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CSCT Co-Director selected as finalist for women in technology award

The everywoman awards acknowledge Professor McManus’s exceptional talent and outstanding contributions in her field of work.

Marcelle McManus, Professor of Energy and Environmental Engineering and CSCT Co-Director, has been selected as 2020 FDM everywoman in Technology Award finalist under the Academic category. This award acknowledges the significant contributions of women in academia, leading to long-term impact in STEM.

everywoman is a global platform dedicated to the empowerment of women in business. Working with companies and organisations, they support members’ professional development and offer mentorship opportunities and a networking forum for women.

Professor McManus primarily works on studying the life cycle impacts of different technologies, assessing how to produce energy and power in a way that minimises carbon emissions, and analysing which sustainable options provide the best and most effective strategy to use the resources we have. Her contribution has been recognised on various occasions, both within her home institution and beyond.

Marcelle joined the University of Bath as a Research Officer on a large EPSRC project. She undertook her PhD in Life Cycle Assessment of Alternative Fluid Power Systems whilst she was a researcher, and during this period she won the IMechE/British Fluid Power Association prize for Young Engineers. In 2008 she was a joint recipient of the IMechE George Stephenson Medal for her work on wind turbines.  In 2011, she obtained the University of Bath John Willis Award and, in 2017, the University of Bath Excellence in Doctoral Supervision Award. In 2019, Professor McManus was named Most Inspirational Woman in STEM in the West Women Awards.

Marcelle’s nomination comes shortly after her addition to the CSCT directorship team.

She said: “It’s an honour to have been nominated for this award, and it’s amazing to have made it to the finalists. There were many people shortlisted, some of whom I met and all of whom have done exceptional things. Being selected as a finalist is such a surprise, especially after meeting some truly inspirational nominees who are creating life-changing technologies.

“I am looking forward to the event in March and to meeting more women working across all areas of science and engineering. I know that this network will enable people to make STEM more inclusive and diverse, and solve the real global challenges we are facing. I cannot wait to make the most out of the opportunities that will follow this event!”

The winners of each category will be announced at the award ceremony in London, on 4 March 2020.


By 11 February 2020

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