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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology




Elizabeth Anne Howlett Hall CBE, CChem, FRSC is Professor of Analytical Biotechnology.

In 2015, Hall was the recipient of a CBE for her services to Higher Education and to Sport for the Disabled. Hall has been a Tutor for undergraduate and graduate students at Queens' College, Cambridge since 1988. She was the first female professor of Queens' College. In 2013, Hall was appointed Vice-President of Queens' College. Hall has been a member of St John's College, Cambridge since 1987. She became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Instrument Makers in 2020 and became a Freeman of the City of London in 2019. She was awarded DSc honoris causa from the University of Chichester in 2018, in recognition of contribution to science, widening participation in sport and disability – and as a role model for women in science and engineering.

After earning her PhD, Hall spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire d'Electrochimie in Clermont, France (1977–1978) and the Institut für Organische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, in Mainz, Germany (1978–1980). From 1980 to 1981 she worked as a Senior Analyst for Bernard Dyer and Partners in London, England. Later that year, Hall was recruited by the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, University of Oxford to work on blood and anaesthetic gas sensors.

In 1985 Hall relocated to the University of Cambridge where, from 1985 to 1999, she was a 'New Blood' Lecturer in Biosensors. From 1988 to 2004 she was a Lecturer in Natural Sciences at Queens' College Cambridge. From 1999 to 2003 she was a Reader in Analytical Science in the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge. Since 2003 Hall has served as the Professor of Cambridge Analytical Biotechnology. In 2008 she co-founded CamBridgeSens, a strategic vision to bridge sensor research activities across the University of Cambridge. From 2010 - 2018 Hall served as the Deputy Head (Research) at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. She was Head of Department from 2018 - 2020.

Professor of Analytical Biotechnology
Professor Lisa Hall

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Person keywords: 
protein engineering
analytical biotechnology