Dr Yalinu Poya Gow

Scientist in Green Sustainable Chemistry

Dr Yalinu Poya Gow is a Papua New Guinean scientist who graduated from the University of Glasgow with a PhD in Chemistry focusing on Heterogeneous Catalysis. Prior to Glasgow she studied in China at the Northeast Normal University and obtained her MSc in Inorganic Chemistry with Distinction. She did her BSc in Chemistry at the University of Papua New Guinea. Dr Gow has received awards, global recognition, and honours on new perspectives to global sustainability to help tackle some of the problems of climate change. She has so far received a total of 18 awards and honours, which include 3 international awards – 2020 Green Chemistry and Catalysis Award from the Commonwealth Chemistry Congress, 2019 Green Talent Award Winner by the German Ministry of Education and Research, and the Plutonium Element Award by International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, and 1 national award –1st Place in Scotland for Society of Chemical Industry’s PhD Student Competition. Her research has been highlighted and featured by the American Chemical Society, Scottish Funding Council, Society of Chemical Industry and QS Top Universities. Additionally, she was honoured by the University of Glasgow for her ammonia synthesis research and named 2020 University of Glasgow Future World Changer.