Meet Danielle

Danielle George is Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering at the University of Manchester and a science communicator. Her expertise in radio frequency engineering and microwave communications is applicable to broad range of scientific and industrial sectors.

She has worked with NASA and ESA on the development of instrumentation for researchers exploring the Big Bang. Her most recent work on broadband amplifier design at 116GHz is state-of-the-art and pushing the very limits of semiconductor technology.

"For as long as I can remember I was always interested in science – from playing with my chemistry set as a child to studying things under a microscope. My passion soon branched out into astronomy after watching an eclipse with my family."

An ambassador for STEM, she gave the 2014 Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, co-founded and developed the Manchester Robot Orchestra as a citizen science initiative, has given TED and TEDx talks, and was awarded the MBE in 2016.

"For me, it’s not just the legacy aspect, it’s about telling the stories of the incredible difference makers around the world who want to get involved and inspiring the next generation into solving engineering challenges."