Babbage Lecture: Dame Lynn Gladden
Professor Dame Lynn Gladden is the Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and was appointed in October 2018. Dame Lynn, is the Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and a Fellow of Trinity College.
She is internationally recognised for her work on advancing magnetic resonance imaging techniques, originally developed for use in the medical environment, and using 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.
In addition to her own research, Dame Lynn has held a number of research oversight roles in the UK and abroad, including Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at Cambridge from 2010 to 2016. She is currently Chair for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Industrial Innovation is a key determinant of economic growth. It is widely recognised that science and technology provide essential foundations. The dynamics of industrial innovation are however also driven by wider economic and managerial influences. Institutional arrangements may be particularly important in understanding and potentially co-ordinating these diverse influences.
The Babbage Lecture series includes lectures by leading figures associated with aspects of industrial Innovation.