engineering careers  Eleanor Stride becomes Royal Academy of Engineering fellow
engineering careers  Eleanor Stride becomes Royal Academy of Engineering fellow

Born to Engineer star Eleanor Stride joined 53 others, from robotics to other nano-drug experts, to become one of this year’s new Royal Academy of Engineering fellows.

Professor Stride said that it was an honour after RAEng had “a transformative effect” on her early career and that she owed a “huge amount” to the Academy for supporting her early research.

I hope that through [the fellowship] I can support the next generation of new engineers … I think one of the most important things we can do to encourage future engineers is to advertise the huge breadth of applications with which engineers are involved and the positive impact that they have.Eleanor Stride, professor of engineering science at the University of Oxford

Dr Eleanor Stride is a biomedical engineer working at Oxford University to develop revolutionary new methods for delivering chemotherapy drugs.


Watch Our Born to Engineer Video Featuring Biomedical Engineer Eleanor Stride

Eleanor works to create and control micro-bubbles which can be injected into the bloodstream of cancer patients, magnetically guided to the site of the cancer and then burst using ultrasound, releasing the chemotherapy drugs at the site of the cancer.


Royal Academy of Engineering 2017 Fellows

Eleanor Stride was among 53 new Royal Academy of Engineering fellows. The full list of this years fellows is as follows.

  • Professor Julian Allwood – Professor of Engineering and the Environment, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Don Arnone – Chief Executive Officer, TeraView Ltd
  • Christopher Barkley – Former Group Director, Engineering & Technology, Rolls-Royce plc
  • Dr Anthony Batchelor – Executive Chairman, GeoScience Ltd; Chairman, Camborne School of Mines Trust
  • Dr Michael Begg – Group Managing Director, Tesla Engineering Ltd (Storrington EquityCo Ltd)
  • Gordon Birrell – Chief Operating Officer, Production, Transformation and Carbon, BP plc
  • Dr Keith Bowers – Head of Tunnels, London Underground
  • Dr Andrew Carter – Chief Technology Officer, Oclaro Inc
  • Joan Cordiner – Technical and Change Manager, GBB Site; Global Risk Manager, Syngenta
  • Andrew Cowell – Managing Director, Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd
  • Professor David Cumming FRSE – Head, School of Engineering, and Chair, Electronic Systems, University of Glasgow
  • Mark Cutifani – Group CEO, Anglo American plc
  • Professor Michael Davies – Jeffrey Hamilton Collins Chair in Signal and Image Processing, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Andrew Davison – Professor of Robot Vision, Department of Computing, and Director, Dyson Robotics Laboratory, Imperial College London
  • Professor Mischa Dohler – Chair Professor in Wireless Communications, and Director, Centre for Telecommunications Research, King’s College London
  • Professor Alicia El Haj – Director, Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University
  • Air Vice-Marshal Graham Peter Farnell CB OBE – General Manager, NATO Eurofighter Tornado Management Agency (NETMA)
  • Mark Garrett – Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Member, Ricardo plc
  • Dr Caroline Hargrove – Technical Director, McLaren Applied Technologies
  • Dr Demis Hassabis – Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, DeepMind
  • Eric Hawthorn – Managing Director, Radio Design Ltd
  • Professor Morgan Heikal – Head of the Centre for Automotive Engineering, University of Brighton
  • Keith Howells – Group Chairman, Mott MacDonald Group Ltd
  • Rachel Hurst – Chief Operating Officer, Domino Printing Sciences plc
  • Professor Dr Uwe Krueger – Chief Executive Officer, WS Atkins plc
  • Professor Juergen Maier – Chief Executive, Siemens UK & Ireland
  • Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE FRSE – Chief Executive Officer, M Squared Lasers Ltd
  • Professor Ursula Martin CBE FRSE – Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford
  • Dr Pavel Matousek – Chief Scientific Officer, Cobalt Light Systems; Science and Technology Facilities Council Senior Fellow, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • Geoff McFarland – Group Head of Engineering, Renishaw
  • Dr Philip O’Donovan – Angel investor
  • Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea FRSE – Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Andrew Palmer CMG – Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin Lagonda
  • Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff CBE FRS – Research Professor in Chemistry, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Simon Pollard – Pro-Vice-Chancellor, School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University
  • Professor Richard Prager – Professor of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Tony Purnell – Head of Technology, British Cycling; Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Graham Reed – Professor of Silicon Photonics, University of Southampton
  • Professor Roger Reed – Professor of Engineering Science and Materials, University of Oxford
  • Ian Ritchey – Group Chief Engineer, Rolls-Royce plc
  • Professor Spencer Sherwin – McLaren Racing/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair and Professor of Computational Fluid Mechanics, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London
  • Dr Dame Angela Strank DBE – Head of Downstream Technology and BP Chief Scientist, BP plc
  • Professor Eleanor Stride – Professor of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
  • Professor Anne Trefethen – Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford
  • Dr Eben Upton CBE – Chief Executive Officer, Raspberry Pi (Trading)
  • Professor Paul Watson – Professor of Computer Science, Newcastle University
  • Professor Terry Wilkins – Professor of Nanomanufacturing Innovation, University of Leeds
  • Dr Sarah Williamson – Structural Engineering Leader and Technical Director, Laing O’Rourke
  • Professor Alexandre Yakovlev – Professor of Computer System Design, Newcastle University
  • Professor Antoni Ziolkowski FRSE – Professor of Petroleum Geoscience, University of Edinburgh
  • International Fellows:

  • Professor John Hennessy – Director of Knight-Hennessy Scholar’s Program, Stanford University
  • Chad Holliday – Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell Plc
  • Honorary Fellow:

  • David Gammon – CEO and founder, Rockspring
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