Apple’s Chief Design Officer Sir Jonathan ‘Jony’ Ive has become the second person to receive the Professor Hawking Fellowship, which is an award that celebrates the best in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Ive originally joined Apple back in 1992, where he worked with Steve Jobs to design the iPod, iPhone, iPad, iMac, and MacBook. Currently, the renowned designer has more than 5,000 patents on his name and he has collected a number of design awards.
In a statement, the Cambridge Union wrote:
“We are absolutely delighted that Sir Jonathan will be joining us during the Michaelmas Term to deliver his Hawking Fellowship Lecture.
The nominees for the Fellowship must fulfil the criteria of being distinguished in the STEM fields and of having made an historic or significant contribution to social discourse.
The Hawking Committee is of the opinion that Sir Jonathan’s work and patents have played a pivotal role in shaping Apple’s successes over the last two decades.
His undoubted technological expertise, coupled with his remarkable role in championing elegant and innovative design on a global stage has made Sir Jonathan uniquely qualified to receive this Fellowship.”