Each year, up to 60 Fellows are typically elected to the Fellowship as well as up to 10 International and five Honorary Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.
They are distinguished by the postnominals FREng and HonFREng respectively, and join a community of almost 1,700 eminent engineers on a mission to use the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and create an inclusive economy that works for everyone. New Fellows are nominated and elected by existing Fellows.
Search our directory of Fellows
Explore our Fellows' directory to find out more about our Fellowship, and meet experts on some of society's greatest challenges, from the full spectrum of engineering disciplines. The Fellowship shapes and drives the Academy's work to build a sustainable society and inclusive economy that works for everyone.
Meet a Founder Fellow
Watch as one of our Royal Fellows, HRH The Princess Royal, discusses the founding of the Royal Academy of Engineering with our last surviving Founder Fellow, Professor John Caldwell OBE FREng.
The Senior Fellow
Our Senior Fellow, HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE, was a keen advocate of the role and importance of engineering in society.
HRH The Princess Royal and HRH The Duke of Kent support many Academy events, activities, and international work.
Election to the Fellowship
No one applies to become a Fellow; instead, candidates for Fellowship are peer-nominated by two existing Academy Fellows.
Fit for the Future
Find out more about our initiative to increase nominations of outstanding engineers from underrepresented groups, to ensure the Fellowship reflects the diversity of the society it serves.
Meet our Fellows
New Fellows 2023
Meet our 73 new Fellows for 2023. Each will add their unique expertise and experiences to the Academy's mission
New Fellows 2022
The Academy elects 72 leading figures in the field of engineering and technology to its Fellowship
New Fellows 2021
Academy celebrates first new Fellows elected under Fit for the Future diversity initiative
New Fellows 2020
Academy welcomes 53 leading UK and international engineers as new Fellows
New Fellows 2019
Academy welcomes leading UK and international engineers as new Fellows
New Fellows 2018
50 engineering leaders become Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering
New Fellows 2017
50 leaders in engineering elected to Academy Fellowship