Professor Dame Athene Donald
Dame Athene Margaret Donald DBE FRS is Professor of Experimental Physics and Deputy Head of the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge. She is also a Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University for the academic year 2012 - 13.
Her major domain of study is soft matter physics, particularly its applications to living organisms and the relationship between structure and other properties.
She is a Fellow of Robinson College, director of WiSETI, the University's Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative, member of the ESPCI ParisTech Scientific Committeeand was the first director of the Physics of Medicine Initiative.
She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering and was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours.