Industrial Analytical Science Award 2016 Winner

Nathan Lawrence
Nathan Lawrence


The award was given for the development of cutting-edge industrial sensors to both monitor the impact of climate change, specifically in the oceans and optimise new fuels from waste emissions to combat it.


Nathan was formerly Programme Manager and Principal Research Scientist at Schlumberger Gould Research and is now CTO of ANBSensors, CEO of CambEchem and a visiting academic at the University of Hull. Prior to this, he undertook a post-doctoral role at New Mexico State University and completed doctoral training studies with Prof. Richard Compton at Oxford University. 

Nathan has authored 128 research papers, leading to an H-index of 38 and has invented numerous patents. Previously he was awarded the Ronald Belcher Lectureship (2002), Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize (2010) and Young Industrialist of the Year (2014) by the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

About the company

Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry.