Dr Imtiaz AhmadDr Imtiaz Ahmad

Imtiaz is a senior lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the Anglia Polytechnic University (APU) in Cambridge and a research fellow of Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. After obtaining her doctorate from the University of London, she was awarded the prestigious Royal Society fellowship and she worked at the world-renowned Institute for Molecular Science in Okazaki, and the University of Tokyo in Japan.

Her research interests span the field of chemical physics : from high resolution spectroscopy to laser diagnostics and even astrochemistry and radioastronomy. Currently she is engaged in the discipline of plasma chemistry namely the remediation of gaseous pollutants using technological plasmas. Her current and most recent collaborators include the University of Cambridge, the University of Manchester, Accentus plc (Culham Science Centre), the University of Tokyo and NASDA (National Space Development Agency of Japan).

A self-confessed Japanophile, she visits Japan frequently and enjoys collaborative research with NASDA (National Space Development Agency, Japan). She is fluent in Japanese and has lectured on Islam in the country.
Imtiaz is involved with Planet Science (a government initiative to encourage schoolchildren/youngsters to study science to a high level). Amongst her professional affiliations are Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (and regional committee member), Chartered Physicist, Member of the Institute of Physics, Member of the Society of Chemical Industry, Member (and committee member) of AWISE (Association of Women in Science and Engineering) and Professional Member, Governing Council.