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College Fellow awarded CBE for Services to Biomaterials Engineering

Serena Best

College Fellow and Professor of Materials Science, Serena Best, has been awarded a CBE for services to Biomaterials Engineering in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017.

Professor Best is co-director of the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials, which is developing next-generation medical materials to interact therapeutically with the body. Her research aims to expand the range and performance of bioactive scaffolds in clinical applications. She is Senior Vice President of the Institute of Materials, Mineral and Mining and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Professor Best says: “The honour reflects the impact of materials and engineering in the development of improved healthcare technologies. In receiving this award, I would also like to acknowledge the important contribution of the team in Cambridge.”

Two further Johnians featured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2017: 

Sir Peter Ribblesdale Thornton (1965), lately Chief Coroner, was awarded a Knight Bachelor for services to the Administration of Justice and the Coroner Service. 

Mr Aubrey John Adams (1967), Honorary Patron and Chair of Wigmore Hall, received an OBE for services to the Arts.