35 WOMEN UNDER 35 2016: Nadine Stech, 30

Cybernetics specialist Stech helped to design the world’s most intelligent prosthetic limb. A senior engineer at Basingstoke firm Blatchford, she led the team that developed ‘Linx’, a smart leg which uses a network of sensors to adapt to changing conditions by adjusting its robotic knee and foot. It won this year’s prestigious MacRobert Award.