Medical research engineer

Professor Karen Hapgood FTSE

Professor Karen Hapgood

Professor Karen Hapgood FTSE

Professor Karen Hapgood is a leading chemical engineer whose research on engineering powder particles is used worldwide by the pharmaceutical industry to enhance manufacturing processes for new drugs.

Her career includes five years of pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing experience giving her deep insight into translating research into solutions for industry problems.

She is passionate about encouraging more women into STEM and is one of the few women in Australia to be appointed dean of an engineering faculty.

Karen has received several awards recognising her academic leadership and excellent contribution to student learning.

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Pharmaceutical engineering

ATSE Division

Role and organisation (at time of election)
Executive Dean of Science, Faculty of Science Engineering and Built Environment
Deakin University 

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Professor Karen Hapgood FTSE was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2021.

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