This is a photograph of Rebecca Lunn. She has short, brown hair, is wearing a navy jacket and pictured against a beige background.

Prof Becky Lunn (MBE, FREng, FRSE, FICE) is the Royal Academy of Engineering and BAM Nuttall Research Chair in Biomineral Technologies for Ground Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. She has led >£7M of research, with an emphasis on the development of low carbon technologies for ground engineering, with specific applications in construction, nuclear decommissioning, nuclear waste disposal and geological carbon storage. 

Prof Lunn is an experienced advisor to Government, including past membership of the UK Committee on Radioactive Waste Management and the Scottish Government Working Group on Geothermal Energy Production. She is a Trustee of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a member of the Operating Committee of the National Engineering Policy Centre and an advisor to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council on Engineering and the Circular Economy. 

Prof. Lunn has long been a champion of Women in STEM. She was a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Working Group ‘Tapping our Talents’ that made recommendations to Government on stemming the ‘leaky pipeline’ of qualified female STEM graduatesShe currently leads the half million-pound EPSRC-funded project, STEM Equals (https://www.stemequals.ac.uk)to research and develop strategies in support of both female and LGBT+ researchers in UK Science and Engineering.  

In 2015, the Saltire Society named her one of ten ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’, for her research contribution and her support of women in STEM.