OBE for Uschi Steigenberger
13 Jan 2016



Congratulations to Uschi Steigenberger, former Director of Operations at ISIS, who received an OBE for ‘Services to Science’ in the Queen’s Honorary Awards.

​Uschi Steigenberger, former Director of Operations at ISIS

Uschi joined ISIS from the Institut Laue Langevin in 1986. Her distinguished career at ISIS encompassed a number of different roles – Instrument Scientist, Group Leader, Division Head and Director of Operations, culminating in the position of Acting Director of ISIS. Although Uschi retired formally in 2013, she continues to serve neutron science internationally through her participation in review panels in Korea, the USA, Japan and her native Germany.

STFC’s Director of National Laboratories, Andrew Taylor said: “I am delighted that Uschi’s contribution to the success of ISIS has been recognised through this award.  She has been a highly valued colleague for many years, without whom many of the scientific achievements that ISIS has delivered would simply not have been possible.”

Uschi is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and, as one of the most senior women working in UK physics, was part of the Institute’s pioneering review of women in the physics workplace, which led to the development of the Juno awards to address the under-representation of women in university physics departments. 

The full list of Honorary awards can be found here.