Young Industrialist of the Year Award 2014 Winner


Dr Nathan Lawrence
Dr Nathan Lawrence
Schlumberger Gould Research

For outstanding achievements in analytical science relating to oil field exploration.


About the Winner


Nathan is currently the Programme Manager and a Senior Research Scientist of the Chemical Sensors and Energy Devices group at Schlumberger Gould Research in the UK. As a Programme Manager he is responsible for setting the directions of the group aligning the technology and sensor developments with the various business segments needs. In his role as a Research Scientist he applies his knowledge of applied Electrochemistry to the development of 'real world' chemical sensors which will ultimate operate under the extreme temperature and pressure environments found in oil and gas reservoirs. 

Prior to joining Schlumberger he undertook a Post Doctoral role with Prof. Joe Wang at New Mexico State University and in 2003 he completed his DPhil. at the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University under the supervision of Prof. Richard Compton. 

During his career Nathan has authored over 120 research papers (H-index = 35), co-authored a Chemistry textbook, a book chapter and in excess of thirty patents. One his patenst from Oxford University led to the creation of a spin-out company in pH sensing (Senova Systems, Inc., USA). His work has been previously recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2001 (Ronald Belcher Lecturership) and in 2010 (Harrison-Meldola Prize).  Nathan has also received an internal Schlumberger award for the SGR patent of the year in 2011 for his work on pH sensing.


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