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About Professor Rebecca Melen
Rebecca Melen studied for her undergraduate and PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge, completing her PhD in 2012 with Prof. Wright. Following postdoctoral studies with Prof. Stephan in Toronto and with Prof. Gade in Heidelberg, she took up a position at Cardiff University in 2014, where she is now a professor in inorganic chemistry. In 2018, she was awarded an EPSRC early career fellowship and she is the recipient of the 2019 RSC Harrison Meldola Memorial Prize. Her research interests lie in main group chemistry and the applications of main group Lewis acids in synthesis and catalysis. When not in the lab she enjoys being outdoors and spending her time with her pony.
Awards and Recognition 
2022    Elected Fellow Learned Society Wales
2022    Philip Leverhulme Prize in Chemistry
2019    Dillwyn Medal
2019    Harrison Meldola Memorial Prize
2018    Thieme Chemistry Journals Award winner   
2016    Clara Immerwahr Award
2014    European Young Researcher Award
2013    RSC Dalton Young Researcher Award

​Positions on Committees and Editorships 
- Associate editor of EES Catalysis.
- Editorial advisory board for ACS CatalysisAsianJOCChemistry—A        European JournalChem CatalysisOrganometallics and Chem.
- Dalton Division Awards Committee.
- Editor for the EIBC (Wiley).