Professor Eleanor Elizabeth Bryce Campbell FRS
Professor of Physical Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
Eleanor Campbell is an authority on the experimental characterisation of the relaxation channels and reorganisational dynamics of highly excited molecules and surfaces. Her outstanding work on the fates of fullerenes following collisional or laser excitation has advanced the understanding of electronic and vibrational relaxation and of isomerisation processes in large molecules. Her pioneering studies of the fundamental dynamical processes involved in ultrashort laser pulse ablation have greatly increased the precision of 2- and 3-dimensional microstructuring of dielectric materials. She has recently initiated the systematic development of nanoelectromechanical devices using carbon nanotubes and demonstrated working devices.