Athene Donald#


Athene Donald
Email:amd3 'at' cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:2684
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:adonald
Elected:2009
Homepage: http://people.bss.phy.cam.ac.uk/~amd3



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present Master of Churchill College
  • 1981 - 2014 Fellow of Robinson College
  • 1998 Professor of Experimental Physics, Department of Physics
  • 2003 - 2010 Deputy Head (with responsibility for Finance and Resources from 2005 - 2010)
  • 1995 - 1998 Reader in Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 1985 - 1995 Lecturer in the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 1983 - 2005 Royal Society 1983 Research Fellowship held at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge
  • 1981 - 2003 SERC Fellowship held at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of
Cambridge
  • 1977 - 1981 PDRA Cornell University (Department of Materials Science and Engineering),

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biological and soft systems

Honours and Awards
  • 1989 Charles Vernon Boys Prize of the Institute of Physics.
  • 1989 Samuel Locker Award in Physics (University of Birmingham; £5000)
  • 1995 Rosenhain Medal and Prize (Institute of Materials)
  • 1999 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 2003 William Hopkins Prize of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • 2005 Mott Medal of the Institute of Physics
  • 2006 Bakerian Lecturer of the Royal Society
  • 2009 Laureate for Europe, L’Oreal/UNESCO For Women for Science Awards
  • 2009 Elected to the Academia Europaea
  • 2009 Founders’ Prize, Polymer Physics Group of the Institute of Physics
  • 2010 Fellow of the Science Museum, London
  • 2010 IOP Faraday Gold Medal
  • 2010 Mott Lecturer for the IOP's Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Division
  • 2010 Appointed DBE in the Birthday Honours
  • 2011 UKRC Women of Outstanding Achievement Award: Lifetime Achievement
  • 2012 Honorary DSc’s from Exeter University and UEA
  • 2013 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Science
  • 2013 One of MRC’s Suffrage Science winners for 2013
  • 2013 Honorary DSc from University of Sheffield
  • 2014 Rideal Prize Lecturer of the SCI
  • 2014 Honorary DSc from Swansea University and UCL
  • 2014 Appeared in Science Council’s top 100 UK practising scientists (in Communicator category)
  • 2014 Campbell Lecturer University of Southampton
  • 2014 Lewis Elton Lecture, University of Surrey
  • 2015 Geiringer Lecture Harvard University
  • 2015 Honorary DSc’s from Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Heriot Watt
  • 2015 Rothamsted lecture
  • 2015 - 2016 President of the British Science Association
  • 2016 Listed in the Sunday Times Debrett's 500 list of influential Britons
  • 2016 James Callaghan Memorial Lecture, University of Swansea
  • 2016 Honorary DSc from University of Leeds
  • 2017 Honorary Doctor of Laws from University of Bath


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