Zainab Adigun

Structural engineer mad about structures around the world

The Queen of Structures - Structural engineer mad about structures around the world and explores different structures as a structural engineering presenter and contributor and has featured on BBC News, National Geographic Channel and the Science Channel. From pyramids in Cario, Egypt and enormous German Bunkers in Calais, France to large residential development projects in UK. Zainab want to know all about it and take you on the journey of exploring them with her.

Zainab Adigun studied BEng in Civil Engineering at Brunel University then a MSc Structural Engineering on a Women in Engineering full scholarship.  Zainab designs new buildings and small refurbishments projects across all sectors.

As social value champion and EDI team member for her organisation, she helps to define strategy and deliver on social value commitments.

Zainab volunteers as a board member for the Association for Black and Ethnic Minority Engineers (AFBE) where she is the team leader for the Making Engineering Hot which works with young people from black and other ethnic minority groups to expose them to careers in engineering.

Recently, Zainab was listed as one of 100 Finalists for the Top Women in Engineering 2022 Awards as recognition of her contribution in encouraging females to consider a career in engineering. She won the CN & NCE Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering awards in 2022.

Zainab has also recently won the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Prize at the IET Young Women in Engineering Awards 2023. The prize is awarded to an inspiring engineer working in the UK, who is able to engage and encourage young people’s involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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