Sue Dunkerton awarded OBE for Services to Health and Engineering


TWI is pleased to announce that their former Associate Director, and advanced materials specialist, Sue Dunkerton has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List with an OBE for her Services to Health and Engineering.

Sue worked at TWI for over 34 years, building their engineering capabilities across a wide range of materials and sectors, not least aerospace and medical. Her work in medical devices included establishing the Medical Devices Faraday Partnership, helping to evolve this to the HealthTech and Medicines KTN, and ultimately into the Technology Strategy Board’s Knowledge Transfer Network. In manufacturing, Sue’s role in the UK and European Platforms for Manufuture helped recognition for a strong manufacturing capability in the UK, in line with TWI’s development of key process technologies.

Sue said, ‘I was truly surprised and honoured by the award, much of which is down to my work and that of the people I worked with at TWI. I am grateful for the contributions of colleagues and friends over the years.’

Sue Dunkerton is currently a Director at the Knowledge Transfer Network and is based in Great Shelford, Cambridge.

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