Catz Alumnus recognised in New Year’s Honours

We are immensely proud that Catz alumnus Professor Geoffrey Maitland (1965, Chemistry) has been made a CBE in the 2019 New Year Honours list, recognising his services to chemical engineering.

Geoffrey is Professor of Energy Engineering at Imperial College London, where he has helped develop the college’s world-leading work in carbon capture and storage, alternative sources of hydrocarbons and renewable production of hydrogen using green algae and cyanobacteria. He has previously served as the President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is a trustee of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s governing council. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Energy Institute.

Commenting on his award, Geoffrey said: ‘It is a great honour to be recognised by HM The Queen in this way. I feel it is also a recognition of the contributions and support I have received throughout my career from a wide range of superb students, colleagues and collaborators, as well as from my family and close friends.’

We’re delighted that Geoffrey will be speaking at Reinventing the Wheel, our 150th Anniversary Weekend, in September. Keep your eyes peeled for more details about the weekend and other upcoming Anniversary events, at