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Professor Dame Julia Higgins

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RAE Panel E: biography of the Chair

Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics

Professor Dame Julia Higgins

Professor of Polymer Science, Imperial College London


Professor of Polymer Science in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology at Imperial College, Principal of the Faculty of Engineering, and Vice-President of the Royal Society.

Appointed to academic staff in Imperial College 1976. Professor in 1989, Dean of the Engineering faculty from 1993 to 1997. Currently the Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Trustee of the National Gallery and of the Daphne Jackson Trust. Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering of the USA. Awarded a DBE in 2002. Obtained a DPhil in Physical Chemistry from the University of Oxford.