Jess Wade

Jess Wade is an excitable scientist with an enthusiasm for equality. She works in the physics department at Imperial College London, developing new materials for light-emitting diodes. She has been involved in several projects to improve diversity in science. Wade won the Institute of Physics Early Career Communicator Prize in 2015, the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Award in 2016, and Daphne Jackson Medal and Prize in 2018. She also won the Institution of Materials, Minerals, and Mining’s Robert Perrin Award in 2017 and the Imperial College Dame Julia Higgins Medal. Wade was selected by Nature as one of the 10 people who mattered in 2018. She is a keen Wikipedian, and every day she helps to upload the biographies of women, LGBTQ+, and POC scientists – she’s made 700 so far.