Fellows and awards

From ground-breaking research centres and groups to pioneering academics, dedicated professional staff and outstanding students, Surrey is home to a wide range of award-winning individuals in a variety of fields.

University Honours, Prizes, and Awards

Queen’s Anniversary Prize

  • Food and Nutrition for Health (2017)
  • Safe drinking water and sanitation (2011)
  • Ion beams and optoelectronic devices (2002)
  • Engineering for the space industry (1996)

Find out more about the Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Regius Professorship in Electronic Engineering (awarded in 2013)


The Order of Australia (Officer in the General Division)


Academia Europaea

Academy of Medical Sciences

Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

British Academy

Member of ESRC Council

European Ceramic Society

Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Higher Education Academy

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3)

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Institution of Engineering and Technology

International Academy for the Study of Tourism

The Learned Society of Wales

Royal Astronomical Society

Royal Geographical Society

Member of UK Research and Innovation Board

Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF)

The World Academy of Sciences

World Fellow of International Committee of Composite Materials (ICCM)


United Nations World Tourism Organisation Ulysses Prize (2019)

Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Paediatric Oncology (2018)

James Joule Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics (2018)

IET Achievement Medal Award (2018)

Hillary Laureate Award for Exceptional International Leadership (2016)

Rank Prize for Optoelectronics (2014)

  • Professor Alf Adams (alongside three others for their pioneering work on strained-layer laser structures)

Sir Bernard Crick Prize for Outstanding Teaching from the Political Studies Association (2012)

IoM3 Verulam Medal and Prize (2008)