We are delighted to announce that Nanyang Assistant Professor Hortense Le Ferrand, a joint appointment faculty between the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), has been named Winner of the Nature Awards 2023: Inspiring Women in Science – Scientific Achievement category. This award celebrates her significant contributions to advancing the field with bio-sustainable materials that can be used in cooling electronics, construction materials and robotic sensors.
Here at NTU Singapore, Dr Le Ferrand leads a team of researchers dedicated to creating materials and structures for a more sustainable world. They have developed innovative strategies for creating structural materials with multifunctional properties through the design of their microstructures. These designs are largely inspired by those found in natural composites but adapted to engineered materials, processes and applications. The scope of her team’s research is multidisciplinary, spanning physio-chemistry, materials science and mechanics, and operates at multiple length scales, particularly at the micro, meso and macroscale. Their collaborations extend across disciplines, involving architects, product designers, biologists and educators.
You can learn more about the award and the other accomplished winners on the Nature Awards for Inspiring Women in Science website here.
On behalf of the entire MAE and MSE community, we extend our warmest congratulations to Dr Hortense Le Ferrand for this outstanding achievement. We take pride in her accomplishments and look forward to more breakthroughs in her scientific pursuits.
About Nature Awards for Inspiring Women in Science
Nature Awards for Inspiring Women in Science supports gender equity and strives to showcase the work of female researchers. The Inspiring Women in Science awards, established in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies, celebrate and support the achievements of women in science, and all those who work to encourage girls and young women to engage with STEM subjects and stay in STEM careers around the world.