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Academic Promotions Round 2015

The College is pleased to announce that the following academic staff were successful in the 2015 promotions round. Promotions took effect from 1 August 2015.

 

Business School

 

Last Name First Name Department Title
Cathcart Lara Business School Associate Professor of Finance
Eisingerich Andreas Business School Professor of Marketing
Wiesemann Wolfram Business School Associate Professor

 

Faculty of Engineering

 

Last Name First Name Department Title
Aurisicchio Marco Mechanical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Balint Daniel Mechanical Engineering Reader in Solid Mechanics
 

Bastow

 

Ian D

Earth Science & Engineering  

Senior Lecturer

 

Bijeljic

 

Branko

Earth Science & Engineering  

Senior Research Fellow

Cadar Cristian Computing Reader in Software Reliability
Casale Giuliano Computing Senior Lecturer
 

Chachuat

 

Benoit

 

Chemical Engineering

Reader in Process Systems Engineering
 

Clerckx

 

Bruno

Electrical & Electronic Engineering  

Senior Lecturer

Davies Catrin Mechanical Engineering Senior Lecturer
DiMaggio Peter Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer
 

Durrani

 

Zahid

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Reader in Optical and Semiconductor Devices
Dye David Materials Professor of Metallurgy
 

Georgiou

 

Pantelis

Electrical & Electronic Engineering  

Senior Lecturer

Giuliani Finn Mechanical Engineering Senior Lecturer

 

 

 

Jackson

 

Christopher

Earth Science & Engineering  

Professor of Basin Analysis

 

Knottenbelt

 

William

 

Computing

Professor of Applied Quantitative Analysis
 

Korre

 

Anna

Earth Science & Engineering Professor of Environmental Engineering
 

Krapp

 

Holger

 

Bioengineering

 

Professor of Systems Neuroscience

Ladame Sylvain Bioengineering Senior Lecturer
 

Majumdar

 

Arnab

Civil & Environmental Engineering  

Senior Lecturer

McLachlan Martyn A Materials Senior Lecturer
Moram Michelle Materials Senior Lecturer
Nowlan Niamh Bioengineering Senior Lecturer
Offer Gregory Mechanical Engineering Senior Lecturer
 

Overby

 

Darryl

 

Bioengineering

Reader in Cellular Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
Parpas Panagiotis Computing Senior Lecturer
Payne David J Materials Senior Lecturer
Peiro Joaquim Aeronautics Reader in Aerodynamics
 

Pinho

 

Silvestre

 

Aeronautics

Professor of the Mechanics of Composites
 

Pitt

 

Jeremy

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Professor of Intelligent and Self- Organising Systems
Rein Guillermo Mechanical Engineering Reader in Thermal Energy
 

Rodriguez-Villegas

 

Esther

Electrical & Electronic Engineering  

Professor of Low Power Electronics

 

Ruiz-Teran

 

Ana

Civil & Environmental Engineering  

Senior Lecturer

Schuller Bjoern W Computing Reader in Machine Learning
 

Standing

 

James R

Civil & Environmental Engineering  

Reader in Ground Engineering

 

Stoianov

 

Ivan

Civil & Environmental Engineering  

Senior Lecturer

Tagarielli Vito Aeronautics Senior Lecturer
Tang Mengxing Bioengineering Reader in Biomedical Imaging
 

Templeton

 

Michael

Civil & Environmental Engineering Reader in Public Health Engineering
 

Van Wachem

 

Berend

 

Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Multiphase Flow Modelling
Vandeperre Luc J M Materials Reader in Structural Ceramics
 

Wadee

 

Mohammad A

Civil & Environmental Engineering  

Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics

 

Weiss

 

Dominik J

Earth Science & Engineering Professor of Environmental Geochemistry
Wong Janet Mechanical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Zafeiriou Stefanos Computing Senior Lecturer

 

 

Faculty of Medicine

 

Last Name First Name Department Title
 

Asquith

 

Rebecca

 

Medicine

Reader in Mathematical Immunology
Bhavsar Pankaj K NHLI Senior Research Fellow
Birrell Mark A NHLI Senior Research Fellow

 

 

Blangiardo Marta School of Public Health Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics
Culley Fiona J NHLI Senior Lecturer
Dickinson Robert Surgery and Cancer Senior Lecturer
 

Didelot

 

Xavier

 

School of Public Health

Senior Lecturer in Pathogen Genetics
 

Dumas

Marc- Emmanuel  

Surgery and Cancer

Reader in Translational Systems Medicine
 

Ghaem-Maghami

 

Sadaf

 

Surgery and Cancer

Reader in Gynaecological Oncology
Gordon Anthony Surgery and Cancer Reader in Critical Care Medicine
Griffiths Mark NHLI Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Grundling Angelika Medicine Professor of Molecular Microbiology
 

Gulliver

 

John

 

School of Public Health

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science
Hajkova Petra Clinical Sciences Senior Lecturer
 

Hansell

 

Anna

 

School of Public Health

Reader in Environmental Epidemiology
Hanyaloglu Aylin C Surgery and Cancer Senior Lecturer
Hopkinson Nicholas NHLI Reader in Respiratory Medicine
Kanagaratnam Prapa NHLI Reader in Cardiology
Kelleher William P Medicine Reader in Immunology
Keun Hector Surgery and Cancer Reader in Metabolic Biochemistry
Lim Eric NHLI Reader in Thoracic Surgery
Millett Christopher School of Public Health Professor of Public Health
Mongkolsapaya Juthathip Medicine Reader in Immunology
Nelson Mark Medicine Professor of HIV Medicine
Oliver Nick Medicine Reader in Diabetes
 

Riley

 

Steven

 

School of Public Health

Professor of Infectious Disease Dynamics
Saffell Jane Medicine Reader in Biomedical Education
 

Shovlin

 

Claire

 

NHLI

Reader in Clinical & Molecular Medicine
 

Speck

 

Christian

 

Clinical Sciences

Reader in Genome Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
White Peter School of Public Health Reader in Public Health Modelling
Wojciak-Stothard Beata Medicine Senior Lecturer

 

 

Faculty of Natural Sciences

 

Last Name First Name Department Title
Averbukh Vitali Physics Senior Lecturer
Barnett Ryan Mathematics Senior Lecturer
 

Bearpark

 

Michael J

 

Chemistry

Professor of Computational Chemistry
Bidartondo Martin Life Sciences Reader in Molecular Ecology
Bottolo Leonardo Mathematics Senior Lecturer
 

Braddock

David (Christopher)  

Chemistry

 

Professor of Organic Chemistry

Cass Thomas Mathematics Senior Lecturer
 

Coates

 

Thomas

 

Mathematics

 

Professor of Pure Mathematics

De Simone Alfonso Life Sciences Senior Lecturer
Diez-Gonzalez Silvia Chemistry Senior Lecturer

 

 

 

Dunsby

 

Christopher

 

Physics

 

Reader in Biomedical Optics

 

Fuchter

 

Matthew J

 

Chemistry

 

Reader in Chemistry

 

 

Jones

 

 

Nicholas

 

 

Mathematics

 

Reader in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics

 

Lickiss

 

Paul D

 

Chemistry

Professor of Orangometallic Chemistry
Lo Celso Cristina Life Sciences Senior Lecturer
 

Madani

 

Kaveh

Centre for Environmental Policy  

Senior Lecturer

Mangles Stuart Physics Senior Lecturer
 

Panoutsou

 

Calliope

Centre for Environmental Policy  

Senior Research Fellow

Pasternak Jaroslaw Physics Senior Lecturer
Pickering Juliet Physics Professor of Experimental Physics
Polizzi Karen Life Sciences Senior Lecturer
Pritchard Jonathan Physics Senior Lecturer
 

Quinlan

 

Mary M

Centre for Environmental Policy  

Senior Research Fellow

 

Rudenko

 

Gloria

 

Life Sciences

Professor of Molecular Microbiology
Tapper Alexander Physics Senior Lecturer
 

Tarbutt

 

Michael

 

Physics

 

Reader in Quantum Optics

 

Uchida

 

Yoshi

 

Physics

 

Reader in High Energy Physics

 

Woods

 

Jeremy

Centre for Environmental Policy  

Senior Lecturer

 

Woodward

 

Guy

 

Life Sciences

 

Professor of Ecology

 

 

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

New Director of the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

Dr Roberto Trotta, Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics, has accepted appointment as the new Director of the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication. Dr Trotta will take up the role from 1 October 2015 and will report to the Vice Provost (Education).

Dr Trotta is a Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics at Imperial College London, where he studies dark matter, dark energy and the Big Bang, and an STFC Public Engagement Fellow. He was born and grew up in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. After obtaining an MSc(Hons) in Physics from ETH  Zurich and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Geneva, he moved to Oxford where he was the Lockyer Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society at Oxford University, and a Junior Fellow of St Anne’s, before being appointed at Imperial College in 2008.

He is a passionate science communicator and the recipient of numerous awards for his research, outreach and art and science collaborations, including the Lord Kelvin Award of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Michelson Prize of Case Western Reserve University. His award-winning first book for the public, “The Edge of the Sky: All you need to know about the All-There-Is”, endeavours to explain the Universe using only the most common 1,000 words in English. Roberto was named as one of the 100 Global Thinkers 2014 by Foreign Policy magazine (Nov 2014), for “junking astronomy jargon”.

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

Election of Consuls and staff member on the Council

Election of Consuls

Professor Myra McClure, Professor of Retrovirology in the Department of Medicine, has been elected to succeed Professor Richard Thompson as the Senior Consul from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016.

Professor Terry Tetley, Professor of Lung Cell Biology in the National Heart and Lung Institute, has been elected to succeed Professor McClure as non-clinical Consul for the Faculty of Medicine from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2018.

Professor Marek Sergot, Professor of Computational Logic in the Department of Computing, has been elected to succeed Professor Richard Jardine as one of the Consuls for the Faculty of Engineering and the Business School from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2018.

The full list of Consuls for 2015-2016 is below:

Senior Consul Professor Myra McClure
Faculty of Engineering and Business School Professor Peter Lindstedt
Faculty of Engineering and Business School Professor Marek Sergot
Faculty of Medicine (non-clinical) Professor Terry Tetley
Faculty of Medicine (clinical) Professor Desmond Johnston
Faculty of Natural Sciences Professor Andrew Parry
Faculty of Natural Sciences Professor John Seddon

 

Elected staff member on the Council

Professor Neil Alford, Vice Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering and Acting Vice-Provost (Research) from 1 September 2015, has been elected to succeed Professor Nigel Gooderham as the Elected Staff Member on Council from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2017.

 

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

Imperial College Local Pay Award 2015-16

On 1 August 2015 the College’s local pay scales will be uprated to provide a flat rate increase of £450 to salary spine points from 1 to 38. More than 5,000 of the College’s staff will receive an increase ranging between 1.0% and 2.5% as a result of this flat rate addition to the salary spine.

The salary points from 39 and above, and all fixed salaries that are contractually subject to a cost of living award, will be increased by 1%.

Also with effect from 1 August 2015, the College will implement a revised rate for contract workers and regular casual workers (not Students’ Union casuals) who are deployed primarily on Imperial College activities, duties and responsibilities. The College will set a standard minimum full time salary of not less than £18,000, including London Allowance, pro-rated for part-time staff. This equates to an hourly rate of £9.23 per hour, increased from the current rate of £8.04 per hour. This rate will be reviewed annually, as part of the College’s local pay bargaining process, against internal and external benchmarks and relativities

This award is implemented on 1 August as the College’s best and final offer. The offer has been accepted by UNISON and UNITE and UCU are considering their position.

View details of the Local Pay Bargaining negotiations.

Director of Bioservices

Professor Marina Botto, Professor of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine, has accepted appointment as the Director of Bioservices from 20 July 2015.

In her role of Director of Bioservices, Professor Botto will report to the Provost and will have overall responsibility for animal care and for the College’s animal research strategy, as well as continued implementation of the College’s Action Plan for Animal Research. This includes delivery of the highest standards of animal welfare in research and continued commitment to the replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research (the 3Rs). Professor Botto will chair the Central Biological Services Management and Strategy Committee and be a member of the Governance Board for Animal Research.

Professor Botto will hold the role of Director of Bioservices alongside her role as Director of the Centre for Complement and Inflammation Research in the Department of Medicine. Professor Botto joined the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (now Imperial College London) in 1995 as a Lecturer. She was promoted to Professor in 2003.

 

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

Acting Vice-Provost (Research)

Professor Neil Alford, Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Engineering, has accepted appointment as Acting Vice-Provost (Research) from 1 September 2015, until a permanent successor to Professor Donal Bradley has taken up appointment.

In this role Professor Alford will be responsible for developing and providing leadership to the delivery of the College’s research strategy, and for enhancing the quality, impact, management and delivery of research in the College.

Professor Alford joined the College in 2007, and since then he has occupied a number of leadership positions. Professor Alford was, until July 2015, Head of the Department of Materials, and he remains Vice Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering. His research focuses on Functional Materials, and in 2013 he was awarded the MBE for services to Engineering.

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

Operational Excellence Programme Director

Mr Marc Gray joined the College as Operational Excellence Programme Director on 29 June 2015.

Reporting to the Provost, Marc will direct and oversee the development and implementation of a growing number of Operational Excellence (OE) projects and programmes. Current projects already in progress include the Student Information Management Programme (SIMP), eRecruitment, Library Services Projects, the Space Programme, and the Building Maintenance Project.

Marc joins the College from BAE Systems, where he spent 15 years in a variety of roles leading complex change and improvement programmes across engineering, operations and support services businesses, both within the UK and internationally.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Extensions to Senior Appointments

Head of the Department of Computing

Professor Susan Eisenbach has accepted an extension to her appointment as Head of the Department of Computing until 31 August 2016.

Professor Eisenbach joined the College as a Lecturer in 1983. Her current research interests are about program correctness.

She was first appointed Head of the Department of Computing in 2010.

 

Head of the Department of Medicine

Professor Martin Wilkins has accepted an extension to his appointment as Head of the Department of Medicine until 31 July 2020.

Professor Wilkins joined the College as a Senior Lecturer in 1990. His primary research interest is the pathological basis of pulmonary hypertension and its treatment, and he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2015.

He was first appointed Head of the Department of Medicine in 2013.

 

Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology

Professor Chris Hankin has accepted an extension to his appointment as Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology until 31 July 2017.

Professor Hankin joined the College as a Lecturer in 1984. He is a theoretical computer scientist and he has focused on the security of computer programs and systems over the last 15 years.

He was first appointed Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology in 2010.

 

Provost’s Envoy for Gender Equality

Professor Dorothy Griffiths has accepted an extension to her appointment as Provost’s Envoy for Gender Equality until 31 December 2016.

Professor Griffiths joined the College as a Research Assistant in 1969, and went on to become Dean of Imperial College Business School, before stepping down in 2013 and becoming the chair of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

She was first appointed Provost’s Envoy for Gender Equality in 2014.

 

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

Programme Director, White City Campus

Mr Graham Stark joined the College as Programme Director, White City Campus, on Monday 11 May.

 

In the role of Programme Director, Mr Stark will have responsibility for specifying and delivering a viable development model for the White City campus. Reporting to the CFO, Mr Muir Sanderson, and acting as the main interface with Syndicate, the Programme Director will engage with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to build and deliver the College’s vision for the White City campus.

 

Mr Stark joins the College from MAF Properties in Dubai, where he was Development Director leading on mixed-use communities in Oman and Beirut. Prior to his role with MAF Properties Mr Stark held director level positions with Saadiyat Island Project TDIC and The Miller Group.


John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

President’s 2015 Awards and Medals for Excellence in Education

PRESIDENT’S 2015 AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

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 Education celebrate staff who have made outstanding contributions in teaching, pastoral care, research supervision and supporting the student experience.

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

Awards for Excellence in Teaching are presented annually to members of academic staff judged to have been most outstanding in the quality, organisation and presentation of their teaching. Of the fifteen award winners up to four may be selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence.

President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching are conferred on the following staff:

Professor Alan Armstrong – Department of Chemistry
Dr Bob Boyle – Department of Medicine
Angela Dalrymple – Business School
Dr Joshua Edel – Department of Chemistry
Dr Anita Hall – Department of Life Sciences
Dr Zen Makuch – Centre for Environmental Policy
Dr Christos Markides – Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr Paul Seldon – Graduate School
Dr David Thomas – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Professor Cesare Terracciano – NHLI

President’s Medals for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence are awarded to the following staff:

Giskin Day – Centre for Co-Curricular Studies
Professor Jonathan Mestel – Department of Mathematics
Dr Jane Saffell – Department of Medicine
Dr Amir Sam – Department of Medicine

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PASTORAL CARE

Awards for Excellence in Pastoral Care are presented annually to recognise the importance which the College places upon providing a supportive learning environment for its students as part of its academic mission. Of the five award winners up to two may be selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence in Pastoral Care.

President’s Awards for Excellence in Pastoral Care are conferred on the following staff for 2014:

Dr Andreas Kogelbauer – Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr Andrew McKinley – Department of Chemistry
Rebecca Naessens – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

President’s Medals for Excellence in Pastoral Care are awarded to:

Dr Laura Barter – Department of Chemistry
Dr Sharon Taylor – Department of Medicine

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH SUPERVISION

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision recognise staff who have made exceptional contributions in the research supervision, encouragement and support of postgraduate research students. Up to five award winners may be selected, of which two may be selected to receive the President’s Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision.

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

Professor Leroy Gardner – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr Patricia Hunt – Department of Chemistry

President’s Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision is awarded to:

Professor Beate Kampmann – Department of Medicine

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN SUPPORTING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience recognise the importance placed by the College on the contribution of all staff (academic, professional and technical) to underpinning the College’s learning environment for students. Of the five award winners up to two may be selected to receive the President’s Medal for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience.

President’s Awards for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience are conferred on the following staff:

Dr Oscar Ces – Department of Chemistry
Professor Peter Cheung – Faculty of Engineering
Inkeri Hibbins – Department of Mathematics

President’s Medals for Supporting the Student Experience are awarded to the following staff:

Laura Bulmer – International Relations Office
Laura McConnell – Graduate School

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar