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I'm Roma Agrawal MBE, a structural engineer and author with a physics degree. I've always loved science and design and found engineering to be a great combination between the two.

I've designed bridges, skyscrapers and sculptures with signature architects over my fourteen year career. I spent six years working on The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe, and designed the foundations and the ‘Spire’.

About me

In addition to winning industry awards, my career has been extensively featured in the media, including on BBC World News, BBC Daily Politics, TEDx, The Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, Guardian, The Telegraph, Independent, Cosmopolitan and Stylist Magazines, documentaries and in online blogs. I was the only woman featured on Channel 4's documentary on the Shard, 'The Tallest Tower'. I was part of M&S's 'Leading Ladies' campaign 2014 and was described as a top woman tweeter by the Guardian.

Outside work, I promote engineering, scientific and technical careers to young people and particularly to under-represented groups such as women. I also engage about these topics with our Institutions and government to understand and develop an effective way forward. Over the last 10 years, I have spoken to tens of thousands of people at hundreds schools, universities and organisations across the country and abroad.

Please get in touch if you'd like me to present about engineering, women in male-dominated professions, speak to students or the media or indeed have any ideas with a view to promoting the profession!

Panels & Boards

  • Arts University Bournemouth: Governor (2021 - present)

  • Considerate Constructors Scheme: Non-executive Director (2017 - 2019)

  • The Your Life Campaign: Founding Member (2014-2017)

  • Construction Industry Council: Diversity Panel (2013-2016)

  • Institution of Engineering & Technology: Knowledge Management Board (2012-2014)




  • Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

  • Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

  • Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers

  • Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology

  • Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association:

  • Honorary Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute

  • Imperial College London: MSc General Structural Engineering

  • University of Oxford: MA Physics

Awards (selection)

  • MBE for services to engineering

  • Royal Academy of Engineering: Rooke Award for the public promotion of engineering

  • Institution of Structural Engineers: Kent Medal, Young structural engineer of the year 

  • Management today: 35 women under 35

  • Women in Construction Awards: Engineer of the year




Indian Classical Dancing, Ballet, Ballroom & Latin dancing, Yoga, Baking, Reading & Travelling

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