Women in Science Fellowship for Dr Patricia Alireza
14 July 2009
Dr Patricia Alireza (UCL Physics & Astronomy) is one of the winners of the 2009 L'Oréal UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships, which are awarded to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career to enable or facilitate promising scientific research.
Dr Alireza said: "I am hoping to use the prize money to finish setting up the High Pressure laboratory in UCL and to continue with research I have started in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. The project focuses on studying the electronic interactions of materials under extreme conditions of pressure, low temperature and high magnetic fields in order to further our understanding of the fundamental properties of matter."
The fellowships, which are worth £15,000 each, are awarded annually by L'Oréal UK & Ireland with the support of the UK National Commission for UNESCO, the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research or academic careers in the UK or Ireland in the fields of the life and physical sciences.