11 December 2014 14:17

Professor Lynn Gladden has been awarded an honorary degree at the December graduation ceremonies.

Professor Gladden is the Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Cambridge. As well as being a member of the Council of EPSRC, Professor Gladden leads the research activities at the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre. Her research is focused on the development of magnetic resonance measurements and, in particular, adapting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods – used in hospitals – to engineering. Her work has also helped to develop many products and process technologies in areas such as oil recovery and pharmaceutical technology.

Lynn’s successes have been recognised by numerous awards, including the Beilby Medal in 1995, and the Tilden Lectureship and Silver Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2000. These awards were given in recognition of Professor Gladden’s work of ‘exceptional practical significance in chemical engineering’.

Professor Gladden is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Physics and the Institute of Physics. She was awarded an OBE for services to chemistry in 2001 and a CBE for services to chemical engineering in the 2009 Birthday Honours.