Joint Affiliation: Material Scientist/Argonne (1851 Royal Commission of the Great Exhibition Design Fellowship)
Principal Research Associate, Head of Molecular Engineering Group, Cambridge
Dr. Jacqueline Cole is Head of the Molecular Engineering group at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge and holds an 1851 Royal Commission of the Great Exhibition Design Fellowship with Argonne National Laboratory.
Dr. Cole is primarily engaged in the design and functionalization of new materials for optoelectronic applications using a wide variety of experimental and computational methods. Her research is highly interdisciplinary. She holds two PhDs: one in Physics from the University of Cambridge and one in Chemistry from the University of Durham.
She has received a number of awards including the first British Crystallographic Association Chemical Crystallography Prize (2000) for her research on optical materials; the 18th Franco-British Science prize (2006) for collaborative research and cooperation between France and Britain; the Brian Mercer Feasibility Award (2007) for innovation; and the Royal Society of Chemistry SAC Silver Medal (2009) for her contributions to the development of photo-crystallography and advanced methods in neutron diffraction. In her spare time, she has also obtained a BSc Hons degree in Mathematics (2000-4), a diploma in Statistics (2004-5), a Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science (2006-7) and a Diploma in Physics (2007-8) all through the Open University.