UK: Laura Bishop, an award winning renewable energy system design engineer and member of the Institute of Refrigeration, has been named in the Top 50 list of Women in Engineering.
Three other leading women from the refrigeration industry were named as runners up.
A director of Derby-based Infinitas Design, Laura Bishop has spent over 14 years’ working for blue chip companies including Bombardier Transportation, Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems, Babcock Intec and E.ON Connecting Energies. As a chartered mechanical engineer with the IMechE and a BSc in computer aided product design, Laura has also completed a MSc in renewable energy systems technology.
With a passion for delivering green solutions, Laura has led a number of projects including large scale ground source heat pumps.
Organised by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), and now in its fifth year, the annual Top 50 Women in Engineering awards celebrates women who have made a significant contribution within sustainability. Winning nominees were required to provide evidence of their successful support of UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals or the Net Zero Carbon Programme.
Although not making the top 50, three others from the refrigeration industry were named as runners-up: Linda McVittie, sales manager – Scotland at J & E Hall International, Catarina Marques, research fellow on smart energy at London South Bank University and Anne Flanagan, business development manager at Star Technical Solutions.