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Dr Irene Turner
Dr Turner will become one of just 64 female Fellows amongst a total of 3,350

Internal News - 09 May 2008

Bath academic invited to become a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining

Dr Irene Turner, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been invited to become an elected Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining.

Fellowship of the institute is a prestigious grade for those with an established and enhanced reputation in materials, minerals and mining technology. Dr Turner will become one of just 64 female Fellows amongst a total of 3,350 Fellows.

The institute exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies and was formed from the merger of the Institute of Materials and the Institution of Mining & Metallurgy in June 2002. It is the professional body for the international materials, minerals and mining community.

Dr Turner has had a long association with the institute as a founder member of its Biomaterials Committee some fifteen years ago. This committee, of which she has remained a member, has recently become a Biomedical Applications Division within the institute. The aim of the division is to represent all materials engineers and other related technical disciplines with interests across biomedical applications.

Dr Turner has over twenty years of experience of lecturing in all aspects of Materials Science & Engineering within the University in addition to regularly contributing to external training courses for orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr Turner's research interests are in the three main areas of bioceramic bone substitute materials, design and development of urinary catheters and coatings on pharmaceutical tablets. She has published over 120 refereed journal and conference papers in the field of biomedical materials.