Clara Immerwahr Awardees in UniSysCat

Prof. Dr. Meera Mehta (Awardee 2024)

Prof. Dr. Meera Mehta completed her PhD in 2017 at the University of Toronto under the supervision of FRS Prof. Douglas Stephan. She was then awarded a Royal Society Newton International Fellowship to undertake postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford under the mentorship of Prof. Jose Goicoechea. Then, she was appointed to the University of Manchester to start her own independent research team in 2020. She is now returning to the University of Oxford as an Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry to continue her research efforts. She has also recently been awarded a 2023 ERC Starting Grant (P_Cat).

Dr. Reshma Rao (Awardee 2023)

Dr. Reshma R. Rao obtained her PhD in June 2019 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, where she worked with Prof. Yang Shao-Horn. Her group develops active and stable catalysts for electrochemical energy conversion technologies including (i) oxygen evolution, hydrogen evolution reactions (for water splitting in electrolysers) (ii) hydrogen oxidation and oxygen reduction reactions (for fuel cells) and (iii) selective hydrocarbon oxidation for production of value added fuels and chemicals. 

Dr. Charlotte Vogt (Awardee 2022)

Dr. Charlotte Vogt obtained her PhD in April 2020 at Utrecht University, Netherlands with Prof. Bert Weckhuysen. She is an expert in spectroscopy of catalysis. Her group aims to elucidate the full complexity of catalysts at work, in an attempt to design better catalysts and catalytic processes to overcome the energy, climate, and materials crises that our global society are facing.

Dr. Daria Galimberti (Awardee 2021)

Dr. Daria Galimberti obtained her PhD in 2016 at Politecnico di Milano, Italy with Prof. Chiara Castiglioni. She is an expert in the use of DFT-based molecular dynamics simulations to investigate structural and vibrational properties of materials.

Dr. Michelle Browne (Awardee 2021)

Dr. Michelle Browne obtained a PhD in Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland with Prof. Michael Lyons and Prof. Paula Colavita. She develops active and stable catalysts for electrochemical energy conversion and storage applications.

Dr. Sophie Carenco (Awardee 2020)

Dr. Sophie Carenco obtained her PhD in 2011 from UPMC, Paris (now Sorbonne Université). She aims at deciphering the interplay between the nanoscaled features of an inorganic solid and its interaction with its environment.

Dr. Marίa Escudero Escribano (Awardee 2019)

In 2011, Dr. María Escudero Escribano obtained her PhD in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) with her PhD Thesis on Electrocatalysis and Surface Nanostructuring, supervised by Dr. Angel Cuesta. She aims to understand the structure of the electrochemical interface and the catalytically active site.

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