Fellow: Cordiner
Elected: 2020
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Joan Cordiner
Professor of Process Engineering and External Engagement, University of Sheffield
A thirty-year veteran of the Chemical Engineering industry, Joan recently switched careers and moved back from the USA to continue her lifelong passion for people development as a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. In her industrial career, Joan was as a Technology Manager and Global Risk Lead for Syngenta, previously Astra Zeneca and ICI, and she was a leading researcher in physical property prediction. Her work changed industry design practices through advanced techniques used to model molecules, products, and processes. Joan is also an Honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt University and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.