Dr Jennifer A. Garden
Jenni received her MSci (1st Class Hons, 2010) and PhD (2014) from the University of Strathclyde, the latter under the direction of Prof. Robert Mulvey. Her PhD research dealt with the design, synthesis, characterisation and reaction chemistry of new zinc and zincate complexes, for which she was awarded the Hamilton Barett Award and the Ritchie Chemistry Prize. This was followed by two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Charlotte Williams at Imperial College London, where she researched the design, synthesis and development of catalysts for carbon dioxide/epoxide copolymerisation in collaboration with Econic Technologies.
In 2016, Jenni moved to the University of Edinburgh as the first recipient of the Christina Miller Research Fellowship, which was followed by a Ramsay Memorial Trust Fellowship. Jenni currently holds a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. Her research focuses on the design and synthesis of new homo- and heterometallic complexes, and their application towards homogeneous catalysis and the production of polymer materials.
Outside work, Jenni enjoys dancing, running and yoga.
Awards and Honours
2021 Sir Edward Frankland Fellowship, Royal Society of Chemistry
2020 UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship
2020 L'Oréal-UNESCO International Rising Talents Award
2019 Macro Group UK Young Researchers Medal
2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship
2019 Best Talk Prize at the Recent Appointees in Polymer Science conference
2017 British Ramsay Memorial Trust Fellowship, The Ramsay Trust
2016 Christina Miller Research Fellowship, University of Edinburgh
2016 Poster Prize, London Polymer Group Symposium
2015 Ritchie Chemistry Prize, University of Strathclyde (best PhD thesis)
2011 Hamilton Barrett Prize, University of Strathclyde (best 1st Year PhD thesis)
2010 George Fraser Scholarship for PhD research
2010 Andersonian Centenary Medal Prize, University of Strathclyde (most outstanding final year undergraduate student in Chemistry)
2009 R&D Bronze Award, GlaxoSmithKline
2009 Poster Prize, Analytical Science Day, GlaxoSmithKline
2008 RSC Award for Analytical Chemistry
2007 Carnegie Undergraduate Scholarship
2007 Pfizer Scholarship, Veterinary Medicine Discovery Centre
2006 Wyndham Williams Mathematics Prize, University of Strathclyde