New Years Honours within the NFI Community

The New Year’s honors list is published by the UK’s Cabinet Office and recognizes British people for excellence in a spectrum of pursuits, ranging from arts and athletics to science and politics.

Two members within the Nuclear Futures Institute community have recieved honours as part of the 2021 list.

Professor Robin Grimes, a member of the Nuclear Futures Institute advisory board and supervisor of two current NFI academics PhDs, was made a Knight Bachelor for services to UK Resilience and International Science Relationships. Professor Grimes has served as Chief Scientific Adviser (Nuclear) for the Ministry of Defence and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Professor Grimes continues to play an active part in building engagement with scientists across the world, including Japan, Argentina and India. He was elected Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society in 2021.

Dr Norman Waterman, who working with Sian Hope from Bangor University, helped to set up the NFI by linking it with Hitachi-GE and Imperial College, received an MBE For services to Materials, Manufacturing and Nuclear Engineering. The NFI meetings room at Dean Street is named the Waterman Room in his honour and acknowledging the key role he played in its inception.

Congratulations to Robin and Norman for their achievements.

Prof. Robin Grimes Kt
Dr. Norman Waterman MBE