Dr. Melanie Britton
Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry – University of Birmingham
Melanie Britton is a pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging of chemical reactions and processes and is a world-leader in the development of MRI visualisation of spatially heterogeneous chemical reactions and chemistry in flow. In 2000, she was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship (ARF) to develop MRI of chemical reaction-diffusion phenomena. She was a postdoctoral researcher with Paul Callaghan (Massey University) and Ken Packer (Nottingham University), before moving to the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre (Cambridge University) for her ARF. In 2004, she moved to the University of Birmingham (UoB) and established the UoB Magnetic Resonance Microscopy (MRM) facility. For the last 15 years, she has been specialising in the development of magnetic resonance techniques to probe chemical and electrochemical processes. She is the current Chair of the International Division of Spatially Resolved Magnetic Resonance, within the Ampere Society, and is the first woman to hold this position.