Honorary Fellowship 

Honorary fellowship is awarded for outstanding contributions in the field of physics or engineering applied to medicine or related biological science. Up to and including September 2015, 57 Honorary fellows or equivalent have been appointed to IPEM and its forerunner organisations.

The most recently appointed Honorary Fellows are:

  Professor Dr Willi Kalender (2015)
in recognition of 'his pioneering work, particularly on data acquisition, image reconstruction and dose management in CT'.
  Professor Marco Viceconti (2017)
in recognition of his work in musculoskeletal biomechanics and the use of subject-specific modelling to support the medical decision. 
Dr Allisy-Roberts receiving Honorary Fellowship Award from IPEM President Professor Steve Keevil  Dr Penelope Allisy-Roberts (2014)
in recognition of “outstanding contributions to ionising radiation metrology and to the medical physics profession."
 Professor Lionel Tarassenko

Professor Lionel Tarassenko (2014)
in recognition of “outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering and to the broader engineering community.”

 Professor Steve Webb receiving Honorary Fellowship Award from IPEM President Professor Steve Keevil

Professor Steve Webb (2014)
in recognition of “outstanding contributions to radiotherapy physics, to teaching and to scientific publishing”.





The full list of Honorary Fellows includes: 

  • Famous names from early 20th Century physics and engineering

  • Doctors who have recognised and nurtured the contribution of physical sciences and engineering to the practice of medicine

  • Names that are remembered in textbooks and come up in trainee exams

  • Fellows of the Royal Society

  • Names of people with few formal qualifications but great imagination and drive

  • Those of great moral character and leadership

  • Those who have given faithful and dedicated service 

What they have in common is that each one has made a positive and lasting impression on those around them.  

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