Elected: 2024
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Gabriela Medero
Professor of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
Prof Gabi Medero is a Professor in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. She is a civil engineer and has been developing research for over 15 years developing innovative building materials made from recycled waste. Gabi is the inventor of the K-Briq and her research has led to the spinout company Kenoteq to be formed. The K-Briq is a construction brick made of over 90% recycled waste and less than 10% of embodied carbon in comparison with fired clay bricks. Gabi is the Head of the Geotechnics and Innovative Construction Materials Research Group and Heriot-Watt and the Hydro Nation Chair Research Leader Fellow working on eliminating carbon emissions from infrastructure.