Show Form

News search

News Menu:

Sign up to our Engage eNewsletter

Press releases 2023

IMechE’s 2022 Most Distinguished Developing Career Achievement Prize awarded to Chartered Engineer

Published: 18/12/2023

Congratulations to Dr Nausheen Mehboob Basha CEng MIMechE, who has been announced as the winner of the 2022 Most Distinguished Developing Career Achievement Prize by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

The award recognises developing engineers who have demonstrated innovative and responsible professional leadership, with the potential for future distinction and commitment to serving others.

Dr Basha, a highly accomplished researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, has been recognised for her significant academic achievements, including research into screw compressors and her current focus on mechanical engineering in the process industry. She has authored numerous publications in the areas of computational fluid dynamics, multiphase flows, machine learning, and process industry.   Her PhD research on computational fluid dynamics modelling of oil-injected compressors has received recognition from the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR).

An advocate for equality and diversity in engineering, Dr Basha devotes a lot of her time to inspiring other young women and minority groups to take up science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Dr Basha has written articles on subjects such as cultural barriers for women in STEM, wage gaps, and gender inequality in engineering. Her contributions have earned her a place in the Top 50 Women in Engineering (Inventors & Innovators) by the Women's Engineering Society (WES).

As well as her research, she is involved in organising placements and work shadowing programs to provide students with invaluable first-hand experiences in engineering careers.

Read more on the IMechE website.

For press enquiries:   
Helen Potts, Engineering Council –, 020 3206 0568

The Engineering Council holds the national Register of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communication Technology Technicians (ICTTech). It also sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. By this means it is able to ensure that employers, government and wider society, both at home and overseas, can have confidence in the skills and commitment of registrants. For more information visit:


  • 2023
  • Awards
  • CEng