Katy Deacon

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Katy Deacon is a British engineer involved in renewable energy systems.[1][2] Deacon has been noted for influencing the engineering industry.[3]


Deacon is an energy engineer working for Kirklees Metropolitan Council.[4]

She has been involved with renewable energy systems in West Yorkshire.[5]

She has worked with renewable energies such as the use of wind turbines and solar power in schools, and systems to automatically monitor consumption of electricity, gas and water across building complexes. During her master's degree, she created a "tool kit" for architects, engineers and other developers about maximizing energy efficiency in buildings, which won the NICEIC award for Energy Efficiency Product of the Year in 2006.[3][6]

Deacon was presented with the Institution of Engineering and Technology Young Woman Engineer of the Year award in 2007.[3][7][8][9]

She attained chartered engineer status in 2008 and received the Women's Engineering Society (WES) Karen Burt Award in 2009, which is presented to the most outstanding newly-chartered female engineer across the UK engineering and IT institutions.[10]

She has been profiled as "ingenious" by the UKRC and Engineering & Technology magazine.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Katy is top UK engineer". halifaxcourier.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ "KATY COLLECTS TOP ENGINEER AWARD". spenboroughguardian.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Women in engineering highlighted". BBC News. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Katy engineers success!". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  5. ^ Examiner, Huddersfield. "Female engineer Katy Deacon chosen for national Ingenious Women scheme". huddersfieldexaminer. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Award-winning Katy makes it in a man's world". spenboroughguardian.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Interview: Katy Deacon, Young Woman Engineer of the Year". The Independent. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  8. ^ Pearson, James. "Young engineers celebrated". electricalreview.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Institution of Engineering and Technology Encourages Women in Technology Sectors". Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  10. ^ Examiner, Huddersfield (3 November 2009). "Kirklees engineer Katy Deacon wins top prize". huddersfieldexaminer. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Ingenious Women Engineers". Scribd. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Engineering's most ingenious women". Engineering & Technology magazine. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2018.

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