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Professor Julie Macpherson receives Royal Society Industry Fellowship Award
Congratulations to Professor Julie MacPherson who has been awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship, to commence in October 2014.
Professor MacPherson’s receipt of this prestigious award is an acknowledgement of her continued and sustained contribution to the fundamental understanding of diamond electrochemistry. This pioneering work has led to the development of new synthetic diamond electrochemical sensing devices and techniques, with potential benefits in a wide range of sensing applications, including biomedical, environmental, food, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas. The collaborative award will enable Professor MacPherson over a period of four years to further develop:
• An all-diamond polycrystalline electrochemical sensors, comprising Element Six’s free-standing, boron doped synthetic diamond electrode encapsulated in co-planar insulating diamond (represented in the image below) for next generation sensing applications.
• Combined electrochemical and spectroscopic diamond technologies for the unique chemical identification of complex mixtures of heavy metals at trace levels for contamination monitoring applications.
Professor Julie Macpherson said:
“I am honoured with this recognition by the Royal Society and the tremendous opportunities on the horizon for diamond electrochemical sensors. This fellowship will really enable us to push forward the significant work already accomplished in partnership with Element Six, building upon the milestones previously achieved and realizing the commercial opportunities.”