Innovation Award for University Researcher
scientist from the University of Leicester is to be honoured at a gala awards
night aimed at celebrating innovation and success in science.
Emma Raven will be awarded one of IChemE’s (Institute of Chemical Engineers)
annual prizes on 11th June at their 2002 Gala Award ceremony in
Julia Higgins, the Secretary of State for the Environment Margaret Beckett and
weatherman Michael Fish will be present at the National Maritime Museum where
the prestigious event is to be hosted.
the evening, to be attended by over 420 people, there will be a verbal and
visual tribute to Dr Raven’s work with images of her scientific achievements
and those of the University of Leicester being posted on 12-foot video wall.
not sure which award I will receive so I am waiting in nervous anticipation to
see if I qualify for one of the ‘big ones’” said Dr Raven. “Whatever the
outcome I feel really lucky to be selected and to have my work recognised.”
awards aim to recognise and promote organisations as well as those who make an
outstanding contribution to safety, the environment, sustainable development and
other aspects of the process industries.
Raven is a senior lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Leicester
and her research interests includes molecular engineering of enzymes. Her work
involves the molecular redesign of enzymes for commercial and biotechnological
Emma is available on 0116 252 2099 on Tuesday 11 June (am) and Wednesday 12 June
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