Loughborough Alumni


1 Dec 2016

Loughborough Alumna recognised for services to Engineering

Dr Phebe Mann studied at Loughborough University for a Masters Degree in Construction Management in 1984-85.

On 29 November 2016, Phebe was welcomed to Bradford College for an unveiling of a portrait, noting her exceptional dedication to engineering and encouragement of women into STEM.

The photographic portrait was unveiled as part of the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) event. The portrait was initially commissioned for Dr Mann as part of a ‘Women of Outstanding Achievement’ award in 2011.

Her portrait is situated alongside a sculpture of Sir Edward Appleton, Nobel Prize winner for the scientific discovery of the “Appleton Layer”.

As well as gaining degrees in various subjects from several universities, Phebe is the first and only woman to hold six professional engineering qualifications concurrently in the UK. The portrait celebrates her success and dedication and will act as a reminder to women that they can be successful in STEM industries.

Dr Mann currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London in their School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering as well as being a strong advocate of women into STEM subjects and roles.

Phebe’s portrait can be seen on the 5th floor of Bradford College’s David Hockney Building.

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