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Professor Dame Athene Donald

Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS

Professor Dame Athene Donald

Position:
Professor of Experimental Physics and Fellow of Robinson College
Email:
amd3@cam.ac.uk
Telephone:
 
Department:
Physics (Cavendish Laboratory) and Robinson College
Central committee memberships Membership type
Term end
The Council Class (b) - Professors or Readers 31 December 2016
Advisory Committee on Committee Membership and
External Nominations
Member of Council in Class (b) ​31 December 2014
Remuneration Committee ​Professors and Readers ​31 December 2014
Research Policy Committee ​Research Council Board Member
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About this member:

Athene Donald did her first and second degrees in Cambridge. After 4 years postdoctoral experience in the USA she returned to Cambridge. She became a Professor in 1998 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999. Her research is in the general field of soft matter and physics at the interface of biology; she has published over 250 papers in these fields. She has chaired many committees within Cambridge and beyond and has served on University Council (2009-14) and as the University Gender Equality Champion (2010-14).  As well as various prizes from the IOP and Royal Society, she won the 2009 L'Oreal/Unesco Laureate for Europe award. She was appointed DBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours for services to Physics. She is Master-elect of Churchill College, and will formally become Master in October 2014.