Professor Anne Neville's outstanding research record recognised

Professor Anne Neville, Director of the Institute of Functional Surfaces at the University of Leeds, has received the James Clayton Prize from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Professor Neville is pictured receiving the 2016 Prize from the Institution’s president, Jon Hilton.


The Prize is awarded for exceptional contribution to mechanical engineering or related fields and is the most prestigious award the Institution presents to its members. The first winner, in 1945, was engineer and aviator Frank Whittle who led the creation of the jet engine.

Professor Neville said: “For me personally, this is one of the major highlights in my career. It makes me incredibly proud to see my name among some of the great UK engineers. It is great to see mature fields like corrosion and tribology producing the some of the best engineering science and tackling current engineering problems. This is only possible by having some of the most fantastic PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and collaborators.  I have been very lucky to work with some really talented engineers and scientists across disciplines.”

Read more about why Professor Neville was chosen to receive the Prize.

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