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Professor Hannah Fry elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

30 September 2022

In recognition of her exceptional contributions to engineering and technology

Hannah Fry

Congratulations to Professor Hannah Fry who has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Fellowship represents the UK’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders. Each Fellow has made significant contributions to the profession, by pioneering new innovations, leading progress in business or academia, providing high level advice to government or promoting wider understanding of engineering and technology.

Professor Fry uses mathematical models to study patterns in human behaviour, particularly in an urban setting. Her research looks at a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism, and she has applied her work to advising organisations including governments, police forces, health analysts and supermarkets. Professor Fry is also a well-known presenter, engaging the UK public with mathematics in documentaries, radio shows, podcasts and talks.

On receiving the Fellowship, Hannah commented, 'I have a deep respect for the Royal Academy of Engineering so I am absolutely honoured and delighted to have been elected as a Fellow. The group includes such esteemed individuals and I am so proud and humbled to be included alongside them. I am deeply grateful for the recognition and look forward to the opportunity to play my part within this exceptional community.'

Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Engineering, said: “Royal Academy of Engineering Fellows give their time and expertise to advance excellence in engineering for the benefit of society. It is a reflection of their extremely hard work and dedication to the field, and I offer my congratulations to this year’s cohort.”

Sir Jim McDonald, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “I am delighted to welcome such an array of enormously talented people to the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering. From industry and enterprise to education and government – both national and international – these are some of our most pioneering and distinguished engineers and technologists.

“In an uncertain world, one thing is certain – engineering skills, vision and leadership will play a crucial part in addressing the escalating domestic and global challenges that we face today. The combined connectivity, professionalism, experience and wisdom of the new Fellows who join us today will greatly enrich the expertise and support we can provide to the government and to society in general.”