University of York professor Pratibha Gai has been appointed a Dame (DBE)for services to chemical sciences and technology. Professor Gai is the founding co-director of York’s JEOL Nanocentre and professor of electron microscopy in York’s departments of chemistry and physics.She is the fourth Indian-origin woman conferred with the honour since it was instituted in 1917, following Maharani Lakshmi Devi of Dhar (1931), educationist Asha Khemka (2014) and medicine academic Parveen Kumar (2017). She has been honoured for “services to chemical sciences and technology”. Professor Gai said: “I am truly humbled to receive this national honour and delighted that the research has received this wonderful recognition.
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