Dr Geetha Srinivasan, Senior Research Fellow at Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL), has been announced as a winner in the WeAreTheCity Top 100 Rising Star awards in the Science & Engineering category.
Dr Srinivasan was one of the final 200 shortlisted nominees out of a total of 1,250 entrants this year.
Dr Srinivasan first arrived at Queen's in 2006 as a postdoctoral research fellow and has worked as chief scientist in projects involving PETRONAS and Astron Advanced Materials. Her research on flexible electronic materials for medical device applications has gained international attention, as has one of the seven patents she has helped to invent. She is a STEM ambassador and strives for gender balance in science and engineering, being a key promoter of the Soapbox Science initiative in Northern Ireland.
Speaking about the Rising Star award, Dr Srinivasan said:
"I am humbled and truly inspired to keep striving and sustaining in science. These awards can be compared to energy drinks offered in between Marathon runs. A science career needs true passion and passion should be supported by rewards such as this."