CNIE's Mark Miodownik awarded a MBE in the New Year’s Honours list

11 January 2018

Many congratulations to CNIE's Professor Mark Miodownik on receiving a MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s Honours list for services to Science, Engineering and Broadcasting. 

Mark is Professor of Materials & Society and Director of the UCL Institute of Making and leads CNIE's research theme on Dynamic Self-Organisation. 

The award of an MBE is the latest in a string of prestigious accolades for Mark based on his international reputation as a materials scientist, engineer and science communicator. His research includes animate matter, smart materials, and novel manufacturing methods and is being carried out in collaboration with industry, hospitals and charities. He has published two books, including the highly awarded Stuff Matters, and more than 100 research publications in a wide selection of journals. Mark also presents accessible science TV programmes for the BBC and has given the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture.

For more than 10 years he has championed research that links the arts and humanities to materials science. This culminated in the establishment of UCL’s Institute of Making where he is director and runs the research programme.

On hearing he had been awarded an MBE, Mark said: “I feel amazed and honoured to have my work recognised by the Queen. It would not have been possible without the brilliant support of all my colleagues at UCL Engineering”. 

CNIE's Mark Miodownik awarded a MBE in the New Year’s Honours list