This page contains details of my career in Electronic Engineering, including awards won.

2016 Everywoman Inspiration Award
I won the Everywoman Inspiration Award sponsored by VMware.

This is awarded to an individual, male or female, for their active committment to encouraging, advancing, sponsoring or championing the progress of women working in  technology.

The Most Inspirational Woman in IT: Q&A with Dr Carol Marsh

Meet the Winners

Dr Carol Marsh with David Phull from VMware

2015 Isabel Hardwich Medal
This medal is awarded to a Women’s Engineering Society (WES) member who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the WES over a number of years and gone above and beyond the call of duty.

2015 International Women Leadership Achievement Award

This is conferred to "Outstanding Women Professionals who have the vision, flair, acumen and professionalism to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills in an organization, making changes and achieving results". 

2009 Gillian Skinner Award

I received this award for managing the Doris Gray Student Conference


2008 NMI Emerging Technology Company
Algotronix was named as the winner of the Emerging Technology Company at the NMI award ceremony on 6 November 2008 for the DesignTag product.


2008 IET Innovation Award
The DesignTag, which I developed as part of my Engineering Doctorate (EngD) along with Dr Tom Kean from Algotronix, was named winner of the Electronic category and received a highly commended for the Security category at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (
IET) Innovation Awards 3 November 2008

2008 Nov, Two major awards for Algotronix - Design and Reuse

2007 Elektra Award
I was the first winner of the Student Engineer of the Year category at the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards held in London on the 12 December 2007.

2008 Apr, A Real Winner, EPSRC Annual Report and Accounts 2007/08, Page 26

2008 Jan, iSLI Research Engineer Wins “Student Engineer of the Year Award, "Electronic Specifier"

2008 Jan, Systems Student Scoops Award, The Engineer

Looking foward to being a judge at the WICE awards

News Articles

2016 March, WES Wins Awards for Diversity and Inspiration 

2015 June, Prince Charles Meets Female Engineers of the Future Women Engineers, Scotsman

2015 Apr,Digitising the History of Women in Engineering, Gradcraker

2014 Feb, Women Needed to Engineer a Bright Future for British Industry, Guardian

2014 June, Focus on: National Women in Engineering Day – Celebrating Female Engineers, Selex ES

2013 March, Robots Invade Adam Smith College Techno Games Championship

2008 Oct, The IP Protector, IET Student and Young Professional Magazine

2008 Aug, The Dancing, Cryptic Mind of Carol Marsh, Compute Scotland

2008 July, MPs discuss engineering skills with award-winning student,Electronics Weekly

DesignTag Articles

Many articles have been printed about the DesignTag technology. Below is a selection of articles:
Apr  2007: First Article - New Electronics -
Mine All Mine
May 2007: Demonstration at 44th DAC -
Design and Reuse
May 2008: Launch -
Design and Reuse
July 2008: Algotronix Adds Thermal Signaling to IP Core DesignTag -
July 2008: Put a Tag on it -
New Electronics
Aug 2008: When the Chips are Down - Beating the Counterfeiters -
Sep 2008: How to Defend Against the Cloing of your FPGA Designs -
Oct 2008: TC-08 Thermocouple Date Logger in the News -
Pico Technology



2005 - 2011:   Doctor of Engineering in System Level Integration
                          Institute for System Level Integration
                          Sponsor: Algotronix
2003 - 2005:   MSc in System Level Integration, part of my EngD
                          Institute for System Level Integration
1987 - 1990:   MSc in Digital Techniques, passed exams at MSc level
                          Heriot-Watt University
1982 - 1985:   HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
                          Edinburgh Napier University

1981 - 1975:   Tynecastle High School


2009 - Present:  Electronics Design Process Manager, Selex ES / FNM
2005 - 2009:      EngD Research Engineer, Algotronix
2000 - 2005:     
Principal FPGA Engineer, ECS Technology
1995 - 2000:     
Principal Digital Design Engineer, BAE Systems
1985 - 1995:      Senior Design Engineer, GEC Marconi Avionics

CEng:         Charterd Engineer
FIET:          Fellow Institution of Engineering and Technology
FIES:          Fellow Institution of Engineers & Shipbuilders in Scotland
FWES:        Fellow Women's Engineering Society

SIEEE:        Senior Member Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
MInstP:       Member Institute of Physics
MIACR:       Member International Association for Cryptologic Research
ACA:            American Cryptogram Association

STEMNETScience and Engineering Ambassador


I am now a Past President of WES having served as the President from October 2013 to November 2014 
I have been the co-chair of the WES Female Engineering Student Conference since 2012 taking responsibility for the program

I manage the "Doris Gray Awards" and "Lady Finniston Awards"
I organised the
Girls into STEM event and the Doris Gray Student Conference in 2009

Vice chair of IET Scotland
Member of the Engineering Policy Group Scotland (EPGS)
Chair of the Scotland South East Local Network and was previously the t
Professional Registration Advisor
Professional Registration Interviewer
Fellow Advisor

I joined STEMNET in 2007 and since then I have been a judge at the  F1 in Schoolschallenge and GO4SET events.
I've been a volunteer on the “Lab in a Lorry” 
I helped at Science FestivalS,  SET fairs, career events and Rampaging Chariots

Member of the Construction Equipment Skills Advisory Board

Treasurer of the 287 Squardon Air Training Corps (
Mentor to female engineers through MentorSET and Selex ES
In the past I was:
A member of the Balgreen Primary School Board and on the interview selection panel for the Head Teacher and Business Manager
Chair and treasurer of the Balgreen After School Club for 4 years
A first aider with the St Andrew First Aid for 6 years