July 2, 2022
Swansea University academics recognised as top women in engineering
Swansea University’s Professor Serena Margadonna has been named one of the UK's Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) by the Women's Engineering Society (WES).
The annual WE50 awards take place on International Women in Engineering Day, 23rd June, which celebrates inventors and innovators who can #ImagineTheFuture. The award, in association with The Guardian and Ball Corporation, a global supplier of sustainable packaging, recognises the best and brightest women in the engineering sector. It celebrates those who create solutions to make our lives easier.
Professor Margadonna holds a Chair in Chemical Engineering and is Head of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Swansea University.
Her work is inspired by the simple realisation that major technological advances require truly multidisciplinary research, which continuously evolves, adapts, and innovates. Following this ethos, in collaboration with industrial partners, Professor Margadonna is currently facilitating the commercialisation of next-generation sustainable rechargeable batteries for the electrification of transport.
Her vision is to contribute toward a green economy by developing batteries that use abundant and widely available recyclable materials.
Professor Margadonna, comments: “It is a great honour to be named as one of this year's Top 50 Women in Engineering: Inventors and Innovators by WES.”
She explains, “Innovation in engineering is fundamental in finding solutions to the global net-zero challenge, and these awards highlight the substantial impact women in engineering are making to achieve a more sustainable and fair society.”
WES also received an extremely high standard of nominations this year that resulted in 100 Highly Commended Finalists, including Swansea University's Professor Cinzia Giannetti.
Professor Giannetti, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, develops innovative toolkits to stimulate effective adoption and integration of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in industry. By working closely with industrial partners to help increase the digitalisation of their processes, Professor Giannetti has improved the quality of products, reduced wastage, and unnecessary costs, and contributed to sustainable manufacturing systems.
Professor Giannetti, comments: “I am delighted to be named one of the top 100 Highly Commended Finalists in the WE50 awards.”
She continues, “I am grateful to play a part in tackling global challenges such as climate change, developing cleaner processing technologies and forming new opportunities for more sustainable and equitable futures.”
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Content added on 2nd July 2022.
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