Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge
Research interests: Magnetic Resonance, Terahertz applications, catalysis, oil recovery
Biography: Lynn Gladden graduated in Chemical Physics from the University of Bristol, UK, before studying for her PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. Following completion of her thesis she was awarded a Pickering Fellowship of the Royal Society and moved to a faculty position in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Cambridge. In the period 2006-2010 she was department Chair, and was then appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research. She is also Director of the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre at Cambridge.
Lynn’s research interests have been motivated by developing measurement methods, and in particular magnetic resonance techniques, to provide new insights and data which can be used to improve our ability to design chemical engineering processes. In particular, she is interested in processes in which the behaviour of multi-component, multi-phase systems confined within porous media is essential to process performance – this being the common thread across her interests in hydrocarbon recovery, heterogeneous catalysis and reaction engineering, and the design of controlled release drug delivery materials.
Amongst other interests, Lynn is a member of the International Advisory Panel of Chemical Engineering Science and the Editorial Committee of Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and she was a Judge for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering in 2013 and 2015. In 2014, she was awarded the Bakerian Medal and Lecture of the Royal Society. Lynn is a Fellow of the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK, and was elected a Foreign Member of the US NAE in 2015.
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