deeply fortunate to be recognised in this way and it means so much. I am acutely aware that it recognises the exceptional work of colleagues, students and partners throughout my career. I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to them.”

The University extends its congratulations to all academics, staff and alumni who have received an honour.

Adapted from a University of Cambridge news article.

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