Professor Rachel Oliver FREng
Professor of Materials Science, University of Cambridge
Rachel Oliver is a world-leading materials engineer, renowned for the study and innovative applications of gallium nitride (GaN) for electronic and optoelectronic devices. She invented novel methods for the fabrication of nitride nanostructures, and her successes led to the creation of Poro Technologies Ltd, a spinout company that is bringing porous GaN to UK and International industries. She is a world leader in the development of nitrides for quantum technologies and has produced single photon emitters with unprecedented performance. She has several awards, including being named among the top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability on International Women in Engineering Day in 2020. She has championed diversity in engineering at the Houses of Parliament.