Maria Bruna won the award in the Science category. The Women of the Future Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani in 2006, were conceived to provide a platform for the pipeline of female talent in the UK. Now in their 11th year, they recognise the inspirational young female stars of today and tomorrow. They are open to women aged 35 or under and celebrate talent across categories including business, culture, media, technology and more.
Maria's work focuses on partial differential equations, stochastic simulation algorithms and the application of these techniques to the modelling of biological and ecological systems.
This is the second year running that an Oxford scientist has been named one of the 'Women of the Future'. Last year Oxford Physicist Tessa Baker won the same award.