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Professor Elizabeth (Lisa) Hall

CBE, BSc, PhD, MA, C.Chem, FRSC, DSc (honoris causa)

Professor of Analytical Biotechnology in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

About me

Professor Hall is an experienced leader and innovator in academia, technology start-ups and third sector organisations. She is head of Cambridge Analytical Biotechnology (University of Cambridge) and has been a director of several technology start-ups. Her research is concerned with understanding how biology can be interfaced with technology and new ways to answer questions concerning measurement and monitoring regimes.

Professor Hall’s work is mainly directed towards environmental, medical and industrial applications and translation of innovative technology. She co-founded the CamBridgeSens strategic network. Professor Hall is a chartered chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is the winner of the RSC Gold Medal (2005, Analytical Division), the Oxburgh Medal (2020) and the Alec Hough-Grassby Memorial Award (2009) for environmental science and engineering. She became the first female Vice President of Queens’ College Cambridge in 2013 and was awarded a CBE in 2015.



OxburghMedal - for outstanding contribution to measurement, instrumentation, and control in the field of environmental science and engineering - 2020

Made Freeman of the City of London 2019

Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Instrument Makers 2019

CBE, QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS, services to Higher Education & Sport for Disabled - 2015

Alec Hough-Grassby Memorial Award from the Institute of Measurement & Control - 2009

Received Gold Medal from ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY (Analytical Division) 2005

Awarded the Queen Victoria Eugenia Anglo-Hispanic Chair 2005