We are delighted that Queens' Fellow Professor Lisa Hall CBE has been awarded the 2020 Oxburgh Medal from the Institute of Measurement and Control, for outstanding contribution to measurement, instrumentation and control in the field of environmental science and engineering.
Professor Hall is Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. Her research looks into understanding how biology can be interfaced with electronic, mechanical and optical systems and new ways to answer fundamental and applied questions concerning new measurement regimes, combining both theoretical methods and modelling with lab-based experimental science.
The award seems particularly fitting as it is named in honour of Lord Oxburgh, Life Fellow and President of Queens' from 1982 to 1988, who admitted Professor Hall to the Fellowship of Queens' when she first joined in 1988. At Queens', we have a Fellowship endowed in honour of Lord Oxburgh, The Oxburgh Fellowship in Earth Sciences, currently held by Professor Marie Edmonds.
The medal will be presented at a Prizes and Awards in October at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London.
Photo: Professor Hall, left, with Professor Julia Gog.