Principal's Lecture

Date: Saturday 12th October 2019

Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm

Location: Princess Hall

The Autumn Term Principal's Lecture will be given by Dame Sue Ion, Honorary President of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear.

Dame Sue chaired the UK Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board (NIRAB) until 2018 and represents the UK on a number of international review and oversight committees for the nuclear sector including the Euratom Science and Technology Committee which she chairs.

She is the only non-US member of the US Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee on which she has served since 2005. Dame Sue’s core expertise is in materials science and engineering associated with the nuclear sector.

She spent 27 years with BNFL, rising to the position of Chief Technology Officer in 1992, a post she held until 2006 when she assumed a number of mainly voluntary roles in Science and Engineering, including membership of the UK Council for Science and Technology and the Council of EPSRC.

Dame Sue has been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Materials at Imperial College since 2006 and an Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester since 2018.

She was Deputy Chair of the Board of the University of Manchester until September 2018 and currently is a Member of the Board of the University of Central Lancashire.

Dame Sue was Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering 2002-2008 and currently chairs its MacRobert Award judging panel. The MacRobert Award is the most prestigious award for UK engineering innovation and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019.

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 Sue Ion Photo