Tilden Prize 2013 Winner

Professor Eleanor Campbell
Professor Eleanor Campbell
University of Edinburgh

For her highly significant, ground-breaking contributions in the chemistry and nanoscience of fullerene and atomic cluster dynamical properties, femtosecond laser ablation and carbon nanotubes. 

About the Winner

Eleanor Campbell obtained a BSc (hons) in Chemical Physics in 1982 and a PhD in 1985 (supervisor Malcolm Fluendy) from the University of Edinburgh and was then awarded a Royal Society European Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Ingolf Hertel in the Department of Physics at the Free University of Berlin. 

This was followed by a further 11 years in Germany, firstly at Freiburg University, where she obtained a Habilitation in Experimental Physics in 1992, then at the Max Born Institut in Berlin. In 1997 she was appointed to the Chair of Atomic and Molecular Physics at Gothenburg University in Sweden and remained there until 2007 when she returned to Edinburgh to the Chair of Physical Chemistry. She was appointed to the Chair of Chemistry earlier this year and is currently serving as Head of School.

She received the Gerhard Hess prize in physics (1992), awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the Göran Gustafsson prize in physics (2000), awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science. She has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (2004), a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2004) and a Fellow of the Royal Society (2010).

Eleanor's research has spanned a wide range of topics over the past 30 years from fundamental collision experiments and gas phase molecular spectroscopy (often involving fullerenes) to pioneering studies of femtosecond laser ablation and the growth and device fabrication and characterisation of carbon nanomaterials.

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