Dr Clare Butler Ellis, manager of the Silsoe Spray Applications Unit has received an award from IAgrE for her contribution to agriculture.
During her career Clare has gained international recognition for her research and testing work involving sprays and spray behaviour in relation to the application of agricultural pesticides.
“As head of the Silsoe Spray Applications Unit Clare’s input has been a vital component to the success of the company.
Over the last 12 years she has made a major contribution to the approaches taken in assessing and controlling the off-target contamination of organisms and structures downwind of agricultural spray applications.
She has been the key component in teams that have developed new approaches to assessing by-stander and resident exposures based on the development of mathematical models that have been validated in both field and wind tunnel environments. Results from this work have been used by regulatory bodies in the UK and Europe and attracted attention from around the world” said Alastair Taylor CEO of IAgrE.
Clare has a first class honours degree in Physics and a PhD in Theoretical Physics and is a Fellow of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers.