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OE Sir Ian Chapman Knighted

Congratulations to Sir Ian Chapman on his knighthood for his extraordinary service on global fusion energy.

Ian Chapman (9031) has been knighted and became a fellow of Royal Society on the same day. Ian was named in King Charles III’s first New Years Honours list and was knighted for services to global fusion energy by the Prince of Wales.

His investiture took place at Windsor Castle on 10 May – the day he obtained his Royal Society fellowship. Around 1,800 distinguished scientists and engineers make up the fellowship of the Royal Society, with existing members selecting new ones. The fellowship promotes the impact and benefit of scientific discovery and inclusion in its ranks is seen as a great honour.

Ian has, since 2016, been chief executive officer of the UK Atomic Energy Authority in Oxfordshire – a UK government research organisation with more than 2,000 scientists and engineers, and can boast the world’s most powerful operating fusion device. Fusion energy has the potential to be a carbon-free, effectively limitless source of energy in the future.

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