Indian-origin female scientist is honoured with damehood


by LAUREN CODLING A LEADING female scientist hopes to abolish the myth that STEM subjects are difficult and encourage women to pursue science careers. Professor Dame Pratibha Gai, a pioneering microscopist, was presented with her damehood for services to chemical sciences and technology last Friday (23). The Indian-born scientist helped to co-develop the atomic resolution environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM), an innovative microscope which is able to analyse atoms at an atomic level. The first of its kind, it helped unravel the mysteries of how atoms work and how they interact with each other in various environments. Gai is also…

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