Lucy Rogers

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Rogers presenting at ThingMonk, 2017
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Lucy Rogers FREng FIMechE Ph.D.[1] is a science author,[2] and inventor.[3] She is currently the Visiting Professor of Engineering: Creativity and Communication[4] at Brunel University London. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2020.[5]

Rogers was a judge on the BBC2 show Robot Wars[6] from 2016 to 2018.


After obtaining a BEng in mechanical engineering at Lancaster University she completed a PhD – studying how bubbles are formed in equipment used to fight petrochemical fires.[7]

She attended NASA's Singularity University Graduate Studies Program in 2011, where she co-authored a report on orbital debris.[8]

In 2019, she received an alumni award for "high-flying" Lancaster University graduates.[9]

Public engagement with science[edit]

Rogers is an active science communicator, giving public talks and media interviews.

In 2008 she published It's ONLY Rocket Science, a plain English guide to the mechanics of space flight.[10]

In 2013, she was shortlisted for the WISE Award.[11]

The Rooke Award committee highly commended Rogers for her efforts to promote engineering to the public.[12] She hosts The DesignSpark Podcast (titled History Makers for its first series) with comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine.[13]

In 2018, she founded the Guild of Makers to bring together makers from all disciplines and skill levels, which ran until 2020.[14]


  1. ^ Rogers, Lucy Elizabeth (2001). Foam formation in low expansion fire fighting equipment (Ph.D. thesis). University of Lancaster.
  2. ^ "Lucy Rogers – It's ONLY Rocket Science". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Can these six celebrity-created inventions change your life?". Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Visiting Professors - 2019/20 Awardees". Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Academy welcomes 53 leading UK and international engineers as new Fellows". Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  6. ^ "BBC Two – Judges Dr Lucy Rogers, Professor Noel Sharkey and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar deliberate – Robot Wars, Series 8 – Behind the scenes". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Lucy Roger's page on Lancaster University's website". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Space Team Project – Final Technical Report – Removing Orbital Debris: A Global Space Challenge" (PDF). Space Debris Research. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Alumni awards for high-flying Lancaster graduates". Lancaster University. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  10. ^ Lucy Rogers (8 March 2008). It's ONLY Rocket Science: An Introduction in Plain English. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-0-387-75378-2.
  11. ^ "WISE Awards 2013". WISE Campaign. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Royal Academy of Engineering website". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Comedy and the art of STEM communication". The Engineer. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Guild of Makers". Guild of Makers. Retrieved 25 September 2020.

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