Steve Myers, director of accelerators and technology at CERN, has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Each year the academy honours the UK's most eminent engineers by electing up to 60 fellows from nominations made by existing fellows. This year’s new fellows were announced in July and they had the opportunity to meet at a dinner for newcomers on 5 November.
Myers is internationally recognised for his engineering contributions and leadership in the development of CERN’s particle colliders over the past 40 years, including the Intersecting Storage Rings, the Large Electron-Positron collider and the LHC. These complex machines depend on many branches of engineering, including civil, mechanical, electrical and informatics. In his current role at CERN, Myers is responsible for the exploitation of the LHC.