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Professor Nora de Leeuw

Board Member, University of Leeds

Nora is Professor of Computational Chemistry, whose research is focused on the atomic-level understanding of composite materials for biomedical applications and materials for sustainable energy applications, including novel catalysts for CO2 conversion to synthetic fuels, nuclear energy, fuel cell and battery materials.

She has held research and academic positions in the Universities of Bath and Reading, Birkbeck College London, University College London, Cardiff University and the University of Leeds, and she also holds a chair position in Utrecht University in the Netherlands and visiting professorship at University of Paris-Est, France.

Nora has obtained research funding and doctoral training centre grants from the UK research councils (EPSRC, NERC, MRC, BBSRC, ESRC) as well as the Royal Society, Leverhulme and Wellcome Trusts, EU, NASA, NRF South Africa, FOM and NWO in the Netherlands, and industry. She has been awarded an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship (2002), Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2009), Royal Society Industry Fellowship (2012) and AWE William Penney Fellowship (2014). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and elected Member of Academia Europaea.

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