Dame Lynn Faith Gladden DBE FRS FRSC FInstP FREng[2] (born 30 July 1961) is the Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. She served as Pro-vice-chancellor for research from 2010 to 2016.[3] Since October 2018 she has been executive chair at the EPSRC.[4]

Lynn Gladden

Lynn Faith Gladden

(1961-07-30) 30 July 1961 (age 58)[1]
EducationHeathfield School, Pinner
Alma mater
Scientific career
ThesisStructural studies of inorganic glasses (1987)

Early life and educationEdit

Gladden was born on 30 July 1961.[1] Her father is John Montague Gladden and her mother, Sheila Faith Deverell.[1] Gladden was educated at the Heathfield School in Harrow.[1] She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Physics at the University of Bristol in 1982 and a PhD[5] in physical chemistry at Cambridge in 1987.[6] She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Physics from the University of Oxford.[7]

Career and researchEdit

Gladden began her career as a lecturer at the University of Cambridge from 1987 to 1991.[1] She was appointed a reader from 1995 to 1999, when she was promoted to professor.[1] She was head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge until 1 October 2010. She was also a Pro-vice-chancellor from 1 January 2010 up until 1 January 2016.[8] and has been a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge since 1999.[9][10]

Gladden is the lead researcher at the university's magnetic resonance research centre (MRRC).[10][11][12][13][14] She is also a member of the judging panel for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.[15] Gladden was appointed as a non-executive director of British Land in March 2015.[16]

Honours and awardsEdit

She is a Chartered Chemist and Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).[7]

Gladden was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to academic and industrial research in chemical engineering.[23]


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  2. ^ a b "List of Fellows".
  3. ^ "Professor Lynn Gladden CBE, FRS, FREng". cam.ac.uk. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ "Professor Lynn Gladden selected as Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council". Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  5. ^ Gladden, Lynn Faith (1987). Structural studies of inorganic glasses. lib.cam.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 499179270. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.233932.
  6. ^ University of Cambridge Prof Lynn Gladden Archived 19 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b [ep EPSRC Biographies] "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Lynn Gladden
  8. ^ TCE Today[permanent dead link] 26 October 2009
  9. ^ Trinity College Fellowship
  10. ^ a b University of Cambridge News Archived 30 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine 19 October 2009
  11. ^ Lynn Gladden publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  12. ^ Cheng, C. F.; He, H.; Zhou, W.; Klinowski, J.; Gonçalves, J. A. S.; Gladden, L. F. (1996). "Synthesis and Characterization of the Gallosilicate Mesoporous Molecular Sieve MCM-41". The Journal of Physical Chemistry. 100: 390. doi:10.1021/jp952410t.
  13. ^ Johnson, B. F. G.; Raynor, S. A.; Shephard, D. S.; Mashmeyer, T.; Mashmeyer, T.; Thomas, J. M.; Sankar, G.; Bromley, S.; Oldroyd, R.; Gladden, L.; Mantle, M. D. (1999). "Superior performance of a chiral catalyst confined within mesoporous silica". Chemical Communications (13): 1167. doi:10.1039/A902441G.
  14. ^ Manz, B.; Gladden, L. F.; Warren, P. B. (1999). "Flow and dispersion in porous media: Lattice-Boltzmann and NMR studies". AIChE Journal. 45 (9): 1845. doi:10.1002/aic.690450902.
  15. ^ "Professor Lynn Gladden CBE - Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering". Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Board of Directors". British Land. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Beilby Medal and Prize Winners". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  18. ^ "RSC Tilden Prize Previous Winners". Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  19. ^ Dept of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge Archived 22 December 2012 at Archive.today News 2004
  20. ^ University of Cambridge News Archived 1 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine 16 June 2009
  21. ^ "No. 59090". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 2009. p. 7.
  22. ^ "In profile: Professor Lynn Gladden". EPSCR Pioneer. 19: 63. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  23. ^ "No. 62866". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 2019. p. N8.