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Acting Dean of the Business School

Professor Nelson Phillips, Associate Dean of the Business School, has accepted appointment as Acting Dean of the Business School from 1 July 2016, with Professor Anand Anandalingam stepping down from 30 June.
A global search will be launching soon to appoint a permanent Dean to succeed Professor Anandalingam.

Professor Phillips joined the College in 2005 as Group Head of Organisation and Management. He was appointed Associate Dean of Faculty and Research in 2014, and since June 2015 has held the Abu Dhabi Chamber Chair in Innovation and Strategy.

Prior to joining Imperial, he was the Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and Associate Professor in the Strategy and Organisation Area at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Professor Phillips completed his PhD in Organisational Analysis from the University of Alberta, Canada in 1995.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Heads of Department in the Faculty of Engineering

Professor Nicholas (Nick) Buenfeld FREng will continue as Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for another five years, until 31 August 2021. Professor Buenfeld is Professor of Concrete Structures and has been Head of the Department since 1 September 2011.

Professor Mark Sephton has accepted appointment as Head of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering from 1 August 2016, for a period of 5 years, in succession to Professor Johannes (Jan) Cilliers.

Professor Sephton was appointed in 2005 as Reader in Earth Science and Engineering, and was promoted to Professor of Organic Geochemistry and Meteorics in October 2007. Currently he is the Head of the Earth and Planets Group and has a departmental responsibility for safety.

 

Professor Daniel Rueckert FREng has accepted appointment as Head of the Department of Computing from 1 October 2016, for a period of 5 years, in succession to Professor Susan Eisenbach.
Professor Rueckert obtained his PhD from Imperial College in 1997 and he became a lecturer at the College in 1999. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2003 and to Professor of Visual Information Processing in 2005. Professor Rueckert has undertaken senior departmental roles, such as Director of Research from October 2009 to September 2013, and he is currently Deputy Head of Department.
 

Professor Nilay Shah FREng has accepted appointment as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering from 1 October 2016, for a period of 5 years, in succession to Professor Andrew Livingston.

Professor Shah obtained his MEng (1st Class) in 1988 and his PhD in 1992 from Imperial College, becoming an employee in June 1989 as a Research Assistant. He was appointed as a Lecturer in 1992, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1998 and promoted to Professor of Process of Systems Engineering on 1 October 2001. Professor Shah has undertaken senior departmental roles including Director of Undergraduate Studies from October 2003 to July 2007. Currently he is the Director of the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) and Director of Research for the Department of Chemical Engineering.

 

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Vice-Provost (Research)

Professor Nick Jennings CB, FREng, FIEEE, FBCS, FIET has accepted appointment as Vice-Provost (Research) from 4 April 2016.

In this role Professor Jennings 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 Jennings is currently the inaugural Regius Professor of Computer Science and the Head of the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton. In addition to his academic role at Southampton, he was the inaugural Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to the UK Government from 2010 – 2015.

Professor Jennings’s research focuses on artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and agent-based computing. His first degree in Computer Science was from the University of Exeter and his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Queen Mary, University of London.

He was made Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 2016 Queen’s New Year Honours List for his services to computer science and national security science.

Assistant Provost (Academic Promotions)

Professor Nigel Gooderham has taken up appointment as Assistant Provost (Academic Promotions), with effect from 1 January 2016. This is a part-time role which will form part of the senior academic leadership of the College. Professor Gooderham will continue in his academic role in the Department of Surgery and Cancer.

Professor Gooderham joined the College as Senior Research Officer in 1985 at the Hammersmith Hospital. He transferred to the South Kensington campus as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine in 1998 and was promoted to Professor of Molecular Toxicology in 2006. Professor Gooderham was previously Deputy Director of the Graduate School of Life Sciences and Medicine, Acting Head of the Department of Humanities, Consul (Non-Clinical) for the Faculty of Medicine, and Senior College Consul. He recently completed two years of service as the academic staff representative on Council.

This appointment follows Professor Stephen Richardson’s retirement on 31 December 2015. Also, following Stephen Richardson’s retirement, Chris Banks, Director of Library Services, will now report to the College Secretary & Registrar, and Richard Dickins, Director of Music and the Blyth Centre, will now report to the Provost.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

National Pay Award 2015/16

 

UCEA (the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association) has advised that, following the conclusion of the national pay negotiations, institutions can now implement the 2015/16 national pay offer. The College’s national pay scales have therefore been updated to incorporate a rise of 1% effective from 1 August 2015 for those staff remaining on national non-clinical rather than local pay scales.

Payment at the appropriate new rates will be made in November 2015 salaries and will be backdated to 1 August 2015.

Changes to Faculty of Medicine Education Office

Professor Desmond Johnston has taken up appointment as Vice Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Medicine, with effect from 19 October 2015.

 

Professor Johnston is Head of the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Section within the Department of Medicine, and was previously a College Consul.

 

As Vice Dean (Education), Professor Johnston is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate education and activity related to Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He is supported by the following two roles:

 

Mr Martin Lupton has accepted appointment as Associate Dean and Head of the Undergraduate School of Medicine.

 

Dr Jane Saffell has accepted appointment as Associate Dean for Science and Postgraduate Education, with responsibility for undergraduate science programmes (outside MBBS) and continuing strategic leadership of postgraduate taught programmes.

 

Following Professor Johnston’s new appointment, Professor Simon Taylor-Robinson has accepted appointment as interim College Consul until 31 August 2016, the date when Professor Johnston’s role as Consul would have ceased.  A new Consul election will be held at the start of the summer term.

 

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

Director of Strategic Planning

Dr Malcolm Edwards has accepted appointment as Director of Strategic Planning from 1 January 2016.

Dr Edwards joins the College from the University of Cambridge, where he has held the role of Head of Planning and Resource Allocation since 2012. In this role he oversaw the continuous review of the University’s Resource Allocation Model and led the introduction of new Project Boards to improve the governance of the University’s capital planning process. Prior to this Dr Edwards was Secretary of the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge from 2005 – 2012. He has also worked at the University of Manchester, UMIST, Aston University and the University of Oxford.

Malcolm holds a PhD in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Acting Vice-Provost (Education)

Professor Sue Gibson, Chair in Chemistry and Director of the Graduate School, has accepted appointment as Acting Vice-Provost (Education) from 13 November 2015 until a permanent successor to Professor Debra Humphris has taken up appointment.

In her role Professor Gibson will be responsible for providing leadership to the implementation and continuing development of the College’s Education and Student Strategy, in the context of the College’s mission to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society.

Professor Gibson joined the College in 1990, and assumed the role of Director of the Graduate School at Imperial College in 2013. Her research focused on transition metal chemistry and its applications in organic synthesis, and in 2013 she was awarded the OBE for services to Chemistry and Science Education.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Student Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) distribution

Staff working with students should be aware that students who selected Imperial as a BRP collection location in their visa application will be emailed directly by Registry inviting them to book an appointment to pick up their BRP. This is to minimise queuing, as Registry will be issuing approximately 3,000 BRPs at the start of term.

 

All other students will need to collect their BRPs from High Street Kensington post office, or Peascod Street Windsor for Silwood Park.

 

Staff can visit the website to find out more.

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