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Dean of Business School

Professor Francisco Veloso has accepted appointment as Dean of the Business School from 1 August 2017.

In this role Professor Veloso will be responsible for providing the highest level of strategic and operational leadership, promoting the School’s profile internationally and fostering excellence in research and education.

Professor Veloso joins Imperial from the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal’s top business school, where he has served as Dean since 2012.

Professor Veloso’s research focuses on how firms and regions develop and leverage scientific and technological capabilities for economic growth. He obtained his PhD in Technology Management and Policy from MIT in 2001. Professor Veloso retains an adjunct appointment at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, where he was a tenured Full Professor earlier in his career.

 

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Director of Student Services

Ms Hannah Bannister has accepted appointment as Director of Student Services from 15 May 2017.

Reporting to the Vice-Provost (Education), Hannah will play a leading role in establishing a single, strategic direction for student services at Imperial, working in partnership with key colleagues and students to enable all of the College’s student services to work together to enhance and enrich the student experience. She will have direct responsibility for the Careers Service, the Hall Wardens, the Counselling Service, the Disability Advisory Service and the Chaplaincy.

Hannah joins the College from LSE where, as Head of Student Services, she has led teams within the Student Wellbeing Service and the Student Services Centre, and more broadly been part of delivering improvements to educational provision and the overall student experience.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

President’s 2016 Awards and Medal for Excellence in Societal Engagement

The President’s Awards for Excellence are annual awards to recognise staff members who have
made outstanding contributions in Education, Research, or Societal Engagement.

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Societal Engagement, awarded for the first time, recognise and reward staff, students and community partners who have delivered excellence in schools engagement, community engagement, engagement with research and/or patient engagement.

The President’s Medal for Excellence in Societal Engagement
Imperial College Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science (ICCESS), led by Professor Roger Kneebone and Dr Fernando Bello – Department of Surgery & Cancer

The Achievement Award for Societal Engagement
For staff who have taken the initiative to deliver high-quality engagement activities with the public, schools, community groups and/or patients.

Plastic not fantastic in our oceans, led by Dr Erik van Sebille – The Grantham Institute

The Collaboration Award for Societal Engagement
For staff who have delivered successful engagement activities through collaborating with other departments and/or external partners.

National Heart and Lung Repair Shop and Convenience Store: Science pop-up shops, led by Ellen Dowell and Professor Sara Rankin – National Heart and Lung Institute

The Leadership Award for Societal Engagement
For staff who have demonstrated an on-going commitment to societal engagement; bringing enthusiasm and innovation to this area and actively supporting other staff and students to get involved.

Natasha Martineau – Advancement

The Inspirational Partner Award for Societal Engagement
For individuals or teams outside Imperial who have made outstanding contributions that inspire and support us in the achievement of one or more of our societal engagement aims.

Native Scientist, led by Dr. Joana Moscoso and Dr Tatiana Correia

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

2016 Academic Promotions Round

The College is pleased to announce that the following academic staff were successful in the 2016 promotions round. Promotions took effect from 1 September 2016.

Faculty of Engineering

Last Name First Name Department Title
Angeloudis Panagiotis Civil & Environmental Engineering Senior Lecturer
Chen Rongjun Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Constandinou Timothy Electrical and Electronic Engineering Reader in Neural Microsystems
Demiris Yiannis Electrical and Electronic Engineering Professor of Human-Centred Robotics
Dini Daniele Mechanical Engineering Professor in Tribology
Drakakis Emmanuel Bioengineering Professor of Bio-Circuits and Systems
Dunlop Iain E Materials Senior Lecturer
Ellis Thomas Bioengineering Reader in Synthetic Genome Engineering
Evangelou Simos Electrical and Electronic Engineering Senior Lecturer
Fennell Paul Chemical Engineering Professor of Clean Energy
Garbin Valeria Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Georgiou Theoni Materials Senior Lecturer
Ghosh Abhijeet Computing Senior Lecturer
Gorman Gerard J Earth Science and Engineering Reader in Computational Science
Gourlay Christopher Materials Reader in Metallurgy
Greenhalgh Emile Aeronautics Professor of Composite Materials
Gunduz Deniz Electrical and Electronic Engineering Reader in Information Theory and Communications
Hallett Jason Chemical Engineering Reader in Sustainable Chemical Technology
Kim Tae-Kyun Electrical and Electronic Engineering Senior Lecturer
Kovac Mirko Aeronautics Senior Lecturer
Latham John-Paul Earth Science and Engineering Reader in Geomechanics
Lucyszyn Stepan Electrical and Electronic Engineering Professor of Millimetre-wave Systems
Macorini Lorenzo Civil & Environmental Engineering Senior Lecturer
Maffeis Sergio Computing Senior Lecturer
Markides Christos Chemical Engineering Reader in Clean Energy Processes
Mitcheson Paul D Electrical and Electronic Engineering Professor in Electrical Energy Conversion
Muxworthy Adrian Earth Science and Engineering Reader in Earth and Planetary Magnetism
Navarro-Martinez Salvador Mechanical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Neethling Stephen J Earth Science and Engineering Professor of Minerals Processing
Petit Camille Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Piggott Matthew D Earth Science and Engineering Professor of Computational Geoscience and Engineering
Reddyhoff Thomas Mechanical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Rodriguez y Baena Ferdinando Mechanical Engineering Professor of Medical Robotics
Russo Alessandra Computing Professor in Applied Computational Logic
Schuster Wolfgang Civil & Environmental Engineering Senior Research Fellow
Stafford Peter Civil & Environmental Engineering Reader in Engineering Seismology & Earthquake Engineering
Thomas David Electrical and Electronic Engineering Senior Lecturer
Vincent Peter Aeronautics Reader in Aeronautics
Wynn Andrew Aeronautics Senior Lecturer

 

Faculty of Medicine

Last Name First Name Department Title
Antoniades Charalambos Surgery and Cancer Reader in Haepatology
Behmoaras Jacques Medicine Senior Lecturer
Blair Mitchel Medicine Professor of Paediatrics & Child Public Health
Bottle Alex School of Public Health Reader in Medical Statistics
Boyton Rosemary Medicine Professor of Immunology & Respiratory Medicine
Brett Stephen Surgery and Cancer Professor of Critical Care
Buluwela Lakjaya Surgery and Cancer Professor of Cancer Medicine
Chadeau Marc School of Public Health Senior Lecturer
Cooke Graham Medicine Reader in Infectious Diseases
Cross Amanda School of Public Health Reader in Cancer Epidemiology
Dorner Marcus Medicine Senior Lecturer
Dornhorst Anne Medicine Professor of Practice
Elson Daniel S Surgery and Cancer Professor of Surgical Imaging
Emerson Michael NHLI Reader in Platelet Pharmacology
Evans Carlton Medicine Professor of Global Health
Fidler Sarah J Medicine Professor of HIV & Communicable Diseases
Gilmour Jill Medicine Professor of Practice
Hajitou Amin Medicine Reader in Neurodegeneration and Neuroinflammation
Hart Ailsa Surgery and Cancer Professor of Practice (Gastroenterology)
Johnson Michael R Medicine Professor of Genomic Medicine
Kemp Paul R NHLI Reader in the Molecular Biology of Muscles
Kon Onn Min NHLI Professor of Respiratory Medicine
Leiper James Clinical Sciences Institute Professor of Molecular Medicine
Ma Daqing Surgery and Cancer Professor of Anaesthesia
Maertens Goedele Medicine Senior Lecturer
Marchesi Julian Surgery and Cancer Professor of Digestive Health
Miguel-Aliaga Irene Clinical Sciences Institute Professor of Genetics and Physiology
Minelli Cosetta NHLI Reader in Medical Statistics
Murphy Kevin Medicine Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism
O’Regan Declan Clinical Sciences Institute Reader in Imaging Sciences
Panoskaltsis Nicki Medicine Reader in Haematology
Pardo Olivier Surgery and Cancer Senior Lecturer
Parrinello Simona Clinical Sciences Institute Reader in Cell and Cancer Biology
Popat Sanjaykumar NHLI Reader in Cancer Medicine
Punjabi Prakash NHLI Reader in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ramchandani Paul Medicine Professor of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Rutschmann Sophie Medicine Senior Lecturer
Saglani Sejal NHLI Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
Sam Seyed Amir Medicine Reader in Endocrinology
Snelgrove Robert NHLI Senior Research Fellow
Speck Christian Clinical Sciences Institute Professor of Genome Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Strid Jessica Medicine Senior Lecturer
Tam Frederick Wai Keung Medicine Professor of Renal Medicine
Toledano Mireille School of Public Health Reader in Epidemiology
Tolley Neil Surgery and Cancer Professor of Practice (Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery)
Usmani Omar NHLI Reader in Respiratory Medicine
Vale Justin A Surgery and Cancer Professor of Practice (Urology)
Wilson Mark H Surgery and Cancer Professor of Practice (Brain Injury)
Winston Alan Medicine Professor of Genito-Urinary Medicine
Wong Tom NHLI Reader in Cardiology
Wort Stephen J NHLI Reader in Respiratory Medicine & Pulmonary Hypertension
Zhao Lan Medicine Professor of Experimental Medicine

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Last Name First Name Department Title
Araujo Henrique Physics Professor of Physics
Ashley Andrew E Chemistry Senior Lecturer
Bell Thomas Life Sciences Reader in Microbial Ecology
Bellotti Anthony G Mathematics Senior Lecturer
Campbell Alasdair Physics Professor of Solid State Physics
Cascini Paolo Mathematics Professor of Mathematics
Ces Oscar Chemistry Professor of Chemical Biology
Colling David Physics Professor of Physics and e-Science
Cotter Colin Mathematics Reader in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Crimmin Mark Chemistry Senior Lecturer
Eakins Daniel E Physics Senior Lecturer
Edel Joshua B Chemistry Professor of Biosensing & Analytical Sciences
Ekins-Daukes Nicholas Physics Reader in Solid State Physics
Galand Marina Physics Reader in Planetary Science
Heard Nicholas A Mathematics Reader in Statistics
Helm David F Mathematics Reader in Mathematics
Hii King Kuok (Mimi) Chemistry Professor of Catalysis
Jacquier Antoine Mathematics Senior Lecturer
Jones Patrik Life Sciences Reader in Metabolic Engineering
Keaveny Eric E Mathematics Senior Lecturer
Kim Ji-Seon Physics Professor of Solid State Physics
Kuimova Marina K Chemistry Reader in Chemical Physics
Mac Dowell Niall Centre for Environmental Policy Senior Lecturer
Madani Kaveh Centre for Environmental Policy Reader in Systems Analysis and Policy
McGinty James Physics Senior Lecturer
Patel Mitesh Physics Senior Lecturer
Pawar Samraat Life Sciences Senior Lecturer
Potter Clive Centre for Environmental Policy Professor of Environmental Policy
Rasmussen Martin Mathematics Reader in Mathematics
Sauer Benjamin E Physics Professor of Physics
Trotta Roberto Physics Reader in Astrophysics
Wascko Morgan Physics Reader in High Energy Physics
Wiseman Toby Physics Professor of Theoretical Physics

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

National Pay Award 2016/17

UCEA (the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association) has advised that, whilst it continues to seek a settlement with the Higher Education trades unions on their 2016-17 pay claim, institutions can now implement the draft 2016/17 national pay settlement. The College’s national pay scales have therefore been updated to incorporate a rise of 1.1% effective from 1 August 2016 for those staff remaining on national non-clinical rather than local pay scales.

Payment at the appropriate new rates will be made in September 2016 salaries and will be backdated to 1 August 2016.

Director of the Centre for Environmental Policy

Professor Mark A. Burgman has accepted appointment as Director of the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP), and Chair in Risk Analysis and Environmental Policy, in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, with effect from 1 February 2017.

Professor Burgman is currently Head of the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne, and Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany and Managing Director of the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis.

Professor Burgman’s main research interests are in environmental science, including ecology, quantitative analysis and modelling, conservation biology, biosecurity risk analysis and environmental policy. He obtained his PhD in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

In 2013 he was awarded a Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Scientific Excellence in the Biological Sciences, and he has been a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science since 2006.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Assistant Provost (Space)

Mrs Chris Banks has accepted appointment as Assistant Provost (Space) with effect from 1 September 2016, initially for two years, while continuing to hold her current post as Director of Library Services.

Reporting to the Provost for this new role, Mrs Banks will be the Programme Sponsor for the Operational Excellence Space Programme and will chair the Programme Board. She will work closely with colleagues within faculties and support services to optimise the College’s use, and allocation of, core College space on all campuses, including the White City Campus.

Mrs Banks joined the College in September 2013 as Director of Library Services.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Local pay award

Following the College’s final pay offer dated 15 June 2016, the College will be applying a rise of 1.2% for all pay up to £61k and 0.5% on the balance of earnings above £61k. This increase is effective from 1 August 2016 and applies to all spine points and fixed salaries subject to the local pay award. Payment at the appropriate new rates will be made in August 2016 salaries.

Details of the local pay bargaining negotiations are available to view. The revised salary scales are also available.

Election of College Consuls

Professor Myra McClure, Professor of Retrovirology in the Department of Medicine, has been elected to continue as Senior Consul for a second term from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017.

Professor Yun Xu, Professor of Biofluid Mechanics in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been elected to succeed Professor Peter Lindstedt as one of the Consuls for the Faculty of Engineering and the Business School from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019.

Professor Lesley Cohen, Professor of Solid State Physics in the Department of Physics, has been elected to succeed Professor Richard Thompson as one of the Consuls for the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Education Office from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019.

Professor Peter Openshaw, Professor of Experimental Medicine at the National Heart & Lung Institute, has been elected to succeed Professor Simon Taylor-Robinson as Clinical Consul for the Faculty of Medicine from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019.

The full list of Consuls for 2016-17 is below:

Senior Consul Professor Myra McClure
Faculty of Engineering and Business School Professor Yun Xu
Faculty of Engineering and Business School Professor Marek Sergot
Faculty of Medicine (non-clinical) Professor Terry Tetley
Faculty of Medicine (clinical) Professor Peter Openshaw
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Education Office Professor Lesley Cohen
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Education Office Professor John Seddon

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

Heads of Department Faculty of Natural Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES

Professor Anne Dell CBE FRS FMedSci has accepted appointment as Head of the Department of Life Sciences with effect from 1 January 2017, for a period of 5 years.

Professor Dell joined the College in 1975 as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant, and was appointed Professor of Carbohydrate Biochemistry in 1991. She was Head of the then Biochemistry Department from 1999-2001, and is currently Director of Undergraduate Studies for Biochemistry/Biotechnology in the Department of Life Sciences.

Professor Dell’s research focuses on the exploitation of mass spectrometry in glycobiology, in particular addressing the roles that glycans play in health and disease. She was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 2002 and was awarded a CBE in recognition of her services to science in 2009.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Professor Richard Craster has accepted an extension to his appointment as Head of the Department of Mathematics for a further year, until 30 September 2017.
Professor Craster was first appointed Head of the Department of Mathematics in 2011. His research focuses on the fluid mechanics of thin films and waves in microstructured elastic or electromagnetic media.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar