Dr Rachael Rothman


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.

Rachael is part of our two special plastics projects, Plastics: Redefining Single-Use and Many Happy Returns.

As well as being our Co-Director, Rachael is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Her 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.

You can find Rachael on Twitter.

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