Nina Thornhill, professor of process automation at Imperial College London, received the Nordic Process Control Award, which recognizes her contributions of the process control and automation field, at the 22nd Nordic Process Control Workshop at the Technical University of Denmark in August.
Thornhill received the award from the Nordic Working Group on Process Control for her research and development of innovative approaches, tools and methods for process monitoring, fault diagnosis and detection, and optimal operation of large-scale production facilities, according an article on the college's website.
She was also recognized for her contributions to several European Marie Sklodowska-Curie projects, in which industrial and academic partners come together to train early-stage researchers in process automation and control, the article reports.
In a statement, Thornhill said: "I am very proud to be the recipient of this award and am pleased that other researchers have found my results useful. My career has been a lot of fun, with excellent students and wonderful collaborators from the Nordic region and elsewhere. I thank everyone who has been involved."