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February 04, 2021 Thursday 02:30:39 PM IST

Lynn Gladden named as Queen Elizabeth Prize judging panel chair

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Professor Dame Lynn Gladden, from Cambridge’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, has been appointed as the new chair of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering judging panel. The QEPrize is the world’s most prestigious engineering prize, celebrating the engineers responsible for ground-breaking innovations in engineering that have been of global benefit to humanity. The prize aims to raise the public profile of engineering and inspire young people to take up the engineering challenges of the future.

In addition to her role as EPSRC Executive Chair, Professor Gladden is a Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. She is a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society and a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering. Professor Gladden is internationally recognised for her work on advancing magnetic resonance imaging techniques, originally developed for use in the medical environment. She has used them in engineering research to gain a greater understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena that determine the performance of chemical processes and their resulting products.