Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours included knighthoods for Professor Thomas Walter Bannerman Kibble, CBE FRS Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London, for services to Physics, and Professor John Bernard Pethica, FRS FREng, Chief Scientific Adviser, National Physical Laboratory and Physical Secretary and Vice-President of The Royal Society for services to Science.
Dr Pamela Louise Makin, CEO BTG, becomes a Dame for the Life Sciences Industry.
The CBE goes to David James Gow, Inventor, I-Limb Hand, for services to Upper Limb Prosthetics.
The OBE goes to: Alexander David Beatty, Vice-President, Advanced Weapon Systems, Thales for services to the Aerospace and Defence Industries in Northern Ireland; Dr Paul Martin Hawkins, Managing Director and Chairman, Hawk-Eye Innovations for services to Technology and Sport; Dr Helen Elizabeth Mason, Reader in Solar Physics, University of Cambridge, for services to Higher Education and to Women in Science, Engineering and Technology; Anupam Ojha, Director, National Space Academy, for services to Science Education and Ms Belinda Parmar, CEO Lady Geek for services to Women in Technology.
The MBE goes to: Dr Robert Samuel Andrews, Commercial Director, EW Simulation Technology, for services to the Defence Industry; Professor William David Evans, Consultant Physicist and Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, for services to the NHS in Wales and Overseas, Mary Margaret, Grant Head of Science, Newry High School, for services to Education and to the community in Northern Ireland; James Walker Kane Chairman, J W Kane Engineering, for services to the Aerospace Industry in Northern Ireland; Professor Colin Robert McInnes, FREng FRSE Director, Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, for services to Space Research, Science and Technology; Robert Joseph Schukai, Global Head, Mobile Technologies, Thomson Reuters for services to British trade and investment and to promoting STEM education.
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