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Honorary doctorate recipient

Dame Julia Higgins, DBE, FRS, FREng

Doctor of Science (DSc), 2020
For promoting diversity and inclusion in science and technology

Julia Higgins’ approximately 250 publications span chemistry, physics, chemical engineering and materials science. Among her many research firsts is her use of neutron scattering to investigate the dynamics of polymer molecules. Higgins was the first woman fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Beyond her extensive research and teaching activities, since the early 1990s Higgins has actively promoted the advancement of science and technology education, particularly for women.

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