Professor Susan Gibson has accepted appointment as Director of the Graduate School for a period of five years, with effect from 1 November 2013, reporting to Professor Debra Humphris, Vice-Provost (Education). She will divide her time equally between her new role and her continuing position as a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry.
Professor Gibson first joined the College from the University of Warwick in 1990 as a Lecturer and was promoted to Reader in 1995. In 1998 she moved to King’s College London as Daniell Professor of Chemistry, returning to Imperial in 2003 as Professor of Chemistry. Her research interests lie at the border between organic synthesis and transition metal chemistry. In 2003, Professor Gibson received the inaugural Rosalind Franklin Award of the Royal Society and in 2013 she was appointed OBE for services to Chemistry and science education.