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UCL East Director Prof Paola Lettieri named as Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow

22 September 2021

Prof Paola Lettieri, Director of UCL East, has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), along with three other UCL academics, in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.

Photo of Paola Lettieri in front of a UCL East pull up banner

The RAEng Fellowship represents the nation’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and industry leaders, with around 50 Fellows joining the roll call each year.

The RAEng Fellows give their time and expertise voluntarily to advance and promote excellence in engineering for the benefit of society. Ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2026, the Academy announced a Fellowship Fit for the Future initiative last year to drive more nominations of outstanding engineers from underrepresented groups.

Professor Paola Lettieri (UCL Chemical Engineering and UCL East) said: “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured to have been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. I am very grateful to all the research colleagues and partners who I have had the privilege to work with over the years. This award recognises the contribution to society of all our work.”

Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Engineering, said: “I’m delighted to celebrate the achievements of the professors elected to the Fellowship, particularly after such a challenging year. Their admissions reflect each of their extremely valuable contributions to the world of engineering and I am excited to see what is in store for these leaders in the future.”

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