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Dr Ralf Speth FREng - R&D investment makes good business sense

Michael Kenward OBE

In five years as CEO, Dr Ralf Speth FREng has increased investment and R&D at Jaguar Land Rover, overhauled the company’s production facilities, and incorporated energy-saving technologies and new materials

Issue 63

Michelle McDowell MBE FREng

Michael Kenward OBE

Michelle McDowell is a civil engineer known for her user-centered design approach; she has led on a portfolio of large-scale construction projects including the restoration of the Royal Albert Hall

Issue 62

Professor Mark Miodownik FREng - His marvellous materials

Michael Kenward OBE

Professor Mark Miodownik’s fascination with materials and their properties has led to a career as both a successful researcher and a high-profile communicator of science and engineering in the media

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Professor William Webb FREng - A strategic thinker

Michael Kenward OBE

William Webb FREng kick-started his career by changing the way wireless communications carry data

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Judith Hackitt CBE FREng - Culture of Safety

Michael Kenward OBE

Safety has been a constant theme in a career that has taken Judith Hackitt from running large processing plants to chairing the UK’s Health and Safety Executive

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Nick Cooper FREng - Applying Newton's Laws

Michael Kenward OBE

Nick Cooper talks about his passion for applying the basic laws of physics to solve diverse engineering problems

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David Braben FREng - An Elite Entrepreneur

Michael Kenward OBE

An early interest in computing led to a career designing award-winning and profitable games as well as helping co-found the Raspberry Pi Foundation

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Professor Chris Wise FREng - Trailblazing engineer

Michael Kenward OBE

Professor Chris Wise has a successful career in civil engineering and now teaches university undergraduates about architecture, design and structural engineering

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Jane Atkinson FREng - Licence to troubleshoot

Michael Kenward OBE

Jane Atkinson built an international career commissioning and troubleshooting steel plants; she now oversees a sustainable energy business

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Sir David McMurtry FREng FRS - Turning patents into profits

Michael Kenward OBE

In coming up with a solution that helped aircraft to take off McMurtry also launched a business that has transformed modern manufacturing.

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Sir Christopher Snowden FREng FRS - A business-like approach to learning

A business-like approach to learning

A leading researcher in semiconductor technology and director of several successful businesses, Sir Christopher uses his expertise to make UK universities more competitive.

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Richard Parry-Jones CBE FREng - Not the retiring type

Michael Kenward OBE

After a 38-year career spanning R&D, technology and manufacturing leadership at Ford, Parry-Jones is now bringing his expertise to Network Rail in his new role as Chairman.

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