Seven new Fellows welcomed to Trinity Hall
This academic year we have welcomed 7 new Fellows to Trinity Hall in a ceremony that also included formally welcoming 5 new Honorary Fellows.
The Admission of Fellows ceremony last night (10 October) was held in the College’s 14th century Chapel.
Speaking after the event the Master, Mary Hockaday, said: “It is wonderful to welcome and honour new Fellows across a range of disciplines to Trinity Hall, whether at the early stage of their research careers or after making a distinguished difference to their chosen field.
“Together they embody the spirit and power of the College in bringing people together to share ideas and learning across the sciences and humanities and across the generations.”
The Honorary Fellows were announced during the summer and include: Professor Jane Clarke, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, The Hon. Mrs Justice Julia Dias, Professor Philip Pettit and the imprisoned human-rights activist Vladimir Kara-Murza. For more on these remarkable individuals see our news story.
Joshua Lawrence (pictured above, far right-hand-side) is a Research Fellow in Biological Sciences at Trinity Hall. His research is centred on bioelectricity: the processes by which living organisms generate, use, and sense electricity. In particular, his research focuses on elucidating how photosynthetic bacteria secrete electrons, as well as exploiting this process for solar-powered energy and chemical production.
Suf Amichay (pictured above, 2nd from left) is Research Fellow in the History of Science; she works on systems of natural philosophy and metaphysics in the Middle Ages. Miss Amichay is especially interested in the metaphysical commitments underlying scientific innovations in the pre-modern Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin traditions.
Dr Michael Sutherland (pictured above, far left-hand-side) joined Trinity Hall in September 2023 as Senior Tutor. He has responsibility for the overall academic and pastoral welfare of our students.
Dr Sutherland holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in physics from the University of Toronto. His research involves the study of materials that exhibited strongly correlated electron behaviour, including superconductors, topological insulators and novel magnetic materials. He runs the Quantum Matter Group’s ‘Big Fridge’ cryogenic facility.
Dr Daniele Cassese (pictured above, 2nd from right) is the Isaac Newton Trust Academic Career Development Fellow in Economics. His research interests include networks, complex systems, and topological data analysis.
Dr Louis Klee is Staff Fellow in English and Philosophy. He works on topics in literature and philosophy, with a focus on aesthetics, political philosophy, and literary theory. He also has a strong research interest in Australian literature and intellectual history.
Dr Hannah Bower is a Fellow Commoner in English. She is a medievalist and an early modernist; particularly interested in relationships between literature, bodies, and emotions. Her PhD explored the linguistic and imaginative connections between medieval medical recipes and more canonical literary writings.
Professor Ben Tutolo is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. His research has ranged widely, from geologic CO2 capture, utilization, and storage to lacustrine geochemistry and hydrothermal processes in ultramafic rocks. The driving questions that unite his research revolve around the reactive transport of fluids, solutes, and heat in geologic systems. He is currently a Participating Scientist on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover mission.