Published: 15 March 2016

My science hero: Marie Curie

Find out why Polish physicist and chemist Marie Curie is Research Engineer Rosanna Kleeman's science hero.

To mark British Science Week, Surrey students and academics describe the person who sparked their interest in science and engineering.

Watch the video to hear Rosanna, who recently completed her PhD in wastewater treatment, explain why Marie Curie – the first woman to win a Nobel Prize – inspires her in her work.

Marie Curie showed a lot of determination to follow her career path and her passions. She also showed a lot of patience, working for years to see the results of her experiments.

Rosanna Kleeman, Research Engineer (Thames Water)

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