Dr Elizabeth Rowsell OBE

Johnson Matthey, Bounts Court, Sonning Common, RG4 9NH, UK

Elizabeth Rowsell OBE is Director of Johnson Matthey’s Technology Centres. Liz leads a diverse team of chemists, engineers, biologists, physicists, and data scientists developing materials and technologies that are catalysing the net zero transition. She is a keen advocate for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) careers and was recently awarded an OBE, in part for her work on promoting diversity in these fields. 
Liz is a member on the Board of Trustees at the Royal Society of Chemistry and a council member of the Advanced Materials Leadership Council at Innovate UK. 

She has over 25 years of industrial R&D experience at Johnson Matthey, where she started as a research scientist developing metal-based therapeutics. Throughout her career, Liz has built technical expertise across a variety of innovation areas, including catalysts for pharmaceuticals, food and personal safety; biomass processing; gas purification; and materials for energy production. 

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