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Throwback Thursday with Professor Becky Lunn

Professor Becky Lunn MBE FRSE FREng, Head of the Centre for Ground Engineering and Energy Geosciences at the University of Strathclyde, will reflect on her inspirational talk from the RSE’s Women in Science – an exhibition highlighting some of the most talented leaders, thinkers and practitioners working in Scotland. Becky’s identified civil engineering’s vital role in improving sustainability, inspired by nature her research involved an alternative to concrete – which contributes around 8% of our global carbon emissions.

Kicking off our new Throwback Thursday series, on Thursday 2 July, Professor Becky Lunn will discuss the current challenges within civil engineering, her breakthrough work and how she’s adapted working during lockdown.

Remember to register via Zoom to take part in a live Q&A.



Professor Becky Lunn

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Professor Rebecca Lunn’s research is in engineering geosciences, with a particular focus on energy. In 2011, she became the first woman and the first engineer to be awarded the Geological Society’s Aberconway Medal. She has been a member of the Committee for Radioactive Waste Management since 2008 which advises the UK Government on radioactive waste disposal. Lunn’s research interests include: development of subsurface monitoring technologies; design of non-cementitious grouts for ground and rock-fracture sealing; modelling subsurface hydro-mechanics; and improving public and government understanding of science to enable a more-informed debate on the UK’s and Scotland’s energy future.