Elva Bannon awarded 2024 Top 50 Women in Engineering Award (WE50)

Wave Energy Scotland's Research and Engineering Manager, Elva Bannon, has been selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50).

Established in 2016 by the Women's Engineering Society, the awards have been announced on International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), held each year on 23 June. The awards showcase female engineers who have demonstrated outstanding work across engineering disciplines and this year's theme is Enhanced by Engineering.

Elva heads the Wave Energy Scotland Research and Engineering team, where she utilises her solid background in Mechatronic Engineering (BEng) and Advanced Engineering (MEng) to drive the development of novel wave energy technologies. Since joining WES from its inception, Elva has solidified herself as a pillar of the marine energy sector which led her to join the BSI/IEC Committee for the development of international standards; the Industrial Advisory Board for Supergen ORE Hub, and the Scientific Committee for EIMR. No stranger to accolades, in 2023, Elva was awarded an IEC 1906 award which recognises her technical expertise and contribution to championing marine energy industry standards.  

Commenting on her win, Wave Energy Scotland's Managing Director, Tim Hurst said:

"The whole team here at WES are extremely proud of Elva's achievements and to see her recognised by the Women's Engineering Society is a testament to her drive and expertise in helping to develop novel wave energy technology. Congratulations to Elva and to all the other pioneering female engineers who have been recognised for their hard work and dedication."

The WE50 awards will be presented to winners during a ceremony in London on 24th June.