Women in STEM: Dr Jenny Zhang

Dr Jenny Zhang is a group leader and BBSRC David Phillips Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, where she is re-wiring photosynthesis to generate renewable fuels. Here, she tells us about why she switched from cancer research to sustainability, how her Fellowship programme is helping her develop leadership skills, and why eggs in her childhood home would regularly go missing.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 5, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: energy fuel solar sustainability sustainable-earth women-in-stem

Women in STEM: Fiona Llewellyn Beard

Fiona Llewellyn Beard is a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences, where she studies salt marshes and how they store huge amounts of carbon. Here, she tells us about how a childhood love of mud pies led to her current research, her love of the outdoors, and how everything in the environment is interconnected. 

Cambridge University News | Nov. 28, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem environment sustainable-earth conservation

Women in STEM: Amy Rankine

Amy Rankine is a PhD candidate in the Institute of Astronomy and a member of Clare Hall. Here, she tells us about being the first in her family to go to university, why she decided to pursue an academic career, and how the brightest things in the universe affect the formation of galaxies. 

Cambridge University News | Nov. 21, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy space black-hole women-in-stem

Women in STEM: Dr Stephanie Höhn

Dr Stephanie Höhn is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and a member of Trinity Hall. Here, she tells us about her unusual path to an academic career, the advantages of being a biologist in a mathematics department, and how an organism that can turn itself inside out might one day help us prevent certain birth defects.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 14, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem mathematics physics cell

Women in STEM: Vidhi Lalchand

Vidhi is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory, a Turing Scholar, and a member of Christ’s College. Here, she tells us about growing up in Madras, her research in machine learning and leaving the world of finance for academia.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 7, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence physics women-in-stem

Women in STEM: Professor Marian Holness

Professor Marian Holness leads a research group in the Department of Earth Sciences, and studies the processes which occur during the melting and solidification of rocks. Here, she tells us how time spent in quiet activities like running, knitting and even breastfeeding have helped to trigger new insights in her research. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 31, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem geology earth-science

Women in STEM: Stepheni Uh

Stepheni Uh is a PhD candidate in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her research studying the cognitive effects of growing up in poverty, the gap between science and policy, and falling asleep in an MRI machine.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 24, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: brain neuroscience children women-in-stem

Women in STEM: Emma Glennon

Emma Glennon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her research on infectious disease and how they emerge, the importance of interdisciplinary work, and learning how to catch bats.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 17, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: epidemiology infectious-diseases women-in-stem public-health

Women in STEM: Amelia Drew

Amelia Drew is a PhD candidate in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Here, she tells us about dark matter, being the only scientist in the family, and how to avoid feeling isolated during a PhD. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 10, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem mathematics cosmology physics

Women in STEM: Dr Helen WIlliams

Dr Helen Williams is a Reader in Cambridge's Department of Earth Sciences and a Fellow of Jesus College. Here, she tells us about using rocks as pieces of forensic evidence, what it's like hundreds of kilometres below the Earth's surface, and why Cambridge brings out the best in her. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 3, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-science geology women-in-stem

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