During our International Conference in London last week, the Foundation presented its 2019 awards. Congratulations to the winners, who are all helping us engineer a safer world.
Grant Holder of the Year
Professor John Andrews, University of Nottingham.
John Andrews is among the world’s most prominent researchers regarding system safety and reliability, modelling and optimisation. He is the Royal Academy of Engineering and Network Rail professor of Asset Management at the University of Nottingham and the Director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Resilience Engineering Research Group. He has built his own discipline and founded and is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Risk and Reliability.
Ruth Boumphrey, Director of Research and Strategic Programmes at Lloyd’s Register Foundation said: “John understands what makes the Foundation different as a funder. He has grown his international connections and currently leads a consortium with partners in the US, Sweden, Norway and India and extending his research out of rail safety into nuclear and automotive. He understands the need to work with industry right from the beginning so that his research will have clear pathways to making the world a safer place. He comes to tell us about his ideas and works in partnership with us, and Lloyd’s Register Group, to maximise the impact of his work in its industrial applications.”
Student communicator of the year
Franz Richter, Imperial College London.
Tim Slingsby, Director of Education and Skills at Lloyd’s Register Foundation said: “Franz presentation was really clear and he drew the judges into the story being told through his passion and energy. He used lots of excellent images and metaphor to explain complex concepts to a general audience. He also had considerable flair, and a real stage presence that inspired the judges about the different future we could create.”
Rebecca Leong, UTP Malaysia.
Tim Slingsby, Director of Education and Skills at Lloyd’s Register Foundation said: “Rebecca’s digital poster was creative and made great use of cartoons and animation to communicate in a way that was very effective for a general public audience. It was also easy to understand and bridged the gap with real world issues of today.”