Congratulations to Professor Sally Price, elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society!
24th May 2017
The Fellowship of the Royal Society is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. There are approximately 1,600 Fellows and Foreign Members and of these only ~5% are women. To be elected candidates must have made 'a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science'.
This represents a major scientific achievement for Sally, who says,
"I was delighted to be elected and so pleased by my colleague’s reactions to the news. I am very grateful to so many people in the department for all the help, support and encouragement over the decades, in all the science, technical implementation and associated administration that has made possible the interdisciplinary experiment/computational research which has been recognised in this way."
Sally Price is a theoretical chemist who has lead the Control and Prediction of the Organic Solid State project and is a champion of the Directed Assembly Grand Challenge network. She collaborates extensively with many experimental groups in academia and industry, based on having a joint research group with Prof. Tocher. She has worked at UCL since 1990 (1990-6: Lecturer; 1996-2000 Reader; 2000: Professor). Before this, she was a Royal Society University Research Fellow, and a postdoctoral research associate at Cambridge University, working with Professor AJ Stone and in Chicago with Professor Burdett.