Roma Agrawal MBE is an award-winning engineer, author and broadcaster who is best known for working on the design of The Shard, Western Europe's tallest tower. Roma has given talks to tens of thousands at universities, schools and organisations around the world, including TEDx. She has also presented numerous TV and radio shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery.
Roma Agrawal MBE is a structural engineer and author, who has designed bridges, skyscrapers and sculptors with signature architects over the course of her fourteen-year career.
She spent six years working on The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe, and designed th foundations and the 'Spire.'
Roma's five-star rated podcast, Building Stories, delves into the hidden tales of the structures that surround us.
She is passionate about promoting engineering and technical careers to young people, particularly those from minoritized groups, and has won international awards for her technical prowess and for her advocacy for the profession, including the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering's Rooke Award. She was also appointed an MBE in 2018 for services to engineering.
She has spoken at lots of prestigious events and conferences including The Construction Industry Council: Diversity Panel (2013-2016) and the Institution of Engineering &Technology: Knowledge Management Board (2012-2014), to name a few.
Her first book, BUILT (2018) won an AAAS science book award and has been translated into nine languages, and she published an extremely successful children's version, HOW WAS THAT BUILT? in 2021. Her third book, NUTS & BOLTS is just out, to glowing reviews.
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