Rachael Rothman

Prof Rachael Rothman

Grantham Centre Co-Director

Rachael Rothman was born and brought up in Teesside and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class MEng in Chemical Engineering. She spent a year in Sweden before embarking on her PhD at the University of Sheffield.

In 2013 Rachael led the engineering department’s successful Athena SWAN silver award submission. Between 2014 – 2017 she was the Faculty Director for Women in Engineering, leading the faculty’s equality and diversity activities. She has twice taken a year of maternity leave following the birth of her sons. In 2022 she became a Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering.

Research projects and sustainability at TUoS

Rachael Rothman is part of our 2 special plastics projects, Plastics: Redefining Single-Use and Many Happy Returns. In 2022 she gave evidence to an EFRA committee about plastic waste. Read: Our co-director speaks about plastic waste to EFRA committee.

As well as being our Co-Director, Rachael’s research concentrates on clean energy and sustainable process development. Additionally, Rachael is the Academic Lead for Sustainability across the whole of the University of Sheffield. Find out more about sustainability at Sheffield.

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You can find Rachael on Twitter.

Find out more about Rachael’s work and the Grantham Centre in our annual reports.

  • Management Group
  • Many Happy Returns
  • Operations Team
  • Plastics: Redefining Single Use
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