Dr Anna Regoutz is a lecturer in Materials Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at UCL. She is a CAMS-UK Fellow and holds a Visiting Scientist position at Diamond Light Source. Her enthusiasm for chemistry was sparked in school through the mentorship of Dr Helga Voglhuber at BG/BRG Lerchenfeld, Klagenfurt, Austria, which culminated in the award of the Agnes-Ruis-Special Prize for the Best Experimental Thesis. After completing her BSc (2009) and Dipl. Ing. (2010) at the Graz University of Technology, Austria, she moved to the University of Oxford (Trinity College) where she completed a D.Phil. in Inorganic Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Russell Egdell.
After two post-doctoral positions at the University of Southampton and Imperial College London, Dr Regoutz was awarded an Imperial College Research Fellowship, which she held between 2017 and 2019 before joining UCL. She is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), the Institute of Physics (MInstP), the Materials Research Society, and of the Society of Austrian Chemists GÖCH. She currently serves as treasurer of the Solid State Chemistry Group committee of the RSC and as an ordinary member of the Dielectrics and Electrostatics Group committee of the IoP. She is a co-director for the Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials, a joint venture between UCL, Imperial and Trinity College Dublin. In 2018 she was awarded the Student Academic Choice Award for Best Teaching for Undergraduates at Imperial and in 2019 the element Praseodymium in the Periodic Table of Chemists by the IUPAC.