WES Karen Burt Award winner announced

24 Sep 2013

The Women’s Engineering Society has announced Molly Stevens FIMMM as the winner of the 2013 Karen Burt Award for the best newly qualified Chartered Engineer.

Molly is Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Departments of Materials and Bioengineering and the Institute for Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. She engineers biomaterials for applications in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and biosensing and has made a number of extraordinary breakthroughs using multidisciplinary approaches with publications in journals such as the Nature family journals and Science.

Molly graduated from Bath University with a First Class Honours degree and a PhD from the University of Nottingham, which was followed by a Postdoctoral training with the internationally renowned Professor Robert Langer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Since the start of her independent career at Imperial in 2004, she has been recognised by the TR100, a compilation of the top innovators under the age of 35, a listing in The Times as one of the top scientists under the age of 40 as well as the EU-40 prize for excellence and achievement in the field of materials research by a scientist under 40. Molly was recently seen on the popular BBC2 science programme BBC Science Club.

The Karen Burt Award will be presented by WES President Milada Williams 4 October at the WES Annual Conference, Harnessing the Energy, at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London. 

Further information

Women's Engineering Society

BBC Science Club Series 2 Episode 6