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For the Queen’s Birthday Honours it was announced that Professor Clare Grey has been appointed as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to science.

The citation, that can be found with the announcement, reads: 'Her scientific breakthroughs underpin 25 years of global progress in rechargeable electric batteries, which have led to mobile phones, laptops and electric vehicles. Clare Grey is a major figure in the UK science landscape whose work on lithium-ion batteries will affect the development of sustainable transport and energy systems. She was a member of the Royal Society's Future Leaders, African Independent Research fellowships program, and continues to work, especially in Nigeria, as a mentor and enables research visits to her group in Cambridge. Her work has been internationally recognised most recently by the award of the Körber European Science Prize 2021 for her ground-breaking research on the optimisation of batteries using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.'

"This is a singular honour for Dame Clare and a fitting recognition of her international standing as a scientist and of the important leadership role that she plays. We are proud to count her as a colleague and that her many contributions have been recognised at the highest level.” Dr James Keeler, Head of Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


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