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materials engineer

Nieves Lapeña-Rey, British materials engineer. Achievements include first to lead the development of the first fuel cell aircraft in aviation history. Member of Royal Society Chemistry.

Background

Lapeña-Rey, Nieves was born on May 4, 1971 in Madrid. Daughter of Pedro Lapeña-Garijo and Nieves Rey-Arias.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (honorary), University Complutense, Madrid, 1993. Master of Science, University Kent, Canterbury, 1994. Master of Philosophy in Materials Engineering, Brunel University, London, 1996.

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, London, 1999.

Career

Research assistant Johnson Matthey Plc Catalysis Division, Sonning Common, 1994. Research student Brunel University Materials Engineering Department, London, 1995—1996, Imperial College Chemical Engineering Department, London, 1996—1999, research assistant, 1999—2000. Advanced technologist Rolls Royce Plc, Derby, 2000—2002.

Research engineer Boeing Research & Technology Europe, Madrid, 2002—2006. Manager Boeing Research & Technology Europe Environment, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to lead the development of the first fuel cell aircraft in aviation history.

Membership

Member of Royal Society Chemistry.

Connections

father:
Pedro Lapeña-Garijo

mother:
Nieves Rey-Arias