Dr Jo Douglas-Harris is the Inks Product & Applications Manager at Venator, specialising in the development of titanium dioxide pigments for inks applications. Prior to this, she worked for British Sugar as a Process Scientist. Jo completed a master’s degree in Chemistry in 2013 at the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2017 at the University of Bath. Her PhD was sponsored by Unilever researching fabric cleaning and laundry detergents.
Jo took on the role of Cluster Coordinator for the Tyne and Tees region in January 2020. Prior to this, Jo was one of the founding members of WESBath, the University of Bath Student Women’s Engineering Society, and joined WES council in October 2015. Jo volunteered as the Student Groups and Universities Liaison from October 2015 to January 2019, managing the growing number of WES affiliated student groups. In June 2016, Jo formed the WES Early Careers Board (formerly the Young Members Board), a group of 12 early career female engineers, and chaired this board for two years. Jo was elected as a WES Trustee in 2018 and 2019. Jo is also the creator of #WESLottieTour and managed this project for its first 3 years, growing the number of volunteers from 10 in the first year to over 150 engineers in 2018.