Dr Lidia Galdino, (Research Associate, UCL Optical Networks Group) and Dr Nadia Abdul-Karim, (recent alumnus of UCL Department of Security and Crime Science) were both chosen from more than 500 nominations to make the list which features the UK’s top rising female stars of engineering.
Nominations were open to all women working in the engineering sector in Britain aged 35 and under. The initiative aims to shine a spotlight on future female leaders in engineering in the UK and to help increase the number of young people choosing careers in engineering.
The list this year, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), was announced to coincide with International Women in Engineering Day on Friday 23 June.
Dr Galdino said:
I would like to extend my appreciation to The Daily Telegraph and the Women’s Engineering Society for this recognition of my professional achievements. I have worked diligently to progress my career and, with the invaluable mentoring support I have received, I am now firmly on the path to successfully becoming a leading engineer in my own right. I wish to express my deepest gratitude to my hero, and mentor, Professor Polina Bayvel, whose guidance has helped me at each stage of my career.
Professor John Mitchell, UCL Engineering Vice Dean of Education said:
We are delighted to have two outstanding members from the UCL Engineering community feature in The Telegraph list of Top 50 Women in Engineering. It is so important that role models of this kind are available to girls and young women considering studying engineering. The success of Lidia and Nadia further strengths our resolve to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all wishing to study or work in engineering.