Female Inventor of the Year named

Dr Marie McLoone, a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow working at the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) in Belfast, has been named British Female Inventor of the Year. Dr McLoone, receiving her award from John McParland of London Metropolitan University, was honoured for her research into security mechanisms.

Dr McLoone, who also lectures at Queen’s University in Belfast, said: “I was honoured to be named … Female Inventor of the Year. I would highly recommend the BFIIN showcase and conference to anyone with a novel idea they wish to commercialise.” Queen’s Vice Chancellor Peter Gregson said: “This is a prestigious award which recognises Dr McLoone’s excellent research in this area and her place as a role model for encouraging innovation among all engineering students.”