National and international honours

Knighthood

2014

Professor Dame Pamela Shaw

Pamela Shaw

Professor Pamela Shaw, Professor of Neurology has been given a Damehood in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to neurosciences including revolutionary research in pioneering treatments for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Professor Shaw, also a consultant neurologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, is the director of the University’s Sheffield Institute for Translational Neurosciences (SITraN), an £18m research facility bringing together 150 international clinicians and scientists to fight crippling diseases such as MND.
2013

Professor Sir Keith Burnett

Keith Burnett

Professor Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield is an eminent atomic physicist who has played an important role in developing science policy in the UK. He is a member of the Council of Science and Technology reporting to the Prime Minister and has offered independent advice on issues such as postgraduate education.

Professor Keith Burnett has been awarded a knighthood for services to science and higher education. As Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield since 2007, Professor Burnett leads a University which combines world-class scholarship with the highest quality teaching. He has also focused attention on the impact of a civic university on wider society, and particularly its city and region. In 2011 the University of Sheffield was named the Times Higher Education University of the Year.

2007

Professor Sir David Read

David Read

Sir David, Emeritus Professor of Plant Science in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, received his knighthood for "services to Biological Science". He has spent the last 40 years working at the University and was formerly the Biological Secretary and Vice-President of the Royal Society.
2001 Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms Honorary Professor in the School of Law, Sir Anthony was knighted for "services to the Criminal Justice System". He was also elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1997, awarded the Sellin-Glueck Prize of the American Society of Criminology in 1996.

CBE

2014

Professor Tony Crook

Tony Crook

Professor Tony Crook, former University of Sheffield Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Town and Regional Planning has been awarded a CBE in recognition of his outstanding commitment to work on housing research and policy, as well as his public service as the Chair of the National Housing and Homelessness Charity, Shelter.
2014

Professor Kate Gerrish

Kate Gerrish

Professor Kate Gerrish, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, has been given a CBE in recognition of her unique contribution to nursing. Since 2000 Professor Gerrish has held pioneering joint posts between the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Hallam University, and has been at the forefront of developing national clinical academic training programmes helping nurses, midwives and allied health professionals gain skills and expertise in research.
2012

Professor Keith Ridgway

Keith Ridgway

Professor of Design and Manufacture and Executive Dean of Manufacturing at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI), Keith was awarded an CBE in the 2012 New Years honours list.
2004

Professor Keith Burnett

Keith Burnett

Vice-Chancellor of the University, Keith was awarded a CBE for "services to Physics" in 2004 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001. Before moving to Sheffield, he was Head of the Division of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences at the University of Oxford.

OBE

2013

Tony Pedder

Tony Pedder

Pro-Chancellor Tony Pedder has served as a Member of the University's governing body - the University Council - since 2005. He is a Chair of the Board of the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and is a passionate supporter of the University's work in partnership with local and international business.
2011

Professor Geof Tomlinson

Geof Tomlinson

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Geof was awarded his OBE for services to technology. He is currently Director of the Dainton-Boucher Institute (the DBI), which is acting as a hub for research developments in Singapore, and is an Adviser to the Malaysian Government on Aerostructures Manufacturing.
2006

Professor Tony Ryan

Tony Ryan

Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science, Tony was awarded an OBE in 2005 for "services to Science".
2005

Professor Gillian Gehring

Gillian Gehring

Emeritus Professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy, Gillian received an OBE in 2005 for "services to Physics and Equal Opportunities". Among her many professional activities, Professor Gehring is a member of the editorial board of the New Journal of Physics.
2005

Professor Keith Ridgway

Keith Ridgway

Professor of Design and Manufacture and Research Director for the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, Keith was awarded an OBE in the 2005 Birthday honours list for "services to the UK Manufacturing Industry".

Canon

2003

The Reverend Canon Professor Loveday Alexander

Loveday Alexander

Professor in the Department of Biblical Studies, Loveday is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church and in 2003 was appointed Canon-Theologian at Chester Cathedral.

Fellows of the Royal Society (FRS)

The Royal Society is the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, and has been at the forefront of enquiry and discovery since its foundation in 1660. The backbone of the Society is its Fellowship of the most eminent scientists of the day, elected for life by peer review and entitled to use FRS after their name. Each year the Royal Society awards 44 Fellowships to the best scientists in recognition of their scientific achievements. Throughout its history, the Society has promoted excellence in science through its Fellowship and Foreign Membership, which has included Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein, Dorothy Hodgkin, Francis Crick, James Watson and Stephen Hawking. Our Fellows are listed below:

2014

Professor Tom Bridgeland

Tom Bridgeland

Professor of Pure Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics
2014

Professor David Beerling

Dave Beerling

Professor of Palaeoclimatology in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
2014

Professor Steven Armes

Steve Armes

Professor of Polymer and Colloid Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry
2012

Professor Patrick Fowler

Patrick Fowler

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry
2010

Professor Peter Horton

Peter Horton

Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
2009

Professor Neil Hunter

Neil Hunter

Professor of Biogenesis, Organisation and Function of Membranes and Krebs Chair in Biochemistry
2009

Professor Maurice Skolnick

Maurice Skolnick

Professor of Condensed Matter Physics and Co-Director of the EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies
2006

Professor Richard Jones

Richard_Jones

Professor of Physics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation
2004

Professor Tim Birkhead

Tim R Birkhead

Professor of Behavioural Ecology in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
2004

Professor Tony Cullis

Tony Cullis

Professor of Semiconductor Nanocharacterisation in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
2001

Professor Keith Burnett

Keith Burnett

Vice-Chancellor of the University
1998

Professor J Philip Grime

Philip Grime

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
1990

Professor Sir David Read

David Read

Emeritus Professor of Plant Science in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
1986

Professor Charles Stirling

Charles Stirling

Professor in the Department of Chemistry
1986

Professor John Guest

John Guest

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
1984

Professor Peter Maitlis

Peter Maitlis

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Chemistry. He was also a member of the Royal Society Council from 1991 to 1993.

Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng)

The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national academy of engineering. The Academy brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. Election to The Academy is by invitation only with up to 60 Fellows are elected each year from nominations made by existing Fellows.

2012 Professor Jie Zhang Professor of Wireless Systems
2011

Professor Allan Matthews

Allan Matthews

Professor of Surface Engineering
2010

Professor Mike Hounslow

Mike Hounslow

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering
2008

Professor David Owens

David Owens

Professor of Control and Systems Engineering
2005

Professor Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming

Professor of Industrial Systems and Control 
2005

Professor Keith Ridgway

Keith Ridgway

Professor of Design and Manufacture and Research Director for the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing
2003

Professor Derek Linkens

Derek Linkens

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering
2003

Professor Hywel Davies

Hwyel Davies

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
2001

Professor David Lerner

David Lerner1

Professor of Professor of Environmental Engineering 
2001

Professor Rod Smallwood

Rod Smallwood

Professor of Computational Systems Biology 
2001

Professor Geof Tomlinson

Geof Tomlinson

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and currently the Director of the Dainton-Boucher Institute
1993

Professor Ray Allen

Ray Allen
Professor of Chemical Engineering
1978

Professor Jim Swithenbank

Jim Swithenbank

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering