Women of Achievement 2018: Professor Fiona Meldrum

In the latest of our regular feature series – profiling all 15 of the 2018 Women of Achievement Awards winners in turn – we are highlighting the accomplishments of Professor Fiona Meldrum.

Women of Achievement 2018: Professor Fiona Meldrum. February 2019

Fiona is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Leeds and a world-leader in materials chemistry, specifically in the study and control of crystallisation of inorganic substances to produce crystalline particles with defined sizes, structures and properties.

In much of her work she exploits, mimics and repurposes the strategies that nature uses to make diverse materials, such as seashells, bones and teeth. 

Professor Meldrum won the Interdisciplinary Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2017.

The Women of Achievement Awards recognise the significant contribution and impact women at the University are making across our institution and beyond. 

Held for the fifth time last year, the Awards are a key part of the University’s Leeds Gender Framework. They are integral to our commitment to further promote and accelerate gender equality, support the career development of talented women in all areas of the organisation, and provide high-visible role models that will inspire others to develop and thrive.  

The outstanding achievements of 15 female colleagues and students were recognised at last year's Women of Achievement Awards.

They celebrate the significant contributions and impact the winners have made across the University and beyond. The women receiving awards were all nominated by their peers, and represent academic and professional staff, as well as students, and are drawn from across the University. 

They all share a common commitment to excellence and have performed outstandingly in their fields, whether this be in research, student education or student experience, scholarship, leadership of key University initiatives, or supporting administrative and technical activities.

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