Professor Yueng-Djern Lenn

Elected: 2024

Area(s): Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine & Mathematics

Specialist Subject(s): Ocean Sciences, Physical Oceanography

Professor in Physical Oceanography, Bangor University

Professor Lenn’s research focuses on how heat transported by the polar oceans impacts sea ice and climate. She revealed new details of how Southern Ocean eddies are a key part of the great Antarctic Circumpolar Current’s energy balance; these eddies simultaneously move heat towards the icy Antarctic continent. In the Arctic, her work has documented how quickly the dynamics of this region are responding to climate change, heralding the ‘Atlantification’ of the Arctic which remains a hot topic.