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Prof Dame Ann Dowling awarded Royal Society Royal Medal

last modified Aug 02, 2019 11:38 AM

Three Royal Medals are awarded annually by the Sovereign on the recommendation of the Council of the Royal Society. Prof Dame Ann Dowling joins other leading Fellows, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and geneticist and cell biologist Sir Paul Nurse, who have previously received the award.


Dame Ann is Professor of Mechanical of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where she served as Head of the Department of Engineering for five years from 2009. She is currently a Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and is the first female President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.


The Royal Medal has been awarded to Dame Ann for her leading research on the reduction of combustion emissions, aerodynamic noise, and the design of aircraft, alongside her distinguished services to engineering.