This panel of eminent engineers was tasked with finding and developing nominations from around the world. The chairman of the Search Group is Stephen Williamson.

Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Surrey
Search Group Chair

Jan Cilliers

Head of Department and Chair in Mineral Processing, Imperial College London
Director, Rio Tinto Centre for Advance Mineral Recovery

John Clarkson

Professor of Engineering Design, University of Cambridge

Former President, IET

Head of Technology, BP

Cardiff University

Chief Executive Officer - Energy, WS Atkins

Judith Hackitt

Chair, Health and Safety Executive
Former President, IChemE

Joe McGeehan

Former Managing Director, Toshiba Research Europe
Professor of Communications Engineering, Bristol University

Chief Executive, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Chair, Research Councils UK Executive Group
Professor of Acoustics, University of Southampton

Alison Noble

Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford

Ric Parker

Director of Research and Technology, Rolls Royce

Professor of Photonics, University of Cambridge
Master, Sidney Sussex College

Scott Steedman

Director of Standards, British Standards Institution
Board Member, Port of London Authority

David Thomlinson

Former Senior Managing Director – Geographic Strategy and Operations, Accenture
Chair, RAEng International Committee

Jean Venables

Chair, Crane Environmental
Chair, Nuclear Liabilities Fund