Emily Brooke, who invented the Blaze Laserlight as part of her final year degree course at the university, has been awarded an MBE for services to the economy and transport.
The Laserlight, which projects a bike symbol six metres in front of the cyclist, has been hailed as a major breakthrough in safety and is now selling in 60 countries. It has been fitted to London's Santander Cycles and New York's Citibikes.
Ms Brooke’s later invented the ‘Burner’ which has 24 LED lights, a sensor to automatically switch it on at dusk, and a snap-shut magnetic bracket.
Ms Brooke, a multi-award winner, graduated from the university in 2011 in Product Design with Professional Experience. Her company, based in London, employs six people and is now researching and planning new bike safety products and a new, custom-built, bicycle.