Profiles of women in materials, science & engineering

Simon Frost speaks to an Instron employee about her career and unexpected path into the industry.

Dr Sujata Kundu - Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London and self-confessed material girl loves talking science

Meet two of the Institute’s female members and find out more about their careers. Part of this issue's special section on Women in Engineering

Almost half co-ed maintained schools in the UK do not send even one girl to study A-Level physics. And yet women have successful careers in the sector. What can be done to redress the balance? Louise Kittle spoke to women working in materials science and engineering about the issues facing the industry. 

"Hearing my boys say, ‘My mum helped to build this tunnel’ or ‘My mum helped to design this’ is very rewarding"

Christine Blackmore, Principal Environmental Geologist at Wardell Armstrong LLP, is an expert on cyanide.

Show jumper by night and materials engineer by day, Danielle Burrows straddles both areas comfortably. The engineer at BAE Systems’ site in Blackburn, UK, chats to Rupal Mehta about how her unflappable attitude towards new challenges and pressures has helped her settle into her job with no previous materials background.

The career of Siobhan Matthews, currently chair of the IOM3 Younger Members’ Committee is described. She is the director and co-founder of SCF Processing Ltd., which provides a materials processing technology transfer service using supercritical fluid and polymer processing technology to develop viable manufacturing processes.