Elected: 2014
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Rebecca Lunn
Professor of Engineering Geosciences, University of Strathclyde
Professor Rebecca Lunn’s research is in engineering geosciences, with a particular focus on energy. In 2011, she became the first woman and the first engineer to be awarded the Geological Society’s Aberconway Medal. She has been a member of the Committee for Radioactive Waste Management since 2008 which advises the UK Government on radioactive waste disposal. Lunn’s research interests include: development of subsurface monitoring technologies; design of non-cementitious grouts for ground and rock-fracture sealing; modelling subsurface hydro-mechanics; and improving public and government understanding of science to enable a more-informed debate on the UK’s and Scotland’s energy future.