Category: College Announcements

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

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

President’s 2016 Awards and Medals for Excellence in Research

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

 

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Research are annual awards to recognise staff members who have made outstanding contributions in early career research, research support, as part of a research team, and in research innovation and external engagement.

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH TEAM

The Award for Outstanding Research Team celebrates the achievements of research teams at Imperial, recognising outstanding research that delivers impact, a team’s international standing and their beneficial contribution to Imperial.

 

President’s Medals for Outstanding Research Team are awarded to the following teams:

UNIHEAT, led by Professor Sandro Macchietto – Department of Chemical Engineering

The Stevens Group, led by Professor Molly Stevens – Department of Materials

 

President’s Awards for Outstanding Research Team are conferred on the following teams:

Control and Power Research Group, led by Professor Bikash Pal – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER

The Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher aims to celebrate the academic excellence and development of Imperial’s early stage researchers.

 

President’s Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are conferred on the following staff:

Dr David Jennings – Department of Physics

Dr David MacIntyre – Department of Surgery and Cancer

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR RESEARCH SUPPORT EXCELLENCE

The Award for Research Support Excellence aims to recognise the contribution of Research Support staff at Imperial, including the beneficial effects their support has given to Imperial research and the innovative approaches/good practice they bring to a project.

 

President’s Medals for Research Support Excellence are awarded to:

Paul Brown – Department of Physics

Shaun Power and John Booth (joint award) – Faculty of Engineering

 

President’s Awards for Research Support Excellence are conferred on the following staff:

Dr Iain Macdonald – Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr Chrystalla Orphanides – Department of Medicine

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS

The Award for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising the development of lasting external collaborations, and the impact of their research inside and outside Imperial.

 

President’s Medals for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships are awarded to the following staff:

Professor Jianguo Lin – Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

President’s Awards for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships are conferred on the following staff:

Professor Mary Ryan – Department of Materials

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising unique activities breaking new frontiers, the effective and appropriate exploitation of research, and realised or prospective economic or social impact.

 

President’s Medals for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship are awarded to the following staff:

Professor Chris Toumazou – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

 

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

 

Associate Dean of Faculty and Research – Business School

Professor Carol Propper has accepted appointment as Associate Dean of Faculty and Research in the Business School from 1 July 2016, initially for 1 year.

Professor Propper joined Imperial College Business School as Professor of Economics in 2007 and was Head of the Healthcare Management group from 2007-2010. More recently she has held an ESRC Professorial Fellowship in the School since 2012.

Professor Propper’s research interests are the impact of incentives on the quality and productivity of healthcare, the impact of environmental factors on health and the effect of market incentives on the production of public services. She was awarded a CBE for her services to social science in 2010 and was elected as a fellow of the British Academy in 2014.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Vice-Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering

Professor Nigel Brandon has accepted appointment as Vice-Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Engineering from 1 May 2016 until 31 July 2018.

Professor Brandon will continue to hold his current roles within the Faculty of Engineering as Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute, BG Chair in Sustainable Gas, and Professor of Sustainable Development in Energy in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering.

Professor Brandon joined the College in 1998 as Senior Lecturer in Electrochemical Engineering, and since then he has occupied a number of leadership positions including serving as Director of the Energy Futures Lab. His research is focused on electrochemical devices for energy applications, with a particular focus on fuel cells, electrolysers, and batteries. In 2011 he was awarded the OBE for services to UK-China science.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Vice-President (Communications and Public Affairs)

Mr Luke Blair, currently an equity partner and board director at London Communications Agency (LCA), has accepted appointment as the College’s first Vice-President (Communications and Public Affairs). He will take up his position in September.

In the interim period until Mr Blair starts his appointment at the College, Mrs Caroline Davis, Head of Communications, will serve as Acting Director of Communications and Public Affairs, reporting to the President.

As Vice-President, Mr Blair will lead the Communications and Public Affairs Division, directing activities to promote Imperial’s work in the UK and internationally, to communicate with the College community, and to develop Imperial’s brand and its digital media strategy. He will advise the College leadership team as a member of the President’s Executive Group, President’s Board and Provost’s Board, and will report to the President.

A former political correspondent Mr Blair spent 10 years in journalism. He then held public relations roles at London First, the Design Council and the public relations consultancy Fishburn Hedges before joining LCA in 2003.

In Mr Blair’s 12 years at LCA he has covered communications leadership roles across the private and public sectors, including local government, the NHS and Transport for London. He has also been a member of the Cabinet Office communications review team and is a regular judge of PR industry awards.

Mr Blair holds a BA in English from Reading University and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Head of the Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr Markus Perkmann has taken up appointment as Head of the Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Imperial College Business School, with effect from 1 February 2016.

Dr Perkmann joined the Business School in 2008 as a Senior Research Fellow, going on to become Head of the Business Model Innovation theme within the then Innovation Studies Centre. He was appointed Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group in July 2013.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar