Professor Chris Lowe has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List (2011). This is for services to science.
Professor Lowe is the Director of the Institute of Biotechnology and Professor of Biotechnology in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. His research lies in the high value - low volume sectors of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and diagnostics. He has 250 publications, 7 monographs and 40 patents. He is actively involved in many collaborations worldwide, is on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals, sits on a number of research council, grant awarding and government committees, and is active in various legal and entrepreneurial roles.
Head of Department, Professor Nigel Slater, congratulated him on this award and said it was very well deserved.