Imperial College London

Dr Isabella von Holstein

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Quantum Centre and Network Manager (maternity cover)



+44 (0)20 7594 6757i.von-holstein




201Abdus Salam LibrarySouth Kensington Campus





Isabella manages the Imperial Centre for Quantum Engineering, Science and Technology and Imperial's part of the Materials for Quantum Network, which is run jointly with the University of Manchester. 

She is the national lead for the PRISM network, the UK's network for Professional Research Investment and Strategy Managers.


Isabella holds a Batchelor’s in Chemistry from UMIST (now part of the University of Manchester) and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of York. She carried out postdoctoral research in archaeological chemistry at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Germany) and in forensic chemistry at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands).  

Isabella has also worked in project management and science communication for an independent medical research charity and for the NHS. 



Kootker LM, von Holstein ICC, Broeders J, et al., 2020, Reprint of: The effects of decomposition and environment on antemortem H-Pb-Sr isotope compositions and degradation of human scalp hair: Actualistic taphonomic observations., Forensic Sci Int, Vol:317

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