WE50 2024 – Enhanced By Engineering

Dr Chika Judith Abolle-Okoyeagu, Head of Department, Robert Gordon University
Carolyn Ainsworth, Deputy Director Engineering, National Cyber Security Centre
Nike Amiaka, Technical Professional Leader – Safety (Consultant), Kellogg Brown & Root
Maira Bana, CFD Manager, RED Engineering Design
Elva Bannon, Research and Engineering Manager, Wave Energy Scotland
Danielle, Software Engineer, GCHQ
Professor Luiza C. Campos, Professor of Environmental Engineering, University College London
Dr Michele Cano, Head of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of West of Scotland
Harpreet Kaur Chahal, Project Manager, HDR Inc.
Helen Davis, Engineering Manager & Lead Supervising Civil Engineer, Binnies
Ciara Doherty, Project Manager, Babcock Rail
Professor Judith Driscoll, Professor, University of Cambridge
Ghada Elsheikh, Associate, HDR Inc.
Kim Everitt, Transport Systems Engineer, Energy Systems Catapult
Nabihah Ghufoor, Engineer, Arup
Tina Glover, Technical Director, Project Centre
Catherine Gruber, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Mott MacDonald
Dr Abigail Hathway, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield
Dr Emma Hellawell, Principal Engineer, LEAP Environmental
Dr Charlotte Higgins, Associate Director, Arup
Hiba Khan, Civil Engineer, Mott MacDonald
Charlotte Kidd, Design and Development Engineer, Renishaw Neuro Solutions
Dr Desen Kirli, Elizabeth Georgeson Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Alexandra Koutsouki, Senior Bridge Engineer, Arup
Voon Lai, Senior Associate EICA Engineer, Mott MacDonald
Amanda Lake, Head of Carbon and Circular Economy – Water Europe, Jacobs
Marxileni Lapuz, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Black&White Engineering
Huyen Le, Doctorial Researcher, Loughborough University
Dr Cristina-Steliana Mihailovici, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, LJMU International Study Centre
Natalia Narożańska, Lead Simulation Engineer, Evolito Ltd
Ada Nwadigo, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Jona Infrastructure Advisory & Eng Trepreneur
Dr Paula Palade, AI Ethics Senior Technical Specialist, Jaguar Land Rover
Misha Patel, DPhil Student, University of Oxford
Muneebah Quyyam, Senior Engineer, AtkinsRealis
Sanaa Rashid, Space Systems Engineer, Astroscale
Helen Rowe, Structures and Tunnels Asset Manager, Kent County Council
Barbara Sacha, Partner, Cundall
Deeksha Sampath, Technology Transfer Engineer, Warwick Manufacturing Group
Rachel Sandham, Associate Director, Arup
Dr Ekaterina Sergeeva, Functional Safety Manager, Battery System Engineering Product Advisor, Accelera by Cummins
Victoria Sharpe, Managing Director, Exstent Limited
Amy Shaw, Fens Flood Risk Manager, Environment Agency
Dr Shini Somara, Fluid Dynamicist and Broadcaster, eSTEAMd Media
Jacqueline Chinwe Stephen, Future Energy Leader, World Energy Council
Melanie Thrush, Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer, Arup
Katie Tidd, Materials Engineer in Engineering Analysis, Evolito Ltd
Dr Rebecca Wade, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Abertay University
Emily Walport, Materials Engineer, Arup
Claire Watson, Water Utilities Delivery Director, Binnies
Seren White, Survivability Engineer, Defence Equipment and Support

The 2024 WE50 Judges are: 

  • Danielle George Head Judge
  • Laura Shrieves Board
  • Mamta Singhal Board
  • Ama Frimpong WE50 winner
  • Zainab Adigun YWE
  • Natalie Desty STEM Returners
  • Nike Folayan AFBE
  • Julie McManus Leonardo
  • Rachael Meadows Dyson Institute
  • Mike Ralph NHS Scotland (via IMechE)
  • Andy Graham Amodo Design
  • Kate Tomes Indicatura
  • Paula Stevenson Prodrive
  • Tracey Cameron Biffa

The Top 50 highly commended finalists were:

  • Dr Fauzia Idrees Abro, Director Postgraduate Education in Cyber Security, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Abisola Ajani, Process Technology Engineer, Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Dr Farida Amrouche, Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University
  • Carol Andrews, Associate Director, Arup
  • Divya Baji, Senior Manufacturing Engineer & Project Lead, BD Medical
  • Dr Ronita Bardhan, Associate Professor of Sustainable Built Environment, Cambridge University
  • Julia Barr, Commercial Manager, Mott MacDonald
  • Jackie Bell, Principal Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London
  • Alison Benn, Project Director, AstraZeneca
  • Ana Campos, Associate, Arup
  • Julia Cantel, Nuclear Safety Engineer, EDF UK
  • Victoria Corder, Principal Process Engineer, Haleon
  • Monica Corso Griffiths, Head of Design & DCO, National Highways
  • Lucy Davies, Aerospace Engineer, Technical Manager, BAE Systems
  • Iona Davis, Principal Engineer, Port of Dover
  • Katy Deacon, Director, Towards Belonging Ltd
  • Alyson Downham, Engineering Performance Manager, Thales
  • Katherine Evans, Founder, Bold as Brass
  • Dr Cordelia Mattuvarkuzhali Ezhilarasu, Senior AI Research Scientist, SLB Cambridge Research
  • Deborah Fadeyi, Sustainability Manager, Aerospace Technology Institute
  • Emma Francois, Associate, Whitby Wood
  • Dr Priyanka Ghosh, Advanced Research Engineer, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)
  • Dr Dawn Gilbert, Lead Engineer, Defence Equip & Support
  • Dr Sarah Glanvill, Lead Materials Scientist, Renishaw Plc
  • Eleanor Green, Associate, Arup
  • Tarryn Greenlaw, Safety and Assurance Engineer, Thales
  • Alexandra Herd, Lifecycle Data Engineer, Elekta Ltd
  • Nicole Jelliss, HO Landing Gear Engineering, Airbus
  • Dr Modupe Olufunmilayo Jimoh, Associate Professor of Civil and Humanitarian Engineering, University of Warwick
  • Dr Laura Lacey, Senior Lecturer in Military Aviation Safety and Airworthiness, Cranfield University
  • Dr Yi Liu, Lecturer in Polymer Processing, Loughborough University
  • Dr Helen Lockett, Senior Lecturer in Engineering, The Open University
  • Dr Lin Ma, Lecturer, University of Manchester
  • Kathryn Malcolm, Global Engineering Associate Project Manager, AstraZeneca
  • Geeta Morar, Technical Safety and Assurance Manager, Thales
  • Louise Morris, Associate Acoustician, AtkinsRéalis
  • Rossella Nicolin, Head of Sustainability, Laing O’Rourke
  • Fiona Paine, Structures Programme Manager – Development, Kent County Council
  • Mhairi Porteous, Senior Engineer, Fairhurst
  • Jacintha Pyke, Technical Support Manager, Ingersoll Rand
  • Mairéad Reid, Student, University of Glasgow
  • Rebecca Ridler, Project Engineer, Synoptix
  • Vasantha Samaranayake, Delivery Director in Consultancy, Binnies
  • Jamila Thompson, Construction Technical Vendor Manager, Amazon
  • Dr Manuela Paulina Trejo Ramirez, Research Fellow, University of Warwick
  • Dr Christiana Udoh, Associate Consultant, AT Kearney
  • Judith Ward, Program Director (Quality), Mott MacDonald
  • SSgt Vanessa Watson, SSgt Artificer, 1 Regiment AAC Workshop, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  • Rosa Wells, FE Principal & Dean for STEM, University College Birmingham
  • Dr Liana Zoumpouli, Research Associate, University of Bath