A Nigerian man based in the United Kingdom, George Imafidon just got named as “Young Engineer of the Year” in the Royal Academy of Engineer (RAE) Award having emerged as the overall best among the five winners who were awarded 3,000 pounds.
George is a Performance Engineer and works with Sir Lewis Hamilton HonFREng’s team x44 electric racing team where he designs and runs an Extreme-E race car.
The motorsport team was established in September 2020 with the sole aim of drawing attention to environmental issues by racing in the world’s most remote locations which are being affected by climate change.
It was revealed that George spent years fixing his friends’ bikes in Peckham, Southeast London, an act that led him to graduating the university college of London with a First-Class Master’s degree in Mechanical engineering.
Notably, the four other winners are Dr Robert Hammond (a lecturer in infection and Global Health at the University of St Andrews) Dr Fragkoulis Kanavaris (Arup’s leading material specialist with a background in structural engineering), Dr Matthew Marson (Global Market sector director at Arcadis) and Dr Beatriz Mingo, (a materials Engineer and Presidential fellow at the university of Manchester).
George who took to twitter to announce the good news wrote, “I WON THE YOUNG ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD!!!??, To that little boy in Peckham and all the kids having to overcome countless barriers, please believe in yourself. Know you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. ”