June 23, 2022: Leading UK battery scientist Clare Grey was awarded with the title of Commander of the British Empire in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of her services to science.
Professor Grey, from the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry and Pembroke College, pioneered the optimization of lithium batteries with the help of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Grey has to a large extent created, by her own contributions, a flourishing new field of NMR with a great potential for future beneficial discoveries and applications.
NMR spectroscopy, which proved to be a vital tool in the advancement and commercialization of lithium batteries in its early development for EV years, has recently been at the cutting edge of lead battery research in various collaborations with the US Argonne National Laboratory.
Grey said: “I am delighted that my contributions to the general field of energy materials have been honoured in this way.