From nanoscale to the real world: How small things have a big impact (Current and Future Women Luminaries)

Please join us for a special series of conversations to showcase our inspirational luminaries’ careers and to share lessons learned with the next generation of future stars. Imperial has amazing women who are leaders in their fields and provide inspiration to many inside and outside the College. When they talk about their research, teaching, and societal engagement, they inspire and motivate others.



Hosted by Professor Alice P. Gast, our final conversation will be with Professor Mary Ryan, Professor of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, and Vice-Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering, and Aigerim Omirkhan, final year Materials Research PhD student, Department of Materials.

Professor Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan is currently Professor of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, and Vice-Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering.

Mary leads a large interdisciplinary group focused on understanding nanoscale materials, and nanoscale interfaces in and between materials and their environments. She has a particular interest in the development of operando approaches and has pioneered nanoscale methods in synchrotron science. A key aspect of her research is understanding the reactivity and stability of nanostructures in operando in order to maximize efficiency and lifetime of devices and systems.

She was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015 and is a Fellow IoM3 and of the Institute of Corrosion.

Aigerim Omirkhan

Aigerim Omirkhan is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Materials, where she is investigating the micromechanical properties of battery cathode materials.

Her PhD research under the supervision of Professor Mary Ryan and Professor Jason Riley was focused on electrochemical-mechanical coupled corrosion phenomena. She studied the influence of mechanical degradation on repassivation of thin oxide films formed on steels in various environments.

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Jul 06 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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