Professor Eileen Harkin-Jones OBE

Eileen is the Spirit AeroSystems-Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Composites Engineering at Ulster University (2014). Prior to that she was Professor of Polymer Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast.

She is a Fellow and Trustee of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to education. She has published in excess of 200 papers on advanced thermoplastics, won research funding of £18million and holds two UK awards for excellence in technology transfer.

Eileen actively promotes gender equality in STEM, co-chairing the Department for the Economy’s Women in STEM Steering group.