National and international honours

Knighthood

2014 Professor Dame 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

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 Gordon Duff Sir Gordon, Professor of Molecular Medicine and previously Medical Research Dean at the University, received his knighthood for "services to Public Health". In 2006, he led an inquiry into safety after the Northwick Park drugs trial that left six men seriously ill. His subsequent report contained 22 recommendations to increase safety in clinical studies.
2007 Professor Sir 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.
2002 Professor Sir Ian Kershaw Sir Ian, Emeritus Professor of Modern History, received his knighthood in 2002 for "services to History". He is also a fellow of the British Academy, of the Royal Historical Society, of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn.
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 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 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 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.
2008 Professor Ian Philp Founder of the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, Ian was awarded a CBE for "services to Healthcare". Professor Philp has been an advisor to the World Health Organisation, as well as the National Director for Older People in the Department of Health.
2007 Professor Stuart Tanner Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, Stuart was awarded a CBE for his contribution to medicine. Professor Tanner is a leader in childhood liver disease and his research has gained him international respect. He has also been recognised for his services to best practice within the NHS.
2004 Professor 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

2014 Professor Moira Whyte Professor Moira Whyte, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, was awarded an OBE for services to Respiratory Medicine.
2013 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.
2013 Mrs Kathryn Riddle Pro-Chancellor Kathryn Riddle of the University of Sheffield and Chair of NHS North of England has been awarded an OBE for her recognition of exemplary public service in higher education and health.
2011 Professor Chris Franklin Professor Associate in the School of Clinical Dentistry, Chris was awarded an OBE for services to Healthcare. He is Regional Postgraduate Dental Dean for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands and is an Honorary Consultant Pathologist, in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust.
2011 Professor 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 Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science, Tony was awarded an OBE in 2005 for "services to Science".
2005 Professor 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 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 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 Professor of Pure Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics
2014 Professor David Beerling Professor of Palaeoclimatology in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
2014 Professor Steven Armes Professor of Polymer and Colloid Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry
2012 Professor Patrick Fowler Professor of Theoretical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry
2010 Professor Paul Brakefield Professor of Evolutionary Biology in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
2010 Professor Peter Horton Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
2009 Professor Neil Hunter Professor of Biogenesis, Organisation and Function of Membranes and Krebs Chair in Biochemistry
2009 Professor Maurice Skolnick Professor of Condensed Matter Physics and Co-Director of the EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies
2008 Professor Christopher Hunter Professor in the Department of Chemistry and EPSRC Senior Research Fellow
2006 Professor Richard Jones Professor of Physics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation
2004 Professor Tim Birkhead Professor of Behavioural Ecology in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
2004 Professor Tony Cullis Professor of Semiconductor Nanocharacterisation in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
2002 Professor Philip Ingham Professor of Developmental Genetics and Director of the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics
2001 Professor Keith Burnett Vice-Chancellor of the University
1998 Professor J Philip Grime Emeritus Professor in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
1992 Professor Geoffrey Greenwood Emeritus Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
1990 Professor Sir David Read Emeritus Professor of Plant Science in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
1986 Professor Charles Stirling Professor in the Department of Chemistry
1986 Professor John Guest Emeritus Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
1984 Professor Peter Maitlis Emeritus Professor in the Department of Chemistry. He was also a member of the Royal Society Council from 1991 to 1993.
1977 Professor Bruce Bilby Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

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.

2010 Professor Mike Hounslow Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering
2008 Professor David Owens Professor of Control and Systems Engineering
2005 Professor Peter Fleming Professor of Industrial Systems and Control 
2005 Professor Keith Ridgway Professor of Design and Manufacture and Research Director for the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing
2003 Professor David Howe Emeritus Professor in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering
2003 Professor Derek Linkens Emeritus Professor in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering
2003 Professor Hywel Davies Emeritus Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
2001 Professor David Lerner Professor of Professor of Environmental Engineering 
2001 Professor Rod Smallwood Professor of Computational Systems Biology 
2001 Professor Geof Tomlinson Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and currently the Director of the Dainton-Boucher Institute
1993 Professor Ray Allen Professor of Chemical Engineering
1978 Professor Jim Swithenbank Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering