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Professor Lynn Gladden

Professor Lynn Gladden

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research

Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge


Professor Lynn Gladden CBE, FRS, FREng is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Researchand the Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering. Formerly Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; she is also a member of the Council of EPSRC (the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

Professor Lynn Gladden leads research activities at the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.  Her group develops methods that advance our understanding of processes that lie at the heart of this technology and applying it to a range of sectors. She is particularly interested in adapting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods – as used in hospitals – to study non-medical subjects and her research has helped advance several products and process technologies in the catalysis, oil recovery and pharmaceutical technology sectors.

The role of Pro-Vice-Chancellors is to take forward strategy and policy development and to support the Vice-Chancellor in providing institutional leadership for the University, particularly in their areas of responsibility. The Pro-Vice-Chancellors work closely with the Chairs of Schools and senior professional administrators. She is also a Fellow of Trinity College.


  • oil recovery
  • porous media
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • NMR
  • terahertz
  • pharmaceuticals
  • catalysis